Field Tested | Webasto Thermo Top Evo Coolant Heater
Recently, my husband, Andy Lilienthal, and I rallied a 1991 Mitsubishi diesel-powered Pajero in the Alcan 5000 Rally. Not only did we pilot this right-hand-drive Japanese Domestic Market (JDM) 4×4 over 5,120 miles of ice, snow, and blizzard conditions, we had to ensure it started every morning after it slept in Arctic temps of -40° and beyond.
Although block heaters worked for our gasoline-powered competitors, we needed a more robust system to help the Pajero start. We could have simply never shut it off and run it straight for the 10-day rally, but we worried about the theft and wear-and-tear potentially associated with idling for hours at a time. Along with mechanical failure, not being able to start the Pajero would be just as bad. We decided to have a Webasto Thermo Top Evo diesel coolant heater installed in our rig.
Webasto has a long history of manufacturing heating and cooling solutions for boats, passenger vehicles, and all sorts of RVs. Several.... Continue Reading at Expedition Portal