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Old 11-14-2019, 11:57 AM   #11 (permalink)
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One thing I need to fix is the random low coolant light I keep getting. But I would assume if the light wasn't on, the heater would turn on, and not have to have any codes cleared...
Anyone know the part number for the coolant overflow tank? Or can the sensor be removed only?

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Old 11-14-2019, 04:56 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Well I ordered a Chinese made gm tech 2 scanner off ebay. I'll give it a shot to diagnose the heater. In the meantime, I took off the grill and cut up a black garbage can and placed it in front of the radiator.

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Old 11-14-2019, 04:59 PM   #13 (permalink)
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What unit did you install?
not sure why the link looks that way but it works..




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Old 11-14-2019, 06:36 PM   #14 (permalink)
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What unit did you install?
not sure why the link looks that way but it works..




It amazes me how cheap these are.
How hot can your van get inside, if it's like 0 degrees outside?
Did you tap into your fuel tank or lines?
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It amazes me how cheap these are.
How hot can your van get inside, if it's like 0 degrees outside?
Did you tap into your fuel tank or lines?
I've never been anywhere where it's zero (nor will that ever be on any bucket list) in my van, so I can't comment on that. However, when I was in Yellowstone earlier this year it was in the low 30's in the morning, it required less than 5 minutes to make the inside warm enough that I was turning it down, they put out a tremendous volume of hot air when on high.

The price is crazy cheap and made me question it as an option but the overwhelming amount of testimontials/videos of sucessful use made a believer out of me. I have a buddy that spent $900 on a "real Webasto" for his Sprinter (he has money to burn) and perhaps the only bit of it that is "nicer" is the controller head...it's maybe $50 nicer in my book..
Yes, I tapped into the suction side of my lift pump and it works great.
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Boy that van looks clean underneath.
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Boy that van looks clean underneath.
and 19yrs old...the benefit of being out west..
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One thing with these heaters regardless of brand is the more they run the better they are. It is a good idea to cycle it and run it every so often even when you do not need it.
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Old 11-15-2019, 11:43 PM   #19 (permalink)
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One thing with these heaters regardless of brand is the more they run the better they are. It is a good idea to cycle it and run it every so often even when you do not need it.
There is no way to manually turn it on. The computer controls when it turns on. I wish there was a way to just wire it to a switch.
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There is no way to manually turn it on. The computer controls when it turns on. I wish there was a way to just wire it to a switch.
Tech 2 should be able to manually turn it on to test it.

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