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PostPosted: Thu Sep 19, 2019 7:46 am    Post subject: Re: Info on this Heater? Reply with quote

A very, very similar version of that heater was available on the Bay window Buses from 1975-1979. I bought a setup and installed it in my '73 Bus.

There are a few differences between your diesel version as installed on a Vanagon and the Bay BA6 but they are overall very similar. So you can find some info in the Bay forum if you look around. Here's my install thread:

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=690730&highlight=ba6

It is really nice for pre-warming the Bus before driving, and also as auxiliary heat in very cold weather driving.

As stated, they can draw down your battery pretty quick if you run it more than about two cycles, so one of the modern diesel parking heaters are probably a better bet if you want to have it run overnight for winter camping. I installed on of those on my '78 Westy. Plenty of threads on those here in the Vangon forum.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 19, 2019 7:03 pm    Post subject: Re: Info on this Heater? Reply with quote

just pray you dont have a D1L heater model...
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