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Gornalhills
 


Member Since: 17 Jul 2012
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Fuel Burning Heater !!!

Hi to all, quite a simply question from me could someone please tell me what the fuel burning heater does ? Is it the thing under the bonnet on the right hand side that runs with the key out of the ignition (sometimes) Embarassed Told you i have a lot to learn, Thumbs Up
  
Post #110283012th May 2013 11:28 pm
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Simonstarski
 


Member Since: 24 Jun 2012
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United Kingdom 2005 Discovery 3 TDV6 SE Manual Zermatt SilverDiscovery 3

It warms the car up quicker when the temperature outside is cold.. Thumbs Up

It also goes wrong often Rolling with laughter
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Post #110283312th May 2013 11:32 pm
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Gornalhills
 


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Thanks for the prompt reply, looks like something else to go wrong Big Cry not bad considering ive had a new gearbox, new complete clutch, new air compressor, 2 x new wishbones, new alternator and a software update !! a total of £7800 under warranty, wondering wether to let her go, mmm Whistle glad to see you live in my favourite part of the country. Thumbs Up
  
Post #110283712th May 2013 11:42 pm
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DG
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It doesn't go wrong often Confused More often peeps just don't understand the conditions upon which it's supposed to work Wink
  
Post #110284112th May 2013 11:50 pm
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Gornalhills
 


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That sounds more like it in my case, so is it more likley to run in the winter ? Thumbs Up
  
Post #110284412th May 2013 11:54 pm
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Simonstarski
 


Member Since: 24 Jun 2012
Location: Cornwall
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United Kingdom 2005 Discovery 3 TDV6 SE Manual Zermatt SilverDiscovery 3

To be fair DG is right, it just seems to come up in topic as the winter bites.. Thumbs Up

I can't remember exactly but it think to activate automatically on start up it has to be less than 4c and you have to have at least a quater tank of fuel. Thumbs Up

There's a little exhaust in the passenger side wheel arch, when its running you can just see the fumes exhausting.
Mine sounds like a jet when its running, and if its a short trip you can hear it go into a cool down cycle when you turn the car off.

I've read lots on here about getting it reset if it fails to start. Some even fit a remote start to warm the car before you get in it.
Its rarely that cold here in the deep southwest so I've never looked into that kit.
Have a search on here for FBH or first smoke. It's quite impressive when they purge start it.. I think there's a YouTube video of that. Thumbs Up
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Post #110284913th May 2013 12:26 am
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Gareth
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It should operate at 5 degrees C or less, so long as the engine coolant temp is below 75 C and the low fuel warning light is not on, and the battery voltage is high enough.

It will cause smell and smoke from the front of the vehicle, often people mistake it for a fire under the car. It does warm the car up quickly on a cold start.

You can modify it to to remotely operate to warm the engine before you get in to it.

If you do have it purged, it does look pretty spectacular!
  
Post #110296913th May 2013 11:02 am
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Garym2000
 


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Mine fired up this morning, for the first time in a number of weeks. Is winter here again !
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Post #110300713th May 2013 12:32 pm
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chocolademan
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Loads of info here Whistle
http://disco3.co.uk/wiki/Fuel_Burning_Heater

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Post #110301213th May 2013 12:39 pm
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Triarii
 


Member Since: 27 Mar 2012
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United Kingdom 2006 Discovery 3 TDV6 SE Auto Java BlackDiscovery 3

Mine seems to emit smoke/condensing vapour from the driver side wheel arch (a 56 plater).

A slight breeze blowing it across or something else?
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Post #118701213th Nov 2013 11:53 am
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Iguana
 


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4 degrees here this morning, so popped the bonnet and started her, nothing happened to begin with, then the FBH kicked in - so looks like mine is working....it then stopped after a few moments as the temp hit 7 degrees
  
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Woolmeister
 


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@triarii: Behaving as expected.

If you look just in front of the NSF wheel, you should see the exhaust pipe for it. Thumbs Up


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Post #118702213th Nov 2013 12:17 pm
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Narpy
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Dizzykebab
 


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Gonna have to get the garage to have a look at mine I've tried the fuse out reset and still nothing Big Cry
  
Post #118704813th Nov 2013 1:28 pm
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DSL
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DG wrote:
It doesn't go wrong often Confused More often peeps just don't understand the conditions upon which it's supposed to work Wink


Mine doesn't go wrong often, not anymore. It went wrong once too many times and got left wrong, more hassle than it's worth.
 

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