Troubleshooting Of The Ignition Plug Of The Parking Heater

- Aug 25, 2020-

The parking heater is a small combustion cycle heating system that operates independently of the engine. It heats the coolant in the water tank by burning the fuel in the car to heat the cabin and the engine without starting the car. This system is widely used in cars, buses, RVs, engineering vehicles, yachts and other fields. I will introduce to you below. 

The parking heater extracts a small amount of fuel from the fuel tank to the parking heater combustion chamber, which is then ignited by the igniter to obtain an open flame; the combustion chamber is connected to the water tank coolant pipeline, and the heated coolant circulates in the car; After the wind radiator, the cabin is heated, and the engine is also preheated at the same time. The whole process does not need to start the engine. Generally speaking, heating for 20 minutes can make the car warm, the engine is fully warmed up, and the ice and snow on the windows will also be melted. Depending on the size of the heater, the amount of fuel needed for heating once varies from 0.2 to 0.3 liters.

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Troubleshooting of the ignition plug of the parking heater

The ignition plug of the parking heater is a component that often has problems with the heater. Now let's sort out the troubleshooting methods for the ignition plug of the parking heater.  

1. The ignition plug is not connected correctly   

Remedy: Check whether the plug-in is properly connected and whether the lead wire is loose, if so, please reinsert it.   

2. The lead wire of the ignition plug is short-circuited or open   

Remedy: Use a multimeter to check whether the lead wire of the ignition plug is short-circuited or open. If so, please repair or replace them.  

3. The ignition plug is damaged   

Remedy: Use a multimeter to check the resistance value between the two leads of the ignition plug. The resistance value should be between 0.6-1.2 ohms. If it is not in this range, please replace.  

 5kw 12/24v water parking heater

Tips for daily maintenance of parking heater:   

1. Check the tightness of the water pipe, whether there are bends and interference parts.  

2. Check the tightness of the fuel pipeline and whether it leaks.  

3. Check whether the circuit is damaged, whether the connector is loose, and whether the fixing is reliable.  

4. Check whether the pump motor is operating normally and whether there is abnormal noise.  

5. Check the glow plug or ignition generator for carbon deposits.  

6. Check the combustion-supporting air and exhaust pipes, and the smoke exhaust is smooth and unblocked.  

7. Whether the radiator and defroster fan have abnormal noise or card issue.  

8. Ensure that the oil tank, oil pipe and oil filter solenoid valve are clean to prevent dirt from blocking the oil circuit.