Diesel Heaters

Submitted: Saturday, May 26, 2012 at 16:27
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Hi everybody a question on diesel heaters, I have one in my new van and went to Victoria recently and ran the heater,we were very pleased with it but it used 20lts of diesel over 10hr period is this normal for diesel heaters,we set the temp for 20 degrees
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Reply By: tg123 - Saturday, May 26, 2012 at 16:46

Saturday, May 26, 2012 at 16:46
Sounds very excessive to me - have a 10L tank for mine which I'm reliably told will last for several days of constant use. I've only used my heater sporadically so can't confirm actual fuel usage but 20L seems a ridiculous amount. Suggest you talk to your installer. Best of luck
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Reply By: Bob - Saturday, May 26, 2012 at 16:47

Saturday, May 26, 2012 at 16:47
What brand?
My Webasto uses less than half litre per hour on full blast in sub zero conditions.
When van has warmed up and heater is running often enough to keep van at around 23º then about half that consumption.

Do you have raw fuel coming out the exhaust?

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Reply By: MEMBER - Darian, SA - Saturday, May 26, 2012 at 19:04

Saturday, May 26, 2012 at 19:04
Include brand and specific model, plus size of tank etc. - more info gets better advice....... are you quite sure about the hours and the litres ? These things are super efficient........ if it was going to use that amount, I'd have thought it would have shut down with a fault.
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Reply By: rumpig - Saturday, May 26, 2012 at 20:08

Saturday, May 26, 2012 at 20:08
my Webasto uses about 3 ltrs of fuel if i run it from about 7.30 p.m until about 7.00 a.m the next morning in our Kimberley Kamper. i have the temp set so it basically runs all night, no cutting in and out, as i find the noise of it starting up again in the middle of the night a touch annoying. i'm not sure exactly what temperature it was set at (about halfway on the dial), but it was warm enough for me to sleep on top of the bed in shorts and t shirt down near Stanthorpe in Winter.
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Follow Up By: humpback - Monday, May 28, 2012 at 16:06

Monday, May 28, 2012 at 16:06
Thankyou to everybody who replied to my question on the diesel heater,i had it checked out today and there was a split plastic line which is why i used so much diesel.
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Reply By: Racey - Sunday, May 27, 2012 at 09:02

Sunday, May 27, 2012 at 09:02
Your heater is using approx 10 times the fuel it should. If your numbers are correct, as others have suggested, get it checked ASAP

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