webasto heater

Submitted: Sunday, Mar 29, 2009 at 22:23
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hi guys
as some of you know we won the webasto at quilpie which i installed myself
we had a bit of trouble with the connection between the heater & the diesel pump & with rogers( from webasto) help it was sorted
as its been summer we havent used the heater since jan but now we find it will start if its warm outside but if its cold it fails to ignite
will call roger in the next couple of days to see if we can get a service in adelaide but in the meantime any suggsetions
i have bleed the fuel line at the heater
i have redone the electrical connection
i have removed the fuse with heater turned on ( this resets the heater according to the manual )
?????????
cheers
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Reply By: Deleted User - Monday, Mar 30, 2009 at 02:19

Monday, Mar 30, 2009 at 02:19
When you say the Webasto won't start does it commence the "start cycle" and fails to ignite?
If so try this. Switch it on and when unburnt fuel is coming from the exhaust get an electric heat gun and squirt some heated air into the air intake. If successful turn the thermostat up to max and run it for four hours. Turn on the AC if it starts to cycle. This method always works for me.

The better operating technique is to minimise the on/off cycles by adjusting the thermostat to a high setting. If the temp gets too high, open a window.
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Reply By: Noosa Fox - Monday, Mar 30, 2009 at 03:28

Monday, Mar 30, 2009 at 03:28
Stephen,

Depending where you put the fuel in and where you are now could mean that you have warm climate diesel in the tank and that will wax up when cold and prevent any flow. We had that happen with Broome fuel waxed up in Ballarat.

Pour some Kerosine in the fuel tank and see if that breaks down the wax and allows it to flow through to run.

You will have to pay an arm and a leg for the kerosine these days.

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Reply By: Freewheelers - Saturday, Apr 11, 2009 at 02:30

Saturday, Apr 11, 2009 at 02:30
thanks guys
seems i might have use a wire that is undersize so when the fan ramps all the way up it wont start when its below 10 c but when its a little warmer & the fan doesn't need to ramp right up then there is enough power to ignite so need to run a bigger wire
its either that or the heater has an identity crisis & thinks is a air conditioner
BOB good ongoing advice whats the ratio of kero to say a litre of diesel
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Follow Up By: Turist - Saturday, Apr 11, 2009 at 03:19

Saturday, Apr 11, 2009 at 03:19
One to two litres in a tankful will stop diesel gelling in the freeeezzzzing cold.
So will citronella oil, heater oil, lamp oil etc.

Only required if you have summer grade diesel in very cold conditions.

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Reply By: Turist - Saturday, Apr 11, 2009 at 03:31

Saturday, Apr 11, 2009 at 03:31
Now folks this thread is getting into the area of secret R&D.
Protected proprietary information.
Would not want these secrets to escape.
Some cowboy might rope 'em in and spread 'em about.
Better move it to the owners page.

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Reply By: Freewheelers - Thursday, Apr 16, 2009 at 20:27

Thursday, Apr 16, 2009 at 20:27
hi all
ive now run a 6 mm wire 15 /4 & its run overnight & again this morning so fingers crossed cheers
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