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Archive for February 7th, 2009

Technical: Webasto Service Manuals

Posted by indigodream on 7 February, 2009

We’ve noticed that a few people are finding our blog by searching for Webasto Service Manuals.

Don’t look on this blog – go  here: http://www.canalworld.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=18762 where flyboy has helpfully posted these links for a manual and parts list:

http://www.suremarine.com/manuals/webasto-…tsl17-parts.pdf

http://www.suremarine.com/manuals/webasto-…sl17-repair.pdf

Several people on the canalworld.net forum seem to manage to service webastos themselves but take care! I’ve not done it myself, but if you do it then one of the things not to do is take the heat exchanger off as the gasket then needs replacing.

Update: An exceedingly helpful post has appeared showing how to service a webasto:

Part 1 is here: http://www.canalworld.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=20694

Part 2 is here: http://www.canalworld.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=20695

Well written, loads of photos, very clear instructions.

A search on the forum gives you more discussion about webastos, red diesel etc then you could possibly imagine! A lot of it is useful but it is a forum so it’s worth keeping a sense of reality. I found it to be better than usenet, but then on canalworld you seem to get fewer nutters and a bit less truely eccentric debates eg about taking narrowboats across the Irish Sea and how much of a wave you need to roll a narrowboat (apparently “a breaking wave which from root to crest is equal to the beam can roll any vessel”). And no I don’t want to go across the Irish Sea but you can never tell where Sue will want to go next ……. I will need to watch which way she turns the tiller  if we do go down the Weaver this Summer!

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