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Electric fan fitting
« on: March 12, 2007, 09:34:13 AM »
Can anybody put up a how to on this.
My 2.6 CDxi needs an extra bit of cooling. I would like to know how to wire this up please. I do not have aircon or autobox so there is no fitting for a temp sensor in the rad itself, only on the thermostat housing.

Thanking the electrical guru's in advance

Jon
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Re: Electric fan fitting
« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2007, 01:47:16 PM »
RS Components do a normally open 10 amp 'bolt on' type thermostat for a couple of pounds, it closes at 90 degrees centigrade and opens at 75; their stock number for this is 331 562.
Do a search on their website for a picture of this and you would see how it would have to be fixed
This should be adequate to run an auxiliary electric fan.
I am intrigued by your need for this since I have never known a car that needed one that did not have one fitted on manufacture ?
My 2.6 Diplomat has aircon which puts a dirty great radiator in front of the engine rad. and even on hot days with the aircon working, I have never heard the auxiliary fan come on or seen the engine overheat !
Are you sure that the fan viscostatic drive is working properly and the thermostat is OK ?

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Re: Electric fan fitting
« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2007, 04:16:07 PM »
Think it's the visco fan buggered! One of the tests I have been meaning to carry out since last summer, but up here it has been that cold that it hasn't been a problem yet so it's been put on the back burner, again. I will do the carrot test once I get me garage back, still full of a Polo, but that should be gone by the end of the month, then I can crack on with all the little jobs that need doing (once the house stuff is finished)
It never normally gets above 85 on the gauge, and before you ask, it's not that slow to get there so I reckon the stat is still good. I'm loathe to take it out to check it... those bloody bolts always snap!  >:(
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Re: Electric fan fitting
« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2007, 11:35:23 PM »
Got a few spare viscous fans and a spare aux fan if you need one Jon.
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Re: Electric fan fitting
« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2007, 10:04:52 AM »
Cheers Matt, I'll bear that in mind. Listen mate I'm away from the car for a wee while at the moment, can you have a look at the viscous and tell me if it's the nut job or the allen bolt that secures it. I have a spare visco but it's a nut job, came from a 1987 diesel.

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Re: Electric fan fitting
« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2007, 12:11:45 PM »
Jon, carlton_mad told me of an auxiallary fan switch that fits into the top hose and you can set it to what temp you want the fan to cut in. Can't for the life of me remember the company that does these though. 'Fraid you'll have to ask Chris.
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Re: Electric fan fitting
« Reply #6 on: March 13, 2007, 01:37:44 PM »
Many thanks, let's hope he reads this then ;)
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Re: Electric fan fitting
« Reply #7 on: March 13, 2007, 03:30:55 PM »
ahah!!!! i was going to start a wanted but dont need to now after reading this. i WAS going to ask if any one has a viscous fan for 24v carly going spare ? as i beleive mine is shot  :o
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Re: Electric fan fitting
« Reply #8 on: March 13, 2007, 09:15:07 PM »
Many thanks, let's hope he reads this then ;)

http://www.rallydesign.co.uk/catalog/default.php


pacet make the fan controller they are 38.35 with all wiring etc
« Last Edit: March 13, 2007, 09:16:42 PM by carlton_mad »
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Re: Electric fan fitting
« Reply #9 on: March 13, 2007, 09:19:28 PM »
Is that similar to the one you had on KWL Chris?

That worked well.

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Re: Electric fan fitting
« Reply #10 on: March 13, 2007, 09:49:07 PM »
NO THAT WAS A KENLOWE ONE THAT HAS A CAPILIARY WHICH GOES INTO THE TOP HOSE AND THEN YOU HOPE THAT YOU CAN GET THE BASTARD TO SEAL!!!! I USED LOTS OF SILICONE! BUGGER STILL WEPT A BIT THOUGH!! sorry not meaning to shout for got the caps lock was on!!



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Re: Electric fan fitting
« Reply #11 on: March 13, 2007, 10:36:51 PM »
I see that car is still a case sensitive issue!  :D

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Re: Electric fan fitting
« Reply #12 on: March 13, 2007, 10:51:03 PM »
that car was KeWL man wish i still had her!!!!
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Re: Electric fan fitting
« Reply #13 on: March 14, 2007, 09:12:55 AM »
Thanks for that Chris, I'll look into it when I get back from hols.

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Re: Electric fan fitting
« Reply #14 on: March 14, 2007, 10:40:06 PM »
It's an allen key on reverse thread, with a large 22mm or 24mm nut behind it. Five minute Job, i have a 'shortened' allen key specically for it. I have know working viscous off my car.
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Re: Electric fan fitting
« Reply #15 on: March 15, 2007, 03:42:41 AM »
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