Chineese diesel night heaters

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Chineese diesel night heaters

Post by nth » Thu Sep 05, 2019 3:20 pm

Does anyone have one of the night heaters that are copies of the Eberspacher/Webasto heaters?
It is very tempting considering you can get a full kit with all the accessories for around a 5th of the price of a proper Eberspacher or Webasto.
Just looking for feedback from anyone who has one. Reliability, noise, fuel consumption etc.
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Re: Chineese diesel night heaters

Post by fed » Thu Sep 05, 2019 10:44 pm

Very interested in the topic too. I was looking at this one in the specific: https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07 ... PI6F&psc=1

Not sure to trust these products but the reviews are really positive (for what it counts)

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Re: Chineese diesel night heaters

Post by mikeonb4c » Fri Sep 06, 2019 9:28 am

I've read of them (both on here and on the facebook groups i think) being successfully fitted to Bongos. Seem to work fine. I've not read anything though about how long lasting they might be, and where to sort parts and servicing, but no doubt a good google search will reveal more stories. Keep us posted on anything you learn!
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Re: Chineese diesel night heaters

Post by nth » Fri Sep 06, 2019 10:31 am

I'll do a bit more research I think, might be worth a punt at £120. Just need to make sure I get a good carbon monoxide alarm :mrgreen:
Would be great to here from someone on here that has one, I wouldn't infect any of my devices with facebook so wont go on there.
Another question, has anyone on here either with a genuine or Chinese heater managed to fit a separate fuel tank just for the heater and have a leisure battery fitted? I have seen some fitted with a separate tank where the second battery sits but not sure if anyone has done it elsewhere.
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Post by Bob » Fri Sep 06, 2019 11:50 am

You don't really want a fuel tank in the crumple zone, and to be honest they use so little fuel I doubt you would ever recoup the investment, even with red diesel. :wink:
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Re: Chineese diesel night heaters

Post by nth » Fri Sep 06, 2019 2:18 pm

Most of the Chinese kits on ebay seem to come with the separate tank anyway so there wouldn't be any extra cost. I was thinking not so much for using red diesel more so I don't need to worry about emptying the main fuel tank than anything else.
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Re: Chineese diesel night heaters

Post by Bongolia » Sun Sep 08, 2019 4:46 pm

I made a pick up pipe that terminates high in the fuel tank to ensure heater can run short but still leaves a fair bit in the tank. I used brake pipe and ferrules through a drilling in the sender unit.
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Re: Chineese diesel night heaters

Post by nth » Wed Sep 11, 2019 11:00 pm

Just found quite an in depth test/review of one of the Chinese heaters. Even goes into checking sound levels & emissions from it.
https://youtu.be/9YthaCqkMOs
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Re: Chineese diesel night heaters

Post by nth » Thu Sep 19, 2019 1:15 pm

Well i've bitten the bullet & bought a 5kw Chinese special. Should be arriving in the next few days, once I get the chance I will assemble it all in the garage to test before fitting to the Bongo & will report back.
In the meantime im looking for ideas/pics of the positioning of hot air outlets & fresh air inlets if different to the ones in the fact sheets.
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