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    Hello.

    I'm wondering if it is possible to upgrade an dieselheater to parkingheater?
    In my manuall it says that it is possible to have a parkingheater controlled in the BC.

    My car is an 2006 Vectra 1,9 cdti


    Sorry if threre are any writing errors, but i am from Norway and find it difficult to type in English...

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    The only heaters that are common in UK cars is the normal cabin heater that uses coolant from the warm engine. Other types of Heater are not common in UK, we don't normally see cold weather like you do.

    Do you mean heater for engine (block heater) or cabin heater that uses diesel for use during the night?

    Your English is fine, much better than my Norwegian.


    We may not be able to give you a quick answer to this question.

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    I know it can be done.. ive read about it on a german forum.. but would probaly not work with your BC.. the "cheapest" would be a upgrade from webasto..

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    Is the Webasto a stand alone system Ken? Is he talking about a cab heater then?

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    Hello Oslo! Bergen here
    As all Opel with diesel sold in Norway, you have a external dieselheater, for the Vectra case its a Eberspächer. As standard this will only run when engine is running, cooling temp is below 70°C and outside temp below approx 6-7 (dont remember excactly). Your unit is a "top class unit", and does not have any limitation for further expansion. Its job is to heat the engines cooling water, mainly to heat the engine, but its nothing wrong to use this heat in the compartment too.

    To get it to work as a parking heater, you need a few components, like a electric circulation pump for the engine cooling system, and then a tech2-job (program the ECUs that you now have parking heater). Thats it. Well, at least until you receive the bill... My local Opel dealer wants £600 for this job, but they tipsed me that the pump was the expensive part, and possible to get cheaper "from other sources". Thanks to my garage for the honesty With this you can make the heater to heat up both engine and compartment to very comfy temps, and is what you need if you know what time you will use the car. The cars electronic will then take care of where to put the heat; first of all it will heat the engine, then it will open the valve and start the fan inside the compartment. Absolutely automatic, and elegant Especially the circ pump (and the compartment fan) uses some electric, so this makes it more important to have a well-maintained battery. And for what producers of this kind of fuel-driven heaters claims, this more or less removes the wear of the engine. It is the cold starts who at most wear a engine. And of course a heated engine will start alot easier than a stone cold one

    You can further expand the unit by a remote controller. I dont know the price for this, but I belive it should be some £££, as you need one receiverunit (located in the glovecompartment), and obviously a small remote sender unit (to have on your keyring). This can also be programmed to controll other RF-receivers like your garage door, etc, so I will be surprised if Opel will give this for "free" This makes it possible to be up to 300 meters away from your car when pushing the button to start the heating. 20-30 minutes later it is ready to go .

    There is also some dieselpump garages who also can do this job, but as far as I know they will not use the cars electronics as much, but rely on a separate screenunit made by Eberspächer. Not as elegant I belive.

    There is one more member her at the forum, from Norway, with a 3.0 CDTi, who also thinks about doing this job. I very much consider it myself, even I know a million other things to spend £600 on

    BTW: Dont worry about your english mate
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ste View Post
    Is the Webasto a stand alone system Ken? Is he talking about a cab heater then?
    You can get both.. a combined (engine and cab) or just a cab heater..

    but just rear about the thing fikse wrote about.. pitty they dont come standart here in the Petrol... (think they do with diesel)

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    It would be nice to have an Eberspächer in these days, please let me know if any one have a used unit for sale.
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    Sulten -> look on german ebay..

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    Quote Originally Posted by sulten View Post
    It would be nice to have an Eberspächer in these days, please let me know if any one have a used unit for sale.
    Are you sure you dont have a heater already? All diesels sold new in Norway should have one...Im told by manager at my local Opelgarage.
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    I have an aditional electrical heater, not the eberspächer. Dont think its possible to use it as a parkheater it will drain the battery quickly i guess.
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