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5kw Fuel air heater

Postby sandancer » 01 Jan 2019, 23:26

I got a fuel air heater to use in the bus during the summer and use in the garage during the winter, has anybody got one or uses one, what is the fuel consumption like and where have you put it in your bus

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Re: 5kw Fuel air heater

Postby Oldiebut goodie » 01 Jan 2019, 23:56

I would put it under the wheels. You do know that Planar do not sell on Ebay? - that is a Chinese copy of a Planar.
5Kw of heat in the summer! Are you of berber or beduin ancestry? :rofl
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Re: 5kw Fuel air heater

Postby sandancer » 02 Jan 2019, 21:39

I am a card a*** bedouin, and I do not have insulation in the pop roof top yet.
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Re: 5kw Fuel air heater

Postby clone123 » 28 Jan 2019, 21:00

Hi
just used my van for the first time at the end of October 2018 and the two grand kids in the hightop was complaining about being cold in the morning when they woke up so I'm thinking about putting a heater in but would like so advice on which heater to get not sure about them 10 year old Eberspacher diesel heaters out of the BT vans just like to know what you guys think and which ones you would suggest was thinking of getting one of them 5kw from ebay to but I think I will leave that now
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Re: 5kw Fuel air heater

Postby sandancer » 28 Jan 2019, 21:08

This is the only one I have used, if it broke I would buy another one tomorrow, it is in my workshop which is 3200 sq feet, and it heats it up by 15degrees in 2 hours, it is great, I would imagine they are ideal for campervans,
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Re: 5kw Fuel air heater

Postby gary1998 » 28 Jan 2019, 21:40

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Re: 5kw Fuel air heater

Postby bigherb » 28 Jan 2019, 22:06

I've got a 2kw one £109 delivered, had in for a year now, keeps the camper at around 20c when its 0c outside. I run it on mainly on kerosene 79p per ltr.

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Re: 5kw Fuel air heater

Postby clone123 » 29 Jan 2019, 12:49

Hi what's the noise like out of these heaters i read somewhere that you're better off getting the small heater and running it at full power rather than getting the bigger heater and running it at half power because they tend to clog up and need to be service if you do that is that right
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Re: 5kw Fuel air heater

Postby Oldiebut goodie » 29 Jan 2019, 16:46

Yes, small one at full chat is better than large one running at 1/3 all the time. Constant low output will cause premature coking up.
I bought a couple of 5Kw Webastos off a guy as he had nothing but problems with them from new. When I checked the ecu they both had been run constantly at low output and had never ever been run on full, obviously he had over specified his requirements and consequently ran into trouble.
People think that I am talking nonsense when I try to persuade them to have a smaller heater than the size that they think they need. Even with the 2Kw ones I quite often see in the ecu that they have never been run on full heat and they are the ones that are coked up prematurely also.
Also 5Kw Webasto heaters will only run at at 1.5Kw as a minimum which will still be too high an output for most of our vans for constant running. I presume that the Chinese and Planar 5Kw ones will be much the same specifications. ( No, I am not going to start servicing and supplying them, I have enough to do with the Webastos :lol: )
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Re: 5kw Fuel air heater

Postby clone123 » 29 Jan 2019, 23:53

Thanks for the info guys much appreciated :ok
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Re: 5kw Fuel air heater

Postby sandancer » 02 Feb 2019, 21:29

With the 5k one the bus would warm up quick :ok
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Re: 5kw Fuel air heater

Postby Oldiebut goodie » 02 Feb 2019, 21:43

That it may well do but more than likely spend more time uninstalling and re-installing it often to decoke it.
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Re: 5kw Fuel air heater

Postby clone123 » 03 Feb 2019, 19:24

You're right it will warm up quicker but I think I'll go for the 2kw one just because of the less maintenance I hope :D
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Re: 5kw Fuel air heater

Postby silverbullet » 10 Feb 2019, 19:19

I've got to ask: why did VW spec the BBW/DBW 4.6 as an option? Was it for the sub-arctic Scandinavian market or was there only one available at the time?

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Re: 5kw Fuel air heater

Postby bigherb » 10 Feb 2019, 22:12

silverbullet wrote:I've got to ask: why did VW spec the BBW/DBW 4.6 as an option? Was it for the sub-arctic Scandinavian market or was there only one available at the time?

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