Lots of cheap heaters popping up

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Joeri
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Re: Lots of cheap heaters popping up

Post by Joeri » Mon Mar 23, 2020 11:05 am

Hello

Well the chinees heater came in today.... :mrgreen:

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It has exactly the same bolt patern as the Eberspacher so no holes have to be drilled, and its a bit smaller then the eberspacher :D

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Same bolt patern and the same conections:

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As i have a Diesel pinz its more of a one on one replacement ....will post some more pictures soon.

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Re: Lots of cheap heaters popping up

Post by whitesik » Mon Mar 23, 2020 11:32 am

To avoid a second fuel tank, I would consider a gasoline version as was the original in my 710K. Are they not made or is sticking with gasoline a foolish endeavor?
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Re: Lots of cheap heaters popping up

Post by VinceAtReal4x4s » Mon Mar 23, 2020 1:51 pm

In my case there was no previous heater so I went diesel because, mainly, I didn't see any petrol based ones available or that were priced like that, and secondly, diesel is inherently safer and more efficient.
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Re: Lots of cheap heaters popping up

Post by Joeri » Mon Mar 23, 2020 1:57 pm

Personaly...i would use a ( second) small fuel tank and just go with diesel....they don 't use a lot of fuel :wink:

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Re: Lots of cheap heaters popping up

Post by Garrycol » Mon Mar 23, 2020 9:06 pm

whitesik wrote:
Mon Mar 23, 2020 11:32 am
To avoid a second fuel tank, I would consider a gasoline version as was the original in my 710K. Are they not made or is sticking with gasoline a foolish endeavor?
I have not seen a petrol version of these cheap ebay heaters - all diesel.

I used to be aircrew in a navy aircraft with twin radials burning hi octane avgas. It had a avgas burning heater in the nose - we were always too scared to use it in case it caught fire which other operators had issues with - was eventually disconnected so it could not be lit up.
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Re: Lots of cheap heaters popping up

Post by Joeri » Tue Mar 24, 2020 5:29 am

Some more work done :mrgreen:

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Now....here's where everything come's out the pinz and its normaly hidden behind this ugly panel that i didnt like so i came with this solution :
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The original panel:
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The new solution :
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The new box still needs a second paint spray ....i am going to put the solar regulator in here becouse it sits verry close to my battery's ....and becouse i have 2 12volt ones ( one starting and one living battery), it can charge my living one anny time . Also one of two intake muflers for the heater is going in here :P
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This is how it looks behind the new box:
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