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Old 04-26-2010, 03:38 PM   #1
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Finally dealing with the last item of my restoration. The International MGF 1525 model in my Overlander is on the bench in pieces. I have tested and checked everything and the only issue that still needs attention is the burner manifold which has rusted out. Has anyone found a source for these or replacement parts for this unit; or if not, what furnace is the best fit for a replacement. Comments are not very complementary about these units however I would really like to use the stock unit if I can fix it. Thanks in advance for any help - James
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Finally dealing with the last item of my restoration. The International MGF 1525 model in my Overlander is on the bench in pieces. I have tested and checked everything and the only issue that still needs attention is the burner manifold which has rusted out. Has anyone found a source for these or replacement parts for this unit; or if not, what furnace is the best fit for a replacement. Comments are not very complementary about these units however I would really like to use the stock unit if I can fix it. Thanks in advance for any help - James
CAUTION That furnace is guaranteed to explode.

Any and all parts for them have long been discarded because of the huge liability.

Take the furnace and bury it, 12 feet deep, so that you make doubley sure NO ONE, ever see's it or touches it.

There were over a dozen recalls on that furnace, "WHEN IT WAS IN WARRANTY".

The gas valve fails to shut off completely, far more often than not, along with many other issues.

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CAUTION That furnace is guaranteed to explode.

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Interesting, if it does not explode where does the original poster go to get action on that guarantee?

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Furnace Replacement

The most popular is the Suburban NT30SP. About $340. Put one in mine back in Feb after trying to buck the odds and repair the original furnace Search on that model in the furnace/heater section and you'll find lots on info on where/what to do.
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Interesting, if it does not explode where does the original poster go to get action on that guarantee?

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International Oil Burner.

When they were around, they would probably say, "you must be doing something wrong", because it should blow, as many did.

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What years was this exploding furnace used in Airstreams? Thinking of buying a 1971 Overlander or a 1974 Tradewind... would be wise to replace furnace regardless of functionality? I really don't want to explode :O

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What years was this exploding furnace used in Airstreams? Thinking of buying a 1971 Overlander or a 1974 Tradewind... would be wise to replace furnace regardless of functionality? I really don't want to explode :O

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Suburban furnaces never had a recall regarding any explosions.

The furnace that did and still does have that reputation was made by International Oil Burner, which was used in the early sixties Airstreams.

Contrary to the name, they did make an LPG fuel burning furnace.

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Likely the one in my silver bullet. It is original and I only lit it off once after cleaning the burner area.

It didn't blow up. However I don't really need that kind of heat here, so it hasn't been used since 2002.

So what do I have to do to collect on your guarentee since you made the claim?

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Ah, thanks Andy for the clarification on that! I have read too many threads on the furnaces issues and I am starting to combine them into one big scary mess in my head! Seems what I should be concerned about is a gas leak.
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Likely the one in my silver bullet. It is original and I only lit it off once after cleaning the burner area.

It didn't blow up. However I don't really need that kind of heat here, so it hasn't been used since 2002.

So what do I have to do to collect on your guarentee since you made the claim?

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Well, you could have someone from your estate, call me.

But, I would hear from you, that you planted that furnace, in the water, about 1000 miles west of Los Angeles.

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Oh no. Please don't put another International oil Burner product in the gulf!

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