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Back heater blower

Discussion in 'Bay Tech Clinic' started by 76kampa, Feb 12, 2018.

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Would it work?

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  2. No

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  3. too noisy

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  1. 76kampa

    76kampa Active Member

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    Just a quick question :)

    Would something like this http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/311416589563?ssPageName=STRK:MESINDXX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1436.l2649 work as a heater blower, or is it too powerful? There are less powerful ones but this one is cheap.

    Mines missing and Ive been trying to think of an idea to get the heater back , unless I can find a second hand one somewhere, but I doubt that, and in Perth the need for a heater is quite rare...

    The front fan works, whatever that is supposed to do just needs cleaning out as it very noisy.
     
  2. cbus

    cbus Well-Known Member

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    You should be able to find an original in good working condition.
    Beware tho as many are not or are damn noisy.

    One show n should work if you can adapt it but may? need controlling speed. ( not sure comparative flow rate)
    May be noisy at full speed. ?

    Front fans are for fresh air.
     
  3. 76kampa

    76kampa Active Member

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    A speed controller would be very easy to add on.... might give it a go as I really dont know where to look for an original.

    I found another one for $46 so not much to play around with.
     
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  4. cbus

    cbus Well-Known Member

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    Put up a "wanted" post in appropriate section on kc
     
  5. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

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    Looks pretty do able. I picked up a working original but paid $80 plus freight so I reckon you're on the right path. Turns on only by full travel 'down' of one of the front red knobs so you can leave it off if goes too hard.
    Cheers
     
  6. KahunaKombi

    KahunaKombi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Do yourself a favour and subscribe to VWMA (vwma.net.au - I think that's the website = yup that's it just checked) ..... WHY well you'll see suppliers of VW parts ...... biggest advertiser is Mick Motors in Northgate Qld and think I saw he now has the blower for sale.

    Issue #57 from memory is out now ;):D in hand so I'll double check and post an update.
     
  7. rstucke

    rstucke Well-Known Member

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  8. KahunaKombi

    KahunaKombi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Checked the latest VWMA and the Type II Heater Booster Fan is mentioned @ the top of Page 11 ....... price not mentioned but Mick Motors (Mick, Ross or Graham) on 07 3266 8133 ;)
     
  9. 76kampa

    76kampa Active Member

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    Not cheap, will have to have a think about it :/
     
  10. cbus

    cbus Well-Known Member

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    How much?
     
  11. KahunaKombi

    KahunaKombi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Welcome to the old skool VW club :confused:
     
  12. Mordred

    Mordred Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Just to clarify, the booster heater was only ever designed to run when the engine revs were low ( such as low speed or stopped in traffic on a cold day) to supplement the bleed air from the main fan, which enters the heater boxes next to the exhaust outlets. The reason most have failed is people run them all the time when it is cold but with the engine at cruising revs there is little benefit. Also any replacement fan will need to have the flaps on each side that stop the hot air being blown up the riser tube and into the fan (as with the originals) as if it has plastic blades they will melt if it isn't turned on.

    Cheers

    Adrian
     
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  13. 76kampa

    76kampa Active Member

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    $375 + post
     
  14. 76kampa

    76kampa Active Member

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    Cheers for that, So really its not that important in warmer places such as Perth :)
     
  15. cbus

    cbus Well-Known Member

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    Ahhh yeah .
    New part I suppose so they do cost :)

    Makes the bilge fan worth mucking with ;)

    As Adrian said.
    Check that the lower vents are operating ie flaps in place ,not blanked off.
    Helps cool heater boxes so reduces that source of heat near heads.

    And ensure the fan flaps I'm place or tubes blanked off at tinware.

    WOF or whatever it is in WA will require adequate air flow plus sufficient eatm sir to warm a designated area of windscreen within specified period.
    I would expect non boosted air to comply but grumble or others would know better.
    A boost fan may be specified?.

    Generally it is an item that is not tested fully.
    If warm air is flowing that's sufficient. At driving revs it should be close?

    Most heater box hose connections ti front have been removed to limit oil fumes.

    Sorting oil leaks from rocker gaskets and push rod tubes stops the oil.

    A degrease and full rinse plus dome attention to rusted outer boxes helps.
    Will stink for a while after degreasing if boxes quite compromised.
     
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  16. KahunaKombi

    KahunaKombi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    IF the part number is known or can be found then use it and google search - may bring up some :rolleyes:
     
  17. 76kampa

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    Brakes and steering and gear shifter comes first I think.... Im not going to worry about the heater at the moment.
     
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  18. saabman

    saabman Well-Known Member

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    That’s interesting Adrian as in my ‘77 the blower came on as soon as the heater lever was activated- the switch contacts were part of the lever assembly.
     
  19. Alpal

    Alpal Moderator Staff Member

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    Should only come on at the almost full blast heat setting. (Talking late Bay)
     
  20. 76kampa

    76kampa Active Member

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    Just bought a kombi heater fan off facebook :) probably dont really need it but I want one back on the van.
     

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