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Sep-15-2008 @ 2:43 PM                           Permalink
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Hi folks,can anyone tell me if it is possible to decoke and refit a burner to a ebaspacher airtronic heater.had one for 2 years warranty out this month had two burners fitted so far at £245 each time by Panks who say not covered by warranty and cannot be decoked succesfully,hence new one fitted any help appreciated regards
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Sep-15-2008 @ 3:32 PM                           Permalink
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Without going into great detail, I am not at all impressed with Panks. I spent the thick end of £400 with them on my Eberspachear which still didn't work properly, I looked on the eberspachear web site and got the name of one of their other service centres in Leicester who I spoke to and recieved very good advice. Mine was a rather old unit and required quite a high current to run the heater after about 30 mins my batteries dropped below this level and the heater cut out. Changed the batteries, the heater ran for much longer. I have since changed the unit and put a brand new one in that has a much lower power requirement and is far more efficient.
My advice?get a second opinion, look at Eberspachears web site and get the names from there.

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Sep-15-2008 @ 4:38 PM                           Permalink
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thanks for that Terry,will get onto ebers web site now hope yours keeps functioning ok i am going to try adding an adative to my deisel tank
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Sep-15-2008 @ 7:21 PM                           Permalink
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It might be worth having a chat with the lads at Moonfleet.

Bill...(The Ancient Mardler)

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Sep-16-2008 @ 8:41 AM                           Permalink
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Thanks for that bill,i am going to try an addative thats what most posts are suggesting of course apart from that if we are going to pay the same for red as we do for white the answer would be to fill up with white as it has a faster flash point than red so burns cleaner and starts engines quicker its just the lugging of cans as you cannot get it on the river
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The problem with Panks is that they are more used to dealing with 'Ebo's' on road vechiles rather than boats.  It is difficult to second guess problems without much information although yhe diagonistic may point in particular directions.  Quite often the problems start with the glow plugs/pins.  If these don't do their job properly then you get a soggy carbon deposit which as it hardens under heat blocks things up.  The kind of fuel I would have thought is unlikly to effect the situation, more likely the pump setting or the nature of it's installation.  This is very much a specialist area.

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yes Bill i agree with what you say but the unit dl4 was fitted by brooms they have been out to it adozen times or more 3 or 4 new plugs fitted but cannot come up with an answer at this time they are waiting to hear from ebeys tech team,panks say road diesel has a higher flash point than red so burns cleaner and quicker combustion,brooms say they have many satisfied customers on red all very well the only gripe i have is that i have had to pay for two burners at£245 a piece (not covered on warrenty)

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Hiya Ecats,

Silly question I know, but is it at all feasible that the heater has been programmed to cut out after a short time, and you haven't realized it. Told you it was a silly question.

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To answer your question, yes they can be de carbonized, download a manual from the US Espar site and buy a few gaskets and a new glowpin & screen, the burner tube can be soaked in warm caustic soda (usual precautions as on packet). If you have access to somebody with a small ultrasonic bath it will help. The symptoms you describe and the repeated coking up are classic but not conclusive signs of under use, these things need a good thrashing to keep the insides clean and a couple of hours at full blast does them a power of good. The cetane value and flashpoint of good red and ULSD are in fact very close but the sulphur content is much lower. The main reason for truck heaters being more reliable is the same as their engines being more reliable, they don’t sit around doing nothing festering and getting damp.

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Hi Lou,thanks for the info:did what you suggested and in fact invested in ultrosonic bath cost £40 quid in maplins soaked in costic over night and an hour in the old bath a blast of wd forty refited fired up a treat thank god for these forums
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