Cheapest diesel night heater on eBay test / review

Dervis Garip Nov 22, 2018

  1. fbnss

    fbnss Well-Known Member Supporter I am in england

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    @Rosy are you taking this all in?
     
  2. chapel gate

    chapel gate Well-Known Member Supporter Promoted Company I am in england

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    do you actually need a heater in Cyprus dervis? :)
     
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  3. GeekOKent

    GeekOKent Well-Known Member Supporter I am in uk

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    Ok. So who's going to take one for the team and order one ?
     
  4. Chris

    Chris Super Moderator Supporter I am in europe

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    I'm minded to I have to say
     
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  5. Rosy

    Rosy Well-Known Member I am in uk

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    @fbnss just catching up...

    I decided that for £127 quid it would be worth a punt. While I haven't tested mine extensively first impressions are pretty good.

    It does what it says on the tin, sips of diesel in - nice hot air out
    The controller is relatively easy to use
    Error code list imply it monitors everything from diesel flow to internal temperature with safety cutouts if things don't function as they should

    Given that it is cheap and cheerful I have opted to mount mine in a wolfbox which wont make it near the truck until I have tested it extensively over the winter. Even if I get one season out of it I think i'll be happy with the experiment.
     
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  6. fast but dim

    fast but dim Well-Known Member

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    I bought one last week for my campervan.

    I'll be fitting it in the next week or so...I've done a bit of research, and am happy to take the risk at 1/6 the price of an eberspacher or webasto. I've had loads of Chinese copied gear with no real issues.


    The van already has an eberspacher hydronic ( it's an ex ambulance) that pre heats the coolant and runs the hot water.
     
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  7. ratrace

    ratrace Well-Known Member I am in uk

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    which one did you buy in the end?
     
  8. moggy1968

    moggy1968 Well-Known Member

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    Could you run a radiator off that to heat the rear body?
     
  9. fast but dim

    fast but dim Well-Known Member

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    Yes, but it would have to heat the engine, the hot water cylinder, and a radiator...I'm guessing that should take a while.

    Hopefully blown air heating will be almost instant.
     
  10. moggy1968

    moggy1968 Well-Known Member

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    I know people have done it though
     
  11. karl webster

    karl webster Land Cruiser Club sponsor Promoted Company Guru Land Cruiser Club Promoted Company

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    ive done it moggy.

    i have a d5 on my 24v black 80 at the min. works great. i set it up to the underfloor heating in the roof tent but it didnt work. It could easily be done though knowing what i do now.
     
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  12. moggy1968

    moggy1968 Well-Known Member

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    D5?
     
  13. karl webster

    karl webster Land Cruiser Club sponsor Promoted Company Guru Land Cruiser Club Promoted Company

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    eberspacher d5 . water heater.
     
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  14. GeekOKent

    GeekOKent Well-Known Member Supporter I am in uk

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    Any follow-up reviews or recommendations after a few months of use
     
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  15. garygiles1963

    garygiles1963 Well-Known Member

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    There are lots of YouTube reviews of Chinese copies. 90% of them are positive.

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  16. GeekOKent

    GeekOKent Well-Known Member Supporter I am in uk

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    Yeah, I had posted one earlier in the thread. Really just looking for some feedback from @Rosy and @Chris said he might get one... @grantw maybe has one too ?
     
  17. grantw

    grantw Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I haven't bought one of these yet but I have been playing around with a webasto FBH off a defender. The one I bought clearly needs a good service as I found out last night. IMG_9393.jpg

    It's in there amongst all the smoke.

    Over all it was a successful test though as the tricky part of these things is getting them to fire in the first place requiring wiring of plugs and a wbus controller.
     
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  18. GeekOKent

    GeekOKent Well-Known Member Supporter I am in uk

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    Holy smoke batman!
     
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  19. grantw

    grantw Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Next thing on the list is an exhaust pipe extension :D

    It probably did a good job of clearing out any creepy crawlies tho.
     
  20. Dave_S

    Dave_S Well-Known Member

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    90% positive, 10% negative... guess anyone gassed by one hasn't had the chance to comment ;-)
     
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