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S3 heater replacement

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My heater was completely knackered when I got my landrover and then had a move so I lost/mislaid items and the heater has not surfaced. An artic heater (Williams model) came my way but it seems that the nozzles are too wide to make a mod to fit it between the seats. Done a search and can't see any heaters fitted to an S3.

I would be grateful for the following

a) a pic of the original S3 heater assembly in the engine bay and cab (parts manual does not show how it's installed)

b) alternative heaters that folk have fitted

c) if someone has fitted the military one on an S3 I would be grateful for a pic of the installation.

thanks

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Heaterbox is fitted with 4 bolts against the bulkhead, passenger side.

The heatermatrix can be replaced - likely to be not working too good if "oldisch"

Many mods are around - including fitting 2 matrixes in the heaterbox - and basically your imagination is the limit.

 

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I fitted a Defender heater to my S3 and it works really well.

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I fitted a defender heater to my 109. It's pretty good. 

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Thanks for your replies. As finance is a problem I have decided to fit the military heater. From what I can deduce now there are panels either side of the central one about 4 ins wide which can be removed but only visible from underneath. The S3 had a double sided seat rail which lightweights presumably did not (presumably the arctic heater was standard for the Commando forces... I don't think the army had them [I was a former solder in 29 Commando Regt yonks ago]). So once a mod is carried out on the side rail the heater will fit - along with the tool box removal as that is where I'll route the pipes. The heater has a super quality core on it - having got one it would be a shame not to fit it. Even if it is a bit bulky and excludes a seat space.

I couldn't see at first how the heater nozzles were supposed to fit without serious modification which I didn't want to do. A 1.5 ins slot on one side of the seat rail is fine. I'll put up pics when done - trouble is it's damn cold outside!

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