Where to mount an eber in an Aircooled

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Re: Where to mount an eber in an Aircooled

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My van is petrol / lpg , my heater a eberspácher diesel , so separate tank essential.
We use the van all year round , and often in mid winter the heater is on thermostat control for a week constantly, day and night to keep the van at 18°C To 20°C . No point having central heating and being cold
I burn Kerosene (@50ppl) by choice , but have the option of roadfuel diesel if need be . Can easily use 8 litres a week

Have you seen the price of petrol ? I hardly every have more than 1/4 of a tank in the van for the engine .
Hardly every run the engine on petrol , way too dear .
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At the risk of sounding like a massive "idiot"... I never look at the price of petrol.
If the car/van needs filling, it gets filled. If I need to look at the price of petrol, I need to get rid of some cars...
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Re: Where to mount an eber in an Aircooled

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bigherb wrote: 30 Oct 2020, 10:38
zoona wrote: 30 Oct 2020, 08:58
bigherb wrote: 30 Oct 2020, 07:55
If you are fitting a Diesel heater and have a petrol engine you can't. And you can run the Diesel heater on cheaper Red Diesel or Kerosene home heating oil @ around 60p per litre.

Ah, ok. I have petrol so bought a petrol heater... Saves a lot of pissing about with another tank. And diesel is bloody disgusting anyway, so didn't want that anywhere near my van.
Does anybody use a heater enough for that fuel price difference to be significant?

Horses for courses I guess.
It is more you can get new Diesel heater kits for between £80-£100, plus Diesel/Kerosene has more energy than Petrol so you burn less per kW. Camping in the winter I can easily burn 20+ ltr of Kero a week.

Not as much as you make out!

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zoona wrote: 30 Oct 2020, 15:30 At the risk of sounding like a massive "idiot"... I never look at the price of petrol.
If the car/van needs filling, it gets filled. If I need to look at the price of petrol, I need to get rid of some cars...

I agree with you, I think if we cared about our MPG that much we wouldn't own these old boxes  :lol: .
Although having said that I personally want to get the most milage I can on a tank. But as you said, if it needs it, it get's it. The van is a greedy sod! To be fair I don't think I do that bad for fuel even when doing 200 mile round trips as I can do on one tank and still have some spare. 

I think as long as your feet aren't made of lead you can get some semi decent figures on MPG.. roads / load depending I guess!
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Re: Where to mount an eber in an Aircooled

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Oldiebut goodie wrote: 30 Oct 2020, 16:52
bigherb wrote: 30 Oct 2020, 10:38
zoona wrote: 30 Oct 2020, 08:58

Ah, ok. I have petrol so bought a petrol heater... Saves a lot of pissing about with another tank. And diesel is bloody disgusting anyway, so didn't want that anywhere near my van.
Does anybody use a heater enough for that fuel price difference to be significant?

Horses for courses I guess.
It is more you can get new Diesel heater kits for between £80-£100, plus Diesel/Kerosene has more energy than Petrol so you burn less per kW. Camping in the winter I can easily burn 20+ ltr of Kero a week.
Not as much as you make out!



I never mentioned an amount.
But it is a fact Diesel gives around 10.9 kWh per ltr, Kerosene 10.3 kWh, Petrol  9.6 kWh and LPG a dismal 7.1 kWh

 
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