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Author Topic: Aux Heater Reliability  (Read 4066 times)

Offline Mirez

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Aux Heater Reliability
« on: September 24, 2012, 06:39:02 PM »
Humm, well last year I had the opportunity to buy a brand new Eberspacher D5WZ for next to nothing which I took and fitted it to the Galaxy in August 2011. The car was laid up for most of the winter as it wasn't being used and I would guess the heater did a total of about 12 hours use - well today it failed to start, repeated flame out. FFS! You have to wonder about just why this heater is so unreliable, is it the heater itself or the way its deployed in the Galaxy???
03 Ford Galaxy 1.9 TDI 115 Ghia in Spruce Green Metallic
With cream leather interior, Full Bodykit, Remapped at 145bhp, Lowered on 18's
06 VW EOS 2.0 T-FSI 210 Sport in Deep Black Pearl
With red leather interior with full Caractere bodykit, Remapped at 255bhp and sitting on 19's
14 VW Tiguan 2.0 TDI 177 R-Line in Deep Black Pearl
With black leather interior, panoramic sunroof and bi-xenon headlights.
08 Ford Transit 2.2 TDI 115 in Frozen White
With retrofitted everything except another slidey door! :)

VCDS HEX/CAN - Scans/Coding done in Wiltshire in exchange for winegums! :)

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Re: Aux Heater Reliability
« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2012, 07:25:09 PM »
i dont have to worry about things like this anymore, ;)
vw t5 camper van.
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Offline Mirez

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Re: Aux Heater Reliability
« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2012, 08:19:11 PM »
You still have one, its just the crappy 3 glowplugs in the coolant version on the smax ;)
03 Ford Galaxy 1.9 TDI 115 Ghia in Spruce Green Metallic
With cream leather interior, Full Bodykit, Remapped at 145bhp, Lowered on 18's
06 VW EOS 2.0 T-FSI 210 Sport in Deep Black Pearl
With red leather interior with full Caractere bodykit, Remapped at 255bhp and sitting on 19's
14 VW Tiguan 2.0 TDI 177 R-Line in Deep Black Pearl
With black leather interior, panoramic sunroof and bi-xenon headlights.
08 Ford Transit 2.2 TDI 115 in Frozen White
With retrofitted everything except another slidey door! :)

VCDS HEX/CAN - Scans/Coding done in Wiltshire in exchange for winegums! :)

Offline Chrispb

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Re: Aux Heater Reliability
« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2012, 09:12:04 PM »
Humm, well last year I had the opportunity to buy a brand new Eberspacher D5WZ for next to nothing which I took and fitted it to the Galaxy in August 2011. The car was laid up for most of the winter as it wasn't being used and I would guess the heater did a total of about 12 hours use - well today it failed to start, repeated flame out. FFS! You have to wonder about just why this heater is so unreliable, is it the heater itself or the way its deployed in the Galaxy???
I think there is a issue with the pick up pipe and shape of tank,  have noticed with both MK1 & 2 when facing downhill unit will draw air if tank is below a third full and fuel starvation will give a flame out error.
Always best to park on level or uphill to avoid.
So as you rightly say the way it's deployed in the galaxy is not ideal.
Incidently the new one I purchased is now entering it's sixth season (tempting fate)
2009 Kia Sedona GS In Black 2.9CRDI 183PS. 5 Speed Manual WAV.
2003 MK2 Galaxy Ghia In Solid Black 1.9 TDI 115PS. 5 Speed Automatic.

Upgraded Eberspächer booster heater  to independent heating with 7 day timer.

With VCDS lite (full version) need a code clearing or want to scan for faults in the north kent area, PM me.
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Re: Aux Heater Reliability
« Reply #4 on: September 24, 2012, 09:26:55 PM »
You still have one, its just the crappy 3 glowplugs in the coolant version on the smax ;)

have i ???
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rip mum 3/5/16
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Re: Aux Heater Reliability
« Reply #5 on: September 28, 2012, 07:05:38 PM »
Nearly all modern diesels do but don't worry, when they fail nobodies the wiser lol ;)

Well new plug sorted the problem, found the cause for why its not working properly - its been arc'ing out due to a damaged insulator. Since this is a new heater its from the factory like this! Interestingly it only threw flame out codes and not open/short circuit codes. You can see how "old" the plug looks lol! I'm debating if it can be salvaged for a spare with a decent insulating washer now :)

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03 Ford Galaxy 1.9 TDI 115 Ghia in Spruce Green Metallic
With cream leather interior, Full Bodykit, Remapped at 145bhp, Lowered on 18's
06 VW EOS 2.0 T-FSI 210 Sport in Deep Black Pearl
With red leather interior with full Caractere bodykit, Remapped at 255bhp and sitting on 19's
14 VW Tiguan 2.0 TDI 177 R-Line in Deep Black Pearl
With black leather interior, panoramic sunroof and bi-xenon headlights.
08 Ford Transit 2.2 TDI 115 in Frozen White
With retrofitted everything except another slidey door! :)

VCDS HEX/CAN - Scans/Coding done in Wiltshire in exchange for winegums! :)

 

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