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Webasto Diesel Heaters

Postby Stuart » Wed Mar 14, 2018 6:24 pm

Had a pretty cold winter here in the U.K. and the subject of Webasto diesel heaters came up down the pub.

I know absolutely nothing about these things except what was noted down below so if you know anything then feel free to add it here!

I was advised that the desired items were as follows:

Citroen Webasto 5kw are the best. You Don’t want the air Top but you Do want Thermo Top c or z

Get water & fuel pumps. Water pumps sometimes integral.

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Re: Webasto Diesel Heaters

Postby GuzziJohnO » Wed Mar 21, 2018 6:20 pm

I got one years ago for my diesel Land Rover, and love it. Works fine on biodiesel, as long as it isn't so cold as to gel. Otherwise works fine on pump diesel down to -6f, the coldest I've tried it. Mine has the integral water pump and is amazingly small and quiet. Only takes about 10 minutes to pre-warm the engine, but a second battery is recommended, isolated from the starter battery. I don't have the automatic timer.
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Re: Webasto Diesel Heaters

Postby sbrumby » Thu Mar 22, 2018 8:33 am

Just as a matter of interest all Mk1 merc vito were fitted with a aux water heater and the vans only lasted a few years as they rusted like crazy, so I am betting the whole van can be picked up for next to nothing and the heater will have had next to no use.
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Re: Webasto Diesel Heaters

Postby Stuart » Thu Apr 05, 2018 10:32 pm

Cheers John & Sam. I need to find out more about where and how the things are installed and used. Are they suitable for heating a small workshop? I shall ask more questions up the pub :D
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