IssacZachary wrote:So I may have just had a setback (or setforward??). The Golf's transmission died. I'm not sure if forking over $2,000 for repairing a +500,000 mile car is such a good idea. As of now I'm getting my 1972 Super Beetle running. But I do plan on keeping my eyes open for something a little more modern, unless the charging infrastructure finally decides to catch up first, in which case I'll just keep my Leaf. I don't have much for a down payment, so if I find a car that I just can't pass up either I'll sell or trade in the Leaf or sell the Bug or both or just wait until I've saved enough.
LeftieBiker wrote:I hope you have a propane heater for the Beetle!
LeftieBiker wrote:How does the auxiliary heater work?
IssacZachary wrote:Although mine's an antique, Eberspacher still makes these.
cwerdna wrote:IssacZachary wrote:Although mine's an antique, Eberspacher still makes these.
They're the same company that makes the crappy heater that went into the 2011 and 2012 Leaf + (gen 2) Toyota Rav4 EV. Their heaters look like the top unit at https://www.eberspacher.com/products/el ... aters.html.
Not sure about whether the PTC heaters in 2013+ Leafs still come from them.
Technically any electric resistance heater is 100% efficient.
IssacZachary wrote:LeftieBiker wrote:I hope you have a propane heater for the Beetle!
No I don't. But I do have
- Stock OEM heat exchangers on the exhaust that are covered in heat exchanging fins unlike all cheap aftermarket junk.
- I put the engine thermostat back, which I've been told is one of the main reasons people froze in these cars. The thermostat limits air to the engine and directs more air to the heat exchangers and the cabin. It was popular to take the thermostat off your brand new VW back in the day and then complain about heat.
- This particular Bug has a nice, hardly used (if ever used) stock auxiliary heater that I am also installing.