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Old 08-15-2021, 01:10 PM   #1
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New to skoolies - 2006 Thomas

Hello, I have a 2006 Thomas SafTliner. I am in the process of gutting it, and am wondering what this Webasto panel controls?
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Old 08-15-2021, 02:09 PM   #2
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It controls an auxiliary heater, most likely running on diesel fuel.
Nice option to have...
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Old 08-15-2021, 03:58 PM   #3
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Webasto

Under your bus there is, or was, a diesel fired, engine coolant heater. A boiler, a water pump, a fuel pump, all in one metal box/shelf. About three foot long and weighs about 100lbs. This can be used to heat the bus and/or the engine. With that panel, I think, you can set a timer for start up, raise or lower temp settings.

Burns about 1/2 gallon, two litres, of diesel per hour.

If this works you will likely not have to plug in a engine block heater for cold weather starts. New webasto, for the size I expect to see in a bus like yours, $3,000


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Old 08-15-2021, 06:37 PM   #4
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Thank you so much for the information. I will have to see what I can find under there.
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