Originally Posted by Wrinkledpants
Sweet. Hopefully this finally gets you some reliable heat. Where do you have the glycol tank located? It seems a lot of people do it inside to keep it warm, but I've read reports of people smelling the glycol when it vents.
I sure hope so. I have had my share of problems. The heater was the replacement from the last issue so it only had 42 hours run time. Seems there was a manufacture defect that caused the problem. It is back on and everything working last night. Time will tell.
I assume by glycol you are referring to the antifreeeze mixer? The tank is attached to the electric heater and placed under my couch. I do not have any smell but it has caused my LP detector to go off once. I think that was more from the heat and basically everything causes the sensor to go off.
I believe you will need to have the antifreeze/electric heater unit in the van. The diesel heater and the pump are underneath. The entire system makes a loop. In other words the pump sends the antifreeze through the electric heating unit and the diesel heating unit and whichever you are using at the time (switch on) that isvwhat unit will heat the water and air . This is why I was able to remove the heater, place the hose back on the pump to close the system and use the electric heater while the diesel was mailed back for repairs.
I would strongly advise having a solid understanding of how the system works and a good pair of vice grips. It is not complicated to remove just messy.
The reason--you can do as I did and still have the electric heater working. Also important to know about checking the antifreeze levels and the reset switch on the electric heater.
I am hoping my nightmare is over--3 heater, 2 pumps in less than a year.
I can say knowing how the system works and knowing how to remove and install, will at least give me options. This is important since my cat and I live full time in my sprinter.
Please let me know if I can answer any additional questions. Let say I am no painfully aware of how everything works.