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Has anyone tried one of these Chinese Diesel Parking Heaters? - skyl4rk - 10-10-2018

I have not tried one, but am very interested.  Here is a video of a guy who has one installed in a camper van and also a garage:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oV1L8JD6LCI

I have no idea which ones are good or bad:

https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=m570.l1313&_nkw=12V+2KW+Air+diesel+Heater&_sacat=0

Does anyone know more about these?


Has anyone tried one of these Chinese Diesel Parking Heaters? - John61CT - 10-10-2018

Not as good build quality as Webasto, Espar, even Planar.

Fitting thermostat, timers, remote SIM control etc a DIY science project.

No gasoline units available?

No coolant / HWS / hydronics unit available?

May not be able to get parts later. So buy your spares at the same time.

Def no installation or later service available.


RE: Has anyone tried one of these Chinese Diesel Parking Heaters? - B and C - 10-10-2018

I am not interested in one but they do make a gasoline model:

https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=m570.l1313&_nkw=12V+Air+gasoline+Heater&_sacat=0&LH_TitleDesc=0&_osacat=0&_odkw=12V+2KW+Air+diesel+Heater


Has anyone tried one of these Chinese Diesel Parking Heaters? - John61CT - 10-10-2018

Great thanks.

Some people burn kero in the diesel ones, if their vehicle isn't diesel I guess


RE: Has anyone tried one of these Chinese Diesel Parking Heaters? - B and C - 10-10-2018

I always thought kerosene was #1 diesel fuel.


Has anyone tried one of these Chinese Diesel Parking Heaters? - John61CT - 10-10-2018

Apparently "even purer" but then often priced way higher if only available in cans from big box retail.

Some places can still have pumps outdoors? Dunno.

For me I would only plumb from my vehicle fuel tank, perhaps add another if space allowed.

High enough outlet so never emptied it completely and stranded.


RE: Has anyone tried one of these Chinese Diesel Parking Heaters? - Jim_Rockford - 01-22-2019

The gas ones are not our gas it's a poor translation for diesel...which is called gas overseas.


RE: Has anyone tried one of these Chinese Diesel Parking Heaters? - Firebuild - 01-22-2019

Here is the best source of info on them I've found. It's a FB group entirely dedicated to the Chinese diesel heaters. Lots of experienced users there and also some info on tweaking them. Most users are in the UK; these are far more common in Europe.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/146837062640024/

P.S. This is a troubleshooting group so you will see all the problems people encounter here - but inquire and you will see most everyone is happy with their heater. The biggest issues are incorrect installation and the occasional missing part.


RE: Has anyone tried one of these Chinese Diesel Parking Heaters? - Firebuild - 01-22-2019

(01-22-2019, 08:10 AM)Jim_Rockford Wrote:  The gas ones are not our gas it's a poor translation for diesel...which is called gas overseas.

Actually, these ARE made for gasoline as well; there are a few on the link that was included. 

When people in Europe refer to gas, they are generally talking about propane.   Our gasoline is called "petrol." But the heaters in question specifically spell out "gasoline."


RE: Has anyone tried one of these Chinese Diesel Parking Heaters? - Jim_Rockford - 01-22-2019

I have seen the videos of the so-called gas heaters that are listed as gasoline and they do not run on gasoline they work perfect on diesel these heaters are not made for gasoline use