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Eberspacher (non) heater

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Anyone experienced this problem with their Eber heater? It's electrically working (timer unit works), and when I switch it on from the dash it spools up (the usual jet engine noise, worth buying for that alone), but it isn't heating.

I've not pulled it apart yet, as it's not exactly conveniently located in the engine bay, just wondering if anyone has any ideas? The technical support page at Eberspacher wasn't much help.

Tech support page: Technical Support

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Warning: Dont let it fail to start too often!

Hi Nick, A couple of suggestions. Assuming there is plenty of fuel and it gives up trying to start after 30 seconds, then re-tries a couple of times and then gives up then I suspect the glow pin may have gone.

If you can do it easily measure the current whilst it is trying to start, it should be taking 7 to 10 amps (at 12 volts).

The real answer is to plug in the diagnostic unit and check the fault codes.

The diagnostic unit costs around £200 but it worth having.

Warning: if you try to start it too many times (ten?) without success it will lock-up (with error code 050) and then it can not be started without clearing the fault with the diagnostic unit.
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fault diagnosis: ebespacher

easiest way is go to a truckstop and talk to a few truckers, those guys have them in their trucks. they usually know who can fix em cheap too.
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Hi Nick, A couple of suggestions. Assuming there is plenty of fuel and it gives up trying to start after 30 seconds, then re-tries a couple of times and then gives up then I suspect the glow pin may have gone.

If you can do it easily measure the current whilst it is trying to start, it should be taking 7 to 10 amps (at 12 volts).

The real answer is to plug in the diagnostic unit and check the fault codes.

The diagnostic unit costs around £200 but it worth having.

Warning: if you try to start it too many times (ten?) without success it will lock-up (with error code 050) and then it can not be started without clearing the fault with the diagnostic unit.
Pending how old it is, there is a reset button on the top under a rubber grommet, no need to remove just press, usually it is a glowplug problem
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Smashing, thanks for the suggestions guys, I'll give them a go...

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i had similar problem

hi Nick

i have little eberspecher bought via ebay. It worked fine for about 6 months then I started to get the similar problem that you are having.

Eventually fixed in Istanbul at eberspecher dealer, they stripped each component out and checked individually. Eventually fault defined as being on the main circuit board. Swapped board ($75 i think) and it has worked perfectly ever since.

Not necessarily a solution but maybe a clue for you.

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Hi Nick, A couple of suggestions. Assuming there is plenty of fuel and it gives up trying to start after 30 seconds, then re-tries a couple of times and then gives up then I suspect the glow pin may have gone.

If you can do it easily measure the current whilst it is trying to start, it should be taking 7 to 10 amps (at 12 volts).

The real answer is to plug in the diagnostic unit and check the fault codes.

The diagnostic unit costs around £200 but it worth having.

Warning: if you try to start it too many times (ten?) without success it will lock-up (with error code 050) and then it can not be started without clearing the fault with the diagnostic unit.
Hi if you or anyone else would like one of the testeres you mentioned above i have two different versions but do the same thing and at a fraction of the cost. Regs Andy
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Hi if you or anyone else would like one of the testeres you mentioned above i have two different versions but do the same thing and at a fraction of the cost. Regs Andy
Hi sorry i am a bit late to this forum i am looking to purchase a diagnostic unit let me know about the ones you have available

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Hi if you or anyone else would like one of the testeres you mentioned above i have two different versions but do the same thing and at a fraction of the cost. Regs Andy
Hi, I'm interested in getting a tester for my DW5. Would've PM'ed you, but for some reason, new members can't PM. Could you drop me an email please - the address is in my profile. Cheers....

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Have similar problems with an eberspacher on my boat, anybody able to suggest a supplier of a diagnostic tool?
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