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Old 11-22-2019, 05:39 PM   #1
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Default [Video] 2KW Diesel Heater Install


Skip to 0:50 to get to the good stuff (first 30-40 seconds is me revealing the new Monstaliner paint job lol).
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Old 11-26-2019, 05:17 PM   #2
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Nice work! I just watched the whole thing. Very informative. I'm wanting to install one of these heaters and this video is giving me the confidence to do it!

Is the T in the fuel line between the fuel tank and the Espar heater pump?

Also, I'd love to hear your thoughts on the Monstaliner paint job! You should start a thread about that ;)
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Old 11-26-2019, 06:10 PM   #3
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Nice work! I just watched the whole thing. Very informative. I'm wanting to install one of these heaters and this video is giving me the confidence to do it!

Is the T in the fuel line between the fuel tank and the Espar heater pump?
Very glad to hear you enjoyed the video.

Yes you want the T before the espar pump, so that the espar pump is not pumping into your new line.

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Also, I'd love to hear your thoughts on the Monstaliner paint job! You should start a thread about that ;)
I started one https://sprinter-source.com/forum/sh...ad.php?t=81151 but it was focused more towards just showing it off and saying for the love of God, spray it on if you can! Rolling it on was an enormous amount of work haha.
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Old 11-27-2019, 02:59 PM   #4
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Hah, nice. Yeah I'm in between right now. You feel strongly about spraying it? I have some experience rattle-canning stuff, but nothing major like a freaking sprinter van! But I was reading a thread here about it... it seems doable if you take your time.
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Old 11-27-2019, 03:03 PM   #5
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Hah, nice. Yeah I'm in between right now. You feel strongly about spraying it? I have some experience rattle-canning stuff, but nothing major like a freaking sprinter van! But I was reading a thread here about it... it seems doable if you take your time.
It took us roughly 12 hours including prep work to roll it with 2 people. I think spraying it would had been much faster lol.
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Old 12-07-2019, 01:51 AM   #6
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Hey Joey,

Your video inspired me to quit being lazy and drill some holes under my passenger seat to get my chinese-espar heater installed. Did yours have a fairly noticeable smell when first running? I've run it for an hour and it definitely has an odd smell, but damn it's pumping heat.
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Old 12-07-2019, 04:34 PM   #7
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Never mind! Problem solved. It was the fan catching the plastic housing a bit making it smell plasticy. This thibg is awesome for $130! Leaves ample money for a really nice CO monitor :)
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Old 12-08-2019, 07:23 AM   #8
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Never mind! Problem solved. It was the fan catching the plastic housing a bit making it smell plasticy. This thibg is awesome for $130! Leaves ample money for a really nice CO monitor :)
Mine actually has had a weird smell. I've been thinking it'll just burn off or maybe I didn't tighten my bolts down enough for a seal.
I'll have to see if it's the same thing you experienced, did you just have to remove the cover and push the fan in towards the center of the heater?
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Very glad to hear you enjoyed the video.
Also wondering. What is your coldest weather youíve camped in? Iím trying to decide between the 2kw and 5 kw version. I would much prefer the 2kw Version as it would fit underneath the van between the frame rails.
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Also wondering. What is your coldest weather youíve camped in? Iím trying to decide between the 2kw and 5 kw version. I would much prefer the 2kw Version as it would fit underneath the van between the frame rails.
I really haven't used it yet because I'm still converting our van.

From what I've read on the FB group for these heaters, 2kw is good down to like 0F. The 5kw is best if you're planning to be below that.
With that being said, if you didn't know, the heaters don't cycle on/off. They just cycle to their lowest mode. A lot of people have to leave windows opened so the temp doesn't run up too high on low.

Also, even if you order a 2kw you will probably get a 5 kw with different settings labeled as a 2kw. The sellers are notorious for doing this. I wasn't aware and got lucky I actually got a 2kw.

Differences can be noted here: http://imgur.com/gallery/AbWaTcp
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