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#1 Shooter63

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Posted 03 January 2020 - 08:20 PM

Is anybody using one of the above and if so what do you think of it.

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#2 Richie83

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Posted 03 January 2020 - 09:37 PM

I’ve got one in my pickup. It is much more powerful and smaller than the original. I quite like it but others might not as it looks in no way original.

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#3 Jase

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Posted 03 January 2020 - 10:41 PM

Any pics? I need a heater.



#4 Albino_Hedgehog

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Posted 04 January 2020 - 12:19 AM

I too was gonna ask for some pictures haha

#5 timmy850

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Posted 04 January 2020 - 03:19 AM

Theres an install guide here. We put one in my friends car and it works great. 

 

https://www.minimani...er_Contribution

 

Also sold by minispares 

http://www.minispare.../C-ARA3000.aspx



#6 creakyjaws5533

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Posted 04 January 2020 - 08:15 PM

Got one in mine found it really good, would buy direct from T7 as it cheaper than minispares even with discount

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Posted 05 January 2020 - 09:10 AM

Thanks for the answers guys, I am presuming that when you say really good you mean that it actually de-mists the screen instead of just an inch of screen like my present recirculating air job that's fitted to my mk1 does at the moment.

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Posted 05 January 2020 - 09:38 AM

Been giving these a goood look, small and more efficient, but I understand that these have no fresh air intake? 
How are they when its wet and cold outside? 

I suppose one coud fab a air box with the standard fresh air tube attached? 



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Posted 05 January 2020 - 11:22 AM

I've thought about one of these types - ok, so you would have the demist and cab heating on all the time, but I could live with that.

 

https://www.ebay.co....5.c100005.m1851



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Posted 05 January 2020 - 11:35 AM

I prefer the late model MPI heaters but they are like hens teeth to get hold of.

I managed to get one from the breakers for £90 with all the pipework and vents. Sounds a lot but when you've seen rusty old tin boxes masquerading as heaters going for £80 on eBay it doesn't sound so bad.

I refurbed it with a new rad core and lots of closed cell foam sheet and replaced the two speed fan switch with a PWM motor speed controller and It was a direct replacement for the old one. Total cost £150. (Still got my old one to sell on eBay).

With the cold air dash vents and reliable heat from the heater, it's toasty. :D



#11 creakyjaws5533

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Posted 08 January 2020 - 11:03 AM

Yes they are really powerful and actually demist the screen, I am currently looking into designing an adaptor for the heater to allow it to connect to the existing fresh air feed pipe it will likely be 3D printed but I need to see what size my friends printer can print first but at the moment mine has been pretty good at demisting with no adapter I have left the pipe in place though so it still gets into the cabin

#12 creakyjaws5533

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Posted 12 January 2020 - 08:27 PM

https://imgur.com/gallery/G5LVlu7

Here’s a photo of my T7 Heater I used some 20mm Nylon spacers to sit if just off the panel to allow for the wiring for the switch panel




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