Member Since: 27 Aug 2015
Fuel Burning Heater
I was really pleased how easy it was to fit an oval timer to the webasto fbh. Not that cold down here in Essex but I figured it would be good for the engine on cold starts and for me too. So I did an experiment and was a bit disappointed with the result. Maybe I'm missing the point
Day 1 - FBH runs for 20 minutes and finishes as I jump in for the run to work 4 degrees C on the dash. After 2.5 miles the oil temp on the dash reached the bottom marker arrow (moving past the blue marker) - as per image.
Day 2 - No FBH also 4 degrees on the dash. After 2.5 miles the oil temp reaches exactly the same spot. So no difference.
I know the heater heats the coolant and not the oil but I figured it was supposed to get the engine up to temp more quickly. Doesn't seem to - Again am I missing the point and/or being thick?
Would it make a bigger difference if it was sub zero?
4th Mar 2017 11:46 pm
Member Since: 05 Feb 2006
The dash temp gauge isn't real so completely useless for comparisons.
Oh and yes, the 5kw of heat does make a difference.Land Rover - Turning Drivers into Mechanics Since 1948
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