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So I have quotes to get a Espar or Wabasto installed on my truck but dont know which one to go with.
The Espar is $2200 and the Wabasto is $2100 installed, give or take a few dollars.

Which one do you guys suggest?
The wabasto comes with a 7 day timer and it costs an extra $100.00 for the the 7 day timer on the espar.

and yes, I did a search but it didnt really help me decide.
 

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So I have quotes to get a Espar or Wabasto installed on my truck but dont know which one to go with.
The Espar is $2200 and the Wabasto is $2100 installed, give or take a few dollars.

Which one do you guys suggest?
The wabasto comes with a 7 day timer and it costs an extra $100.00 for the the 7 day timer on the espar.

and yes, I did a search but it didnt really help me decide.[/QUOTE i have the webasto and iit works great,,i sold an espar to tonkatoy and he loves his aswell,,it dosent matter they both do the same thing,,just the the mp8 and the epp the same thing??
 

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what year of truck ???

if a third gen go with a espar they have a bolt on kit.... mounts to factory holes proper fule T's Proper heater hose... proper ends for the blower fan..

and get it instald at Armor inc.. in red deer.........

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what year of truck ???

if a third gen go with a espar they have a bolt on kit.... mounts to factory holes proper fule T's Proper heater hose... proper ends for the blower fan..

and get it instald at Armor inc.. in red deer.........

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I agree with Blue Streak - get it installed properly. My Espar leaked coolant all winter cause of some hoses not done up tight - I just noticed that - and I had to go back to get them to re-do the in-tank fuel line (not long enough).
 

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Webasto also has a bolt in kit for the 3rd gens too. We sell webasto, so thats what I put on my truck. There both junk when they dont work, great when they do. Yes I have worked on them all. The best info I can give you, a great dealer with support is what I would look for. Espar/Webasto have pretty much 50/50 market share of the world. The heaters come with pretty good instructions, so if you have abit of wrenching skill, you could put them in. The espar has a cool fuel pick, but I think there mounting spot is . Websato mounts very close to the engine, but there fuel pick up is different. Not sure about espar warranty, webasto has 2 years.
 

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Webasto also has a bolt in kit for the 3rd gens too. We sell webasto, so thats what I put on my truck. There both junk when they dont work, great when they do. Yes I have worked on them all. The best info I can give you, a great dealer with support is what I would look for. Espar/Webasto have pretty much 50/50 market share of the world. The heaters come with pretty good instructions, so if you have abit of wrenching skill, you could put them in. The espar has a cool fuel pick, but I think there mounting spot is . Websato mounts very close to the engine, but there fuel pick up is different. Not sure about espar warranty, webasto has 2 years.
i have the blue heat webasto its just like you say mounted in the passenfer front,,and the fuel pump is a wierd way of doing it,,but understandable considering where the heaters mounted,,i have my fuel tee'd off the airdog fuel p/u tube hose works verywell...:thumbsup:
 

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han solo,,if yur a webasto dealer could you give me price for a 7 day timer and the price on the keychain timer thanks:thumbsup:
 

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I have worked with both as well. Mostly Espar. I think a good part of the reliability is in the installation. If you have your intake where it's not sucking dirt, the exhaust where it's not going back in to the intake, get the fuel from a filtered source and follow the directions they should last and be fairly reliable. Where they fail is plugged nozzels, gelled fuel in that skinny fuel line and sooted up burning chambers. Oh yeah and don't mount the damn thing as a mud flap, if you can keep it away from the elements then all the better. I have seen many mounted on the frame rails of larger trucks getting blasted with sand, ice snow.... those onse seem to get the modules replaced every year or so... go figure :doh:
 

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Sorry if I came across as a dealer myself. Im a tech @ a Freightliner/Western Star dealer. Webasto makes a heater called TSL17, stands for 17,000btu. Which we sell & install into Class 7/8 trucks. Which I put into my truck. Webasto also makes a heater called Blueheat whick uses the TSL17, but comes with a special wiring harness that is for 3rd gens that turn on the cab heater motor. So my truck doesnt have in cab heat, but I could care less, I just want the engine to start. Were not a blue heat dealer, I know some dodge dealers are, Eskimo Ref in Edmonton is. I think Rigcrawler on here works for Eskimo, has icon is a pic of Vestille Tractor. The timers we sell dont have a remote, sell for around $250 last I heard. I just have the toggle switch that comes with the heater. I can give help with install, let me know. If remeber right, heaters are selling around $1000ish, not the blue heat ones.
 

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i have the wabasto in my 04 dually, it has been working great now for 5 years, my dealer sells and installs them. when i picked up the 07 they wanted to try the espar and it wasn't heating up as fast as the wabasto, they checked everything out and said it was fine. last summer i finished ripping the egr cooler out and this winter the espar worked way better! i guess that pump didn't like pushing coolant through that stupid maze of a cooler.
 

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i have the wabasto in my 04 dually, it has been working great now for 5 years, my dealer sells and installs them. when i picked up the 07 they wanted to try the espar and it wasn't heating up as fast as the wabasto, they checked everything out and said it was fine. last summer i finished ripping the egr cooler out and this winter the espar worked way better! i guess that pump didn't like pushing coolant through that stupid maze of a cooler.
i have mine plumbed into the egr cooler delete lines direct works awsome:thumbsup:
 

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I love my espar D5.
 

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So I have quotes to get a Espar or Wabasto installed on my truck but dont know which one to go with.
The Espar is $2200 and the Wabasto is $2100 installed, give or take a few dollars.

Which one do you guys suggest?
The wabasto comes with a 7 day timer and it costs an extra $100.00 for the the 7 day timer on the espar.

and yes, I did a search but it didnt really help me decide.
I would go with a Webasto, but that is only because I have never had anything to do with Espar. BTW, where are these quotes from? My local dealer is about 1000 bucks more!
 

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I would go with a Webasto, but that is only because I have never had anything to do with Espar. BTW, where are these quotes from? My local dealer is about 1000 bucks more!
Eskimo Refridgration
18008-118ave
Edmonton
780 454 8620
Ask for Art
$2295 installed with a 7 day timer
 

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For our trucks after having installed both!! I found the ESPAR a little more plug and play !! Also I like the fueling better on the Espar the pump doesnt have to push fuel the length of the vehicle!! BUt overall both units are nice and they both work very well!! As i have one on my truck as well!!:thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:
 
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