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PostPosted: Mon Jan 20, 2020 8:18 pm    Post subject: Re: 85 vanagon wonít start -20 degrees outside Reply with quote

get yourself one of those chinese heaters and route the exhaust back into your engine bay. Turn it on the night before and let it purr. You'll have a nice warm block each morning.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 20, 2020 8:40 pm    Post subject: Re: 85 vanagon wonít start -20 degrees outside Reply with quote

Get one of the new models that also have a water heater function, and run your Van's heater circuit through that.

Or get one of the Hydronic heaters that are intended to heat coolant from the get-go.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 20, 2020 8:42 pm    Post subject: Re: 85 vanagon wonít start -20 degrees outside Reply with quote

On the headlight question:

I bet the innards of your headlight switch are toasted. Perhaps a replacement switch and some relays are in order? (Maybe you can just install relays and get lucky. I'd actually try that first--the switch may still pass enough current to trip the relays.)
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 20, 2020 8:51 pm    Post subject: Re: 85 vanagon wonít start -20 degrees outside Reply with quote

vwwestyman wrote:
Get one of the new models that also have a water heater function, and run your Van's heater circuit through that.

Or get one of the Hydronic heaters that are intended to heat coolant from the get-go.


You talking about the EGR coolers?
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 20, 2020 9:23 pm    Post subject: Re: 85 vanagon wonít start -20 degrees outside Reply with quote

westydriver wrote:
vwwestyman wrote:
Get one of the new models that also have a water heater function, and run your Van's heater circuit through that.

Or get one of the Hydronic heaters that are intended to heat coolant from the get-go.


You talking about the EGR coolers?


You could recirculate your warm coolant using this through your heater box under the bench. Maybe thereís a thread on this but Iím getting excited about the possibilities. Warm water with copper tubing, warm coolant with a simple low draw pump, warm air. Cold weather blues gone!!!
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 20, 2020 9:42 pm    Post subject: Re: 85 vanagon wonít start -20 degrees outside Reply with quote

westydriver wrote:
vwwestyman wrote:
Get one of the new models that also have a water heater function, and run your Van's heater circuit through that.

Or get one of the Hydronic heaters that are intended to heat coolant from the get-go.


You talking about the EGR coolers?


You could recirculate your warm coolant using this through your heater box under the bench. Maybe thereís a thread on this but Iím getting excited about the possibilities. Warm water with copper tubing, warm coolant with a simple low draw pump, warm air. Cold weather blues gone!!!
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 21, 2020 4:26 am    Post subject: Re: 85 vanagon wonít start -20 degrees outside Reply with quote

westydriver wrote:
vwwestyman wrote:
Get one of the new models that also have a water heater function, and run your Van's heater circuit through that.

Or get one of the Hydronic heaters that are intended to heat coolant from the get-go.


You talking about the EGR coolers?


No, though that is certainly a possibility.

I'm talking about the newest version of the cheap Chinese diesel heater that also includes a built in water heater function.
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