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by Jean » Tue Oct 02, 2018 9:29 pm

Thank you all.
going to strip my fans down!

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by Jean » Thu Dec 13, 2018 9:59 pm

Dear all,
thanks a lot for the valuable advice provided. The overheating of the engine was actually due to the fans sold by Rejen as Bosch, made in China and powering 75 W each. I replaced them with Hella ones (250 W each) et voilà!

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by Steve Payne » Thu Dec 13, 2018 10:20 pm

Have you also uprated the alternator to cope the extra amp requirement? The standard alternator will struggle with these big fans, it will be OK just with the fans on but with the headlights, wipers and heater fan on you are drawing from the battery.

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by Barrie » Fri Dec 14, 2018 12:10 am

I've just come across this thread.
I thought I had a 'hot' engine but after buying a laser thermostat I found I just had a hot-reading dashboard gauge.

Then I had a variable fan speed controller installed which speeds up the fans as the engine gets hotter. Consequently the engine never builds up an amount of latent heat that the water system cannot then cool. This year my CV8 performed faultlessly in 33c temperatures whilst in central London traffic
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by Frankoid » Tue Dec 18, 2018 3:58 pm

Barrie wrote:I've just come across this thread.
I thought I had a 'hot' engine but after buying a laser thermostat I found I just had a hot-reading dashboard gauge.

Then I had a variable fan speed controller installed which speeds up the fans as the engine gets hotter. Consequently the engine never builds up an amount of latent heat that the water system cannot then cool. This year my CV8 performed faultlessly in 33c temperatures whilst in central London traffic


What "variable fan speed controller " system are you using Barrie? It sounds very good..
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by Richie » Tue Dec 18, 2018 6:45 pm

Probably the same "Autocool" system as me... and which I would thoroughly recommend.
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by Barrie » Wed Dec 19, 2018 9:11 am

Mine was made by Delta but I can’t immediately find a web link. However I seem to remember Steve Payne has found another superior type.
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by Frankoid » Wed Dec 19, 2018 9:22 am

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by Steve Payne » Wed Dec 19, 2018 9:33 am

Frankoid wrote:Is it this chap?

http://www.autocoolguy.com/


Nope this is the link :wink: :wink:

http://autocooling.co.uk/

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by fasteddie » Thu Dec 20, 2018 7:16 pm

Jean wrote:Dear all,
thanks a lot for the valuable advice provided. The overheating of the engine was actually due to the fans sold by Rejen as Bosch, made in China and powering 75 W each. I replaced them with Hella ones (250 W each) et voilà!

See you!

Jean

I do not understand this so called company. Done the same to me with same result. Rejen, never call you back, answer your email. They are the worst communicators I have ever come across in all my years in business. ,
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by Joe Schiavone » Sun Dec 23, 2018 2:32 pm

The motor with fan blades attached has an optimum location in to pulling air through the shroud. Typlicly if you do not locate the fans correctly depth wise you can deminish the pulling capacity of air through the radiator. Also it is imperative there are no other routes the air coming into the front grill has no other route to go other than the radiator. All is assumed facts all other parts at functioning properly. A smooth radiator hose easily flows the most water RacerJoe
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by Frankoid » Sun Mar 24, 2019 5:50 pm

Took car out for run with new "Auto Cool" set up. Sits in nicely next to the rad with easy access to power supply. Car ran very nice, even in traffic. Thanks Steve for help and advice :D
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by Richie » Sun Mar 24, 2019 6:13 pm

I can also vouch for the autocool gadget.
Why no radiator cowl Frankoid?
I ran mine like yours for ages... the problem / issue is that the fans are only pulling air through the part of the radiator that they're fitted to. Then I fitted a cowl and that makes such a difference.
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by Frankoid » Mon Mar 25, 2019 8:13 am

At the moment the fan set up is the original equipment for a MkII FF. I have a MkIII cowl that I am thinking of adding.... I will see how it goes in the heat this summer.
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by Richie » Mon Mar 25, 2019 12:43 pm

lets just hope for a summer first Frankoid :D :D :D
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