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Author Topic: Webasto fire  (Read 2311 times)
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« on: October 22, 2012, 11:03:21 AM »

Well, something went awry.  Can anyone repair this unit for me, or have a rebuilt burner head?  DBW2010




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« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2012, 12:33:38 PM »

Call Webasto they had a recall several years ago for that 1-800-562-7797 recall number 05E-015 they replaced one for me and have the serial number ready when you call I hope you are not to late

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« Reply #2 on: October 22, 2012, 01:02:42 PM »

Bummer, not a satisfactory serial number.  Guess its going off to RV Hydronics. 

Thanks for mentioning it though!
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« Reply #3 on: October 22, 2012, 06:47:47 PM »

Glad it stopped where it did.  j
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« Reply #4 on: October 28, 2012, 05:28:25 PM »

$1400 later.....EEK!
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« Reply #5 on: October 28, 2012, 05:51:43 PM »

Opus,

Would you be willing to detail what went wrong with your Webasto? Mine has been giving me grief for a while now and as soon as I finish my starter project I plan to tear into it further.

Thanks

TM
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« Reply #6 on: October 30, 2012, 08:38:10 PM »

We really dont know.  We are thinking possible fuel [pump] leak.

What is yours doing wrong?

I ended up sending mine to Roger at rvhydronicheaterrepair.com
Great to deal with, fast too.
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« Reply #7 on: October 31, 2012, 08:03:52 AM »

I'm baffled at the attraction of the Webasto, AquaHot, etc. I've read dozens of posts of problems and maintenance problems with the Diesel fired heaters. Up and beyond the fact they run on Diesel-I don't understand why you all put up with the constant maintenance and failure rates of these heaters?  Plus the initial cost and the maintenance cost ($1,400?) Good Luck, TomC
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« Reply #8 on: October 31, 2012, 08:14:02 AM »

I saw a H-45 yesterday a Aqua/Hot caught fire and burnt it to the ground ignore the maintenance they are like anything else  electric or propane they will catch fire but diesel fired heater are high maintenance

Lot of guys make a living at Fmca rallies just for repairs and maintenance on diesel fired units me I don't like the fuel usage,smell or the noise of the things JMO     

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« Reply #9 on: October 31, 2012, 08:17:30 AM »

I'm baffled at the attraction of the Webasto, AquaHot, etc. I've read dozens of posts of problems and maintenance problems with the Diesel fired heaters. Up and beyond the fact they run on Diesel-I don't understand why you all put up with the constant maintenance and failure rates of these heaters?  Plus the initial cost and the maintenance cost ($1,400?) Good Luck, TomC

Tom, it was on the bus when I bought it.  Its there so it going to have to be perfect for me to have it.  What state do you live in Tom?  I live in MT and travel mainly MT, ID, WY where we very easily see temps -20.  Of course they go to -40 as well.  What would your other suggestions be?
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« Reply #10 on: October 31, 2012, 08:20:48 AM »

My fuel would gel in ID then no heat how do keep the fuel supply from gelling a those temps ? I never could even get mine to fire after 0 degrees it would just smoke and Aqua/Hot worked on it all the time

One tech came up with the bright idea to pre heat with a electric heater that one did not set good with me lol

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« Reply #11 on: October 31, 2012, 08:24:32 AM »

We have winter fuel here plus I have a heated Racor filter.  The Webasto has a preheater as well.
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« Reply #12 on: October 31, 2012, 08:28:00 AM »

Diesel fuel sold in northern states and Canada is seasonably adjusted with anti gel additives to be used in cold winter temperatures.

Clifford, you've been down South for too long, you forgot about life up North in winter, LOL.

Just don't go on a cold day with summer fuel in your tank!

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« Reply #13 on: October 31, 2012, 08:31:17 AM »

I know they have a pre heater when they work mine has gelled before in WY running fwiw those 12 v pre heaters are not much
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« Reply #14 on: October 31, 2012, 08:40:53 AM »

Just don't go on a cold day with summer fuel in your tank!

A few years back I left Minneapolis for Florida on Christmas day.  I was shocked the bus didn't gel up because the tank had been filled the first week of October.

In 2004 I bought a new Ford diesel pickup in December.  Ford filled the tank with 20 gallons diesel at the factory and the dealer topped it off.  A week after I bought it it was -9F.  It started okay, but a mile or home from home just after getting on the freeway it died.  I think it gelled up because the factory probably used summer fuel.  It was towed to the dealer and it started after sitting in the sun for a few hours.  They never did find anything wrong and no further issues,
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