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Old 12-05-2019, 11:17 AM   #11
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Default Re: Diesel Sprinter conversion air heater options and maintenance

I've been running the chineese one for over a year now with 0 issues, used it to heat my garage the first year. Its was 300 bucks, I bought a second one for spare, and its still cheaper than a used air top.

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Old 12-06-2019, 01:38 AM   #12
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Default Re: Diesel Sprinter conversion air heater options and maintenance

If I bought again I would 100% go chinese. As an alternative to the oddball tap which can be difficult to obtain on the road, the screen can be removed with a sharpened coathanger tip. Bend it at a little more than 90 degrees and it works great even for severely stuck screens.
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Old 12-08-2019, 12:37 AM   #13
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Our D2 with 2,000 hours had it's first no-start. Most of the operation is 8k ft and higher. I ran kerosene for a few hours and still smokes hard on colder, higher starts. I'm going to run Kerosene for a good 24 hours on high and see if that helps. Hoping to clean up any carbon buildup, and then just maintain with a few hours of kerosene every 500 hours without disassembly.
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Old 12-08-2019, 12:47 AM   #14
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Once the glow screen cokes up, it generally can't be cleaned that way. It's easy enough to pull and burn clean with the heater installed.
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