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Old 01-24-2020, 01:14 PM   #31
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I wasnt aware until a week after I sent it to the crusher. I should have kept the tank and pump
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Old 01-27-2020, 06:10 PM   #32
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We dropped the fuel tank and added a fuel tap, it was a good amount of work, but nothing overly difficult.

This past weekend I ran the wiring to the heater and got everything buttoned up. Fired it up and ran fine. My only issue is theres kind of a "smell" to it. Ive done a fair bit of searching and it seems that its normal and just needs some time to burn off. Anyone else experience this?
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Old 01-27-2020, 06:19 PM   #33
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They always smell a bit for the first 20 hours or so. As long as there is no smoke, and your eyes aren't burning.
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Old 01-27-2020, 06:35 PM   #34
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Update...

We dropped the fuel tank and added a fuel tap, it was a good amount of work, but nothing overly difficult.

This past weekend I ran the wiring to the heater and got everything buttoned up. Fired it up and ran fine. My only issue is theres kind of a "smell" to it. Ive done a fair bit of searching and it seems that its normal and just needs some time to burn off. Anyone else experience this?
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They always smell a bit for the first 20 hours or so. As long as there is no smoke, and your eyes aren't burning.
Basically what midwestdrifter said is true. I even had a slight smell after running mine for 3 hours. I thought maybe I did not get it tightened down enough under the van, but when we took the van camping a couple weeks later we used the heater and there was no smell or fumes, so I think it just took a while to burn off/dissipate.
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Old 01-27-2020, 08:16 PM   #35
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Default Re: [Video] 2KW Diesel Heater Install

Same experience. My guess is itís something like the casting release fluid in the aluminum thatís burning off. I ran mine on medium with the doors open for about half the day and it seemed to burn everything off. Now no smell whatsoever.




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Old 01-28-2020, 06:05 PM   #36
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Thanks guys,

Thats what I assumed. Ive only run it a few times and only for 30 minutes or so testing it out. Next step is to install the Afterburner and figure out all the features!
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Default 5Kw Chinese Heater and Yeti 1400 issue- HELP

Curious. I Have mounted my Chinese heater in the standard fashion, under the front passenger seat.

My problem:
I have a Yeti 1400 battery. The 12v panel on the Yeti will cycle off, and show a RED indicator, on occasion. Either at the warm up or shut down cycle of the heater. This occurs randomly and at other times the heater powers up/down with no issue with the Yeti 1400.

With the harness routing, it would be easy to drop the HOT lead to the actual vehicle fuse panel and not even utilize the Yeti (its independent of the van power).

Any thoughts on

1. Whats causing the 12v portion of the Yeti to turn RED and shut down?
2. Thoughts on wiring direct to the Van fuse panel/battery?

Any help would be appreciated.

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Curious. I Have mounted my Chinese heater in the standard fashion, under the front passenger seat.

My problem:
I have a Yeti 1400 battery. The 12v panel on the Yeti will cycle off, and show a RED indicator, on occasion. Either at the warm up or shut down cycle of the heater. This occurs randomly and at other times the heater powers up/down with no issue with the Yeti 1400.

With the harness routing, it would be easy to drop the HOT lead to the actual vehicle fuse panel and not even utilize the Yeti (its independent of the van power).

Any thoughts on

1. Whats causing the 12v portion of the Yeti to turn RED and shut down?
2. Thoughts on wiring direct to the Van fuse panel/battery?

Any help would be appreciated.

Ed
The heater pulls about 9-10A on start up for the glow plug. I looked up the manual and it seems all the ports on the Yeti 1400 max at 10 amps except the Power Pole ports which are rated for 20 amps. You could try shortening the cables to the heater to lower voltage drop and see if that helps (lower voltage is compensated by slightly higher amperage). Your overall best bet is to rewire it to the power pole ports, though.


I personally wouldn't wire it to your starter battery but others do it without issue. After it starts it just powers the fan, which should be okay if you're starting your vehicle at least 1x per day to recharge
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