Webasto Engine Air Intake Warning

Submitted: Saturday, Jan 22, 2011 at 03:46
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I have just discovered the motor air intake of our Webasto was totally clogged with mud and dust as it is located (by Bushtracker) under a checkerplate panel on the back upslope of the van.
Also being 5 years old , the foam rubber was disintergrating and also going into the motor.
Which now requires a major rebuild.
Probably partly my fault as I never thought to check it.
BUT.
This must be the worst place for it.
Dust & mud go strait up there.

I fitted a new filter and after only 200ks of W.A. dirt roads it was totally covered in dust again.

I'm going to put another hole in the van and locate the air intake back inside in the back cupboard.
I can't see any other solution.

Have a look at yours before you run your heater
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Reply By: The Hob - Saturday, Jan 22, 2011 at 05:14

Saturday, Jan 22, 2011 at 05:14
Our heater is also located on the rear rake. I have trouble with mud wasps etc so put a cap on the exhaust and on the inlet. For the inlet, I extended the pipe just to the outside of the checker-plate and put a screw cap on it.

The caps stop dust/mud when traveling and wasps when parked at home. I have remembered to remove caps for use each time so far.

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Follow Up By: The Hob - Saturday, Jan 22, 2011 at 05:31

Saturday, Jan 22, 2011 at 05:31
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