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bhenrich 09-29-2014 07:40 PM

Espar Underseat Installation
 
Group,

I recall seeing a write-up on here of an Espar under passenger seat installation. Does anybody know what I'm talking about? I would appreciate any help or information from anybody that has mounted one there before.

thanks,

Blake

GeorgeRa 09-29-2014 08:03 PM

Re: Espar Underseat Installation
 
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There are other folks who installed them as well, search for - passenger espar d2

http://sprinter-source.com/forum/sho...&postcount=536
http://sprinter-source.com/forum/sho...&postcount=537

Good luck.

George.

Edit: On the page 5 from the "Factory Espar installation" there is a picture of the perforated cover on the right side of the passenger seat to improve air circulation. I checked with Eberspacher, MB and VW about availability of this item and got nowhere. MB and VW said to go to Eberspacher and vice versa. Bought the original solid door and will experiment drilling holes after returning home.

Diamondsea 09-29-2014 08:38 PM

Re: Espar Underseat Installation
 
Use the search function at the top right of the screen. Search for ESPAR INSTALLATION and also ESPAR UNDERSEAT INSTALLATION.

bhenrich 09-29-2014 11:50 PM

Re: Espar Underseat Installation
 
Thanks George, yours is the exact post & installation I wanted to copy! Your thread doesn't have any of the search terms I was using, like under seat, passenger, etc. Thank you!

Quote:

Originally Posted by GeorgeRa (Post 328396)
There are other folks who installed them as well, search for - passenger espar d2

http://sprinter-source.com/forum/sho...&postcount=536
http://sprinter-source.com/forum/sho...&postcount=537

Good luck.

George.

Edit: On the page 5 from the "Factory Espar installation" there is a picture of the perforated cover on the right side of the passenger seat to improve air circulation. I checked with Eberspacher, MB and VW about availability of this item and got nowhere. MB and VW said to go to Eberspacher and vice versa. Bought the original solid door and will experiment drilling holes after returning home.


PaulDavis 09-30-2014 01:15 PM

Re: Espar Underseat Installation
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by bhenrich (Post 328388)
I recall seeing a write-up on here of an Espar under passenger seat installation. Does anybody know what I'm talking about? I would appreciate any help or information from anybody that has mounted one there before.

George did a nicer job than me, but you can also see mine here:

http://sprinter-source.com/forum/sho...1&postcount=37

Just fired it up finally last weekend - worked without any problems after the second start.

CuStOm 10-01-2014 12:27 AM

Re: Espar Underseat Installation
 
Great work guys.

These look pretty small. Do they really pump out enough heat to keep a sprinter at 68-72f in the winter if camping?

PaulDavis 10-01-2014 12:45 AM

Re: Espar Underseat Installation
 
I haven't tried mine yet but (a) other posters have claimed "0F outside, 70F inside my 170" (b) the thing does blast out some very warm air :)

Diamondsea 10-01-2014 12:55 AM

Re: Espar Underseat Installation
 
In my former DIY my D2 could just keep up 68 degrees when it was 20 outside. I had reasonable insulation. It becomes more difficult to heat past a temperature rise of 40 degrees. Interestingly for refrigeration it seems to be increasingly difficult to cool more than 40 degrees below ambient!

Rensho 10-01-2014 07:40 PM

Re: Espar Underseat Installation
 
Do you guys feel that the underseat install adds to the noise of the heater? Is it an issue at all?

I'm about to install mine.

PaulDavis 10-01-2014 07:45 PM

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when the fan is on high, the noise of the furnace itself is hardly an issue. when it is on low, it seems to me that the fan is still the loudest component (which isn't saying much - the thing just isn't very loud).

it is easy for me to understand what other D2/D4 users have said about the noise of the pump tick though ... at night, i can imagine this being disconcerting because it is not a continuous sound.


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