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... my wife and I don't mind the white noise and don't find it to be too loud ... on cold nights when it stays running to keep up with heat dissipation
Gotcha. As I think my wife would say, "Honey, that's just the sound of warmth!"

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Have had a number of RV's over the last 40+ years with heaters WAY louder than my Espar Diesel unit- I have no issue with the internal sound of it.
The exhaust is much quieter than some RV heater exhausts, but I do have the muffler in the exhaust line.
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Great writeup -- thanks!

In your blog post, you mention that the noise, from fuel pump, blower, and intake/exhaust, is too much. You also say you had some ideas about fixing this. I didn't find the next promised article on your site -- did I miss it somehow? Were your ideas successful?

(I also saw that Johnnydanger had this to say. So I guess fan noise is subjective. :-)
We did the following:

– Fuel pump: we inserted a closed-cell foam between the P-clamp holding the pump and between the van structure. We followed these recommendations as well: (click here).
– Exhaust: we installed this silencer: (click here)
– Intake: there is also a silencer available, but we missed it when we did our order… (click here)
– Fan: we did nothing so far, because the fan makes a constant noise and we don’t really care about that.

Does it make a difference? Yes, but not THAT much. Still worth doing it though.
Since our last comment about noise, we did some progress with the van interior and it has helped the Webasto noise to the point where we mostly just hear just the fan running. This is a constant noise, so it does not bother us.
For people OUTSIDE the van, it is still pretty noisy (we sometime camp with people with tent).
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We did the following:
just saw (because i'm subscribed :-) your new followup blog entry on this noise stuff, with pictures (http://faroutride.com/air-heater-noise-reduction/). did the erratic "ticking" noise from the fuel pump go away, with the 90 degree elbows on the fuel lines? i find their suggested fix to be fascinating, so i'm curious!

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just saw (because i'm subscribed :-) your new followup blog entry on this noise stuff, with pictures (http://faroutride.com/air-heater-noise-reduction/). did the erratic "ticking" noise from the fuel pump go away, with the 90 degree elbows on the fuel lines? i find their suggested fix to be fascinating, so i'm curious!

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It did NOT go away. I'm not sure if it really made a difference; maybe a little? According to Webasto, it can reduce the noise up to 10dB. Huh. But, it's very easy to do, so what the heck!

The exhaust silencer definitely made a difference though.
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a single post thread from an installer, i link it here to maybe make it easier to find: Webasto Heaters
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I've got some more Webasto install questions:

1) Folks have described the fan noise as "continuous". Is it really always on? I can imagine why that might be desireable, but when the the thermostat says there's no more need for heat, I would have expected the fan to shut off.

2) The Webasto installation guide describes taking intake air from either the cabin (which I think most folks here do) for from the outside (which requires adding an extra temperature sensor, not to mention an extra hole in the van). I can imagine advantages to both configurations, but I'd think one would optimally want both -- just like the "Recirc" setting for the dash heat. Faster warmup with recirc, but fresher, perhaps drier air, when pulling from outside the van. Has anyone done this?

3) The installation guide I found (which I can't seem to find again right now) seemed to recommend horizontal mounting, but implied that wall mounting would be okay. I'm not sure how that would work in practice -- mainly, I can't tell if it's an absolute requirement that the intake/exhaust ports be physically isolated from the interior space of the van. I suspect floor mounting will work for me -- but I'm curious about other options.

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I've got some more Webasto install questions:

1) Folks have described the fan noise as "continuous". Is it really always on? I can imagine why that might be desireable, but when the the thermostat says there's no more need for heat, I would have expected the fan to shut off.



2) The Webasto installation guide describes taking intake air from either the cabin (which I think most folks here do) for from the outside (which requires adding an extra temperature sensor, not to mention an extra hole in the van). I can imagine advantages to both configurations, but I'd think one would optimally want both -- just like the "Recirc" setting for the dash heat. Faster warmup with recirc, but fresher, perhaps drier air, when pulling from outside the van. Has anyone done this?



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1)We observed that above 40F outside, the fan will sometime stops; below 35-40 the fan is always on. The fan speed seems to be variable, so when the need for heat is low, the fan will run low instead of shutting down. This is what i conclude playing with the rheostat.

2)It's been discussed on the Sprinter forum: http://sprinter-source.com/forum/showthread.php?t=52317. Here is the diverter part: http://www.heatso.com/regulating-fla...y-branch-60mm/

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