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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2007 8:06 am    Post subject: vw auxiliary heater Reply with quote

has anyone tried that vw auxiliary heater over at barney,s ? not the blower but the heater ? third one from the top ? vanity.qwestdex.com/barneysimportparts/page7.html
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2007 8:20 am    Post subject: Re: vw auxiliary heater Reply with quote

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has anyone tried that vw auxiliary heater over at barney,s ? not the blower but the heater ? third one from the top ? vanity.qwestdex.com/barneysimportparts/page7.html


Nope, but fixed your link for you, you needed a capital P on Page Wink

http://vanity.qwestdex.com/barneysimportparts/Page7.html
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2007 8:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It seems like it would take a while to get some heat waiting for the oli to get warm as I would assume this heater would require extra capacity. Also, I would wonder what this could do for the engine as it would take longer for the oil to warm.

It seems like a solution in search of a problem. There are easier and better ways to get heat in your car.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2007 8:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

pdaoust thank you for correcting that Nova i was wondering the same things that you had mention . so i thought i would do some research so i could make the best decision before purchasing . hopefully somebody will be able to shed some light on this .
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2007 10:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've not tried this also.
But if you're looking at alternatives, here's another.
http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=218662
(Haven't tried this one either.)
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2007 11:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

In a cold climate you'll never get an oil cooler hot enough to heat the car. On top of that you'll have the engine in and out every time the seasons change to re-install the oil cooler or risk killing the engine. VW's conventional heater puts out quite enough heat if it is all hooked up properly and the car is not rotted out.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2007 6:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a 1500W inverter and a 1500W heater. Heater is 120V and draws about 15AMP, I haven't had any issues and it works well. Make sure you have a really good battery.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2007 8:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jaymonkey wrote:
I have a 1500W inverter and a 1500W heater. Heater is 120V and draws about 15AMP, I haven't had any issues and it works well. Make sure you have a really good battery.

No it doesn't. The laws of physics prove you wrong.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2007 11:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DrDarby wrote:
... VW's conventional heater puts out quite enough heat if it is all hooked up properly and the car is not rotted out.


So true--my original heating in my '69 almost melted my shoe one spring!
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 01, 2007 5:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

jaymonkey wrote:
I have a 1500W inverter and a 1500W heater. Heater is 120V and draws about 15AMP, I haven't had any issues and it works well. Make sure you have a really good battery.
just how many generaters /alternaters are you running at the same time ? sorry jay but i know better i had a 700w intervter and a 500w heater 3 days later i had to replace my gen. Crying or Very sad
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 01, 2007 5:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

DrDarby wrote:
In a cold climate you'll never get an oil cooler hot enough to heat the car. On top of that you'll have the engine in and out every time the seasons change to re-install the oil cooler or risk killing the engine. VW's conventional heater puts out quite enough heat if it is all hooked up properly and the car is not rotted out.
i was looking to add extra heat but not use it as the primary heat. i,d really have to remove the engine every season just to re-install ? ouch Rolling Eyes as for killing the engine it,s already about gone but have a rebuilt replacement so that, i wouldn,t mind to bad however i don,t understand how it would kill it . would you explain this to me in a little bit of detail ?
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 01, 2007 5:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Air-Cooled Head wrote:
I've not tried this also.
But if you're looking at alternatives, here's another.
http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=218662
(Haven't tried this one either.)
believe it or not air cooled head i just installed that about two weeks ago , on pg 2 you,ll see where i left my 2 cents on the post .
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