Viscous fan

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woodycctv
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Viscous fan

Post by woodycctv » Tue Sep 30, 2014 5:06 pm

Hi
I took my car for its MOT today and while it was left running the temperature started to rise. Not had a problem with overheating in the past but havnt left it running for any length of time.
Suspect the viscous fan is shot. Not noisey and no play. Does anyone know how to test and if proved faulty I would want to keep the car standard and replace the fan.
Does anyone have a good one for sale.
Mines a 1985 S3
Thanks
Mark
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ian65
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Re: Viscous fan

Post by ian65 » Tue Sep 30, 2014 5:16 pm

Have a read of this Mark...

http://rx7fb.com/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=137

make sure the pin is moving freely......

Your car looks ace by the way h[b[

woodycctv
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Re: Viscous fan

Post by woodycctv » Tue Sep 30, 2014 5:43 pm

Thanks Ian
Ill give it a try this weekend and let you know
Mark

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Re: Viscous fan

Post by Lucky » Tue Sep 30, 2014 5:51 pm

I have some viscous fans spare if you need one. How well they work or not is moot, but should be able to find a decent one. Let me know if you test yours and it's FUBAR, yeah?

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myatt1972
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Re: Viscous fan

Post by myatt1972 » Tue Sep 30, 2014 9:35 pm

You could get a blow through electric fan and keep the viscous fan, best of both worlds if you want it to look stock.
Keith...

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