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Re: Better, Diesel-Fired Liquid Heater for 2011-2012 Leaf

Mon Dec 09, 2019 11:59 pm

goldbrick wrote:
Mon Dec 09, 2019 6:22 pm
Nubo wrote:
Mon Dec 09, 2019 2:18 am
In practice very little heat ever made it to the windscreen, especially if you drove in a salt-loving area that ate holes in the shrouds around the heat exchangers.
Amen to that. I remember wiping the windshield with my hands to get a 'port hole' open to look out of. Those were the days....

Funny how the graphic shows the pipes at the front of the car as red - eg hot - while the rear is blue.
Well that last bit is actually accurate. The outside air passes through the heat exchangers where it picks up heat from the exhaust pipes and then is distributed in the cabin. I've ridden in bugs that were in better shape than mine and the heating was actually functional. Mine were more like an old lady breathing on your feet.
I noticed you're still working with polymers.

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Re: Better, Diesel-Fired Liquid Heater for 2011-2012 Leaf

Tue Dec 17, 2019 5:17 am

Oilpan4 wrote:
Mon Dec 09, 2019 12:54 am
PaulSp wrote:
Mon Dec 09, 2019 12:18 am
Keep us posted man! And show us some pics ;)

I have my 8.8kwh extender battery now so my diesel air heater is removed.
Still wanting to mount in under the hood somehwere though.
How much did that cost and did you post pictures?
I cost me €3000, except EV prices in europe are sky high.
Its cost about 30% of my cars value.

100 charge gives me 23.2kwh according lesfspy. 80% charge gives me 20.5 kwh

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Re: Better, Diesel-Fired Liquid Heater for 2011-2012 Leaf

Sat Feb 01, 2020 3:57 am

Oilpan4 wrote:
Sat Nov 09, 2019 4:07 am
Well I broke down and got the Eberspacher Hydronic S3 diesel heater kit.
It burns 0.5L per hour on high and 0.2L per hour on low.

It was on sale for 614 fiat dollars with shipping and tax.

Probably be good for 10 miles on a cool wet day and up to 20 miles on a single digit night.

Definitely cheaper than trying to get a 12 soh bar heatpump leaf.
Oilpan4, did you ever end up installing the inline water cooler? How has it worked out?

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Re: Better, Diesel-Fired Liquid Heater for 2011-2012 Leaf

Sat Feb 01, 2020 4:56 pm

I'm still working on it, got it hooked up to coolant lines but every time I have time to work more on it it's raining or really cold out.
Need to run electrical and install the fuel system.
2011 white SL leaf with 2014 batt.
Chargers: Panasonic brick moded for 240v, duosida 16a 240v and a 10kw setec portable CHAdeMO
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