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Post by scimjim » Sat Jun 08, 2019 8:01 pm

Tom sent me a snap of the Brooklands page and they’re numbered the opposite way to Peter’s diagrams.


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Post by demonbluedays » Sat Jun 08, 2019 11:36 pm

Just the fan left to confirm/deny existence, all others now returned to normal service. :mrgreen:


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Post by demonbluedays » Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:57 am

Fan finally checked this morning, turned on at the correct temperature, turns the correct way and now means mighty is fully back up to scratch, will be reconnecting the retrofitted "the fans running so relax" light on sunday.

Next step is now just use mights as and when needed and gear up for her renovation, starting with manifold replacements


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Post by scimjim » Fri Jun 14, 2019 12:57 pm

Just to confirm - the light tells you that power is going to the fan, it doesn’t necessarily mean it’s turning :D :D :D


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Post by Old and Slow » Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:02 pm

Interesting...
When the fan is unpowered and windmilling (freewheeling) in the airflow, does it generate enough to light a lamp? Does anyone know?
Perhaps Demonbluedays will see unexpected lights before his eyes?


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Post by scimjim » Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:20 pm

It used to happen on 5 series when a lip spoiler was fitted - fixed with a diode.


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Post by Roger Pennington » Sat Jun 15, 2019 10:21 am

I remember reading about it quite often in Slice, "back in the day". Always in relation to the 5-series, because the 6 doesn't come with a light! :lol:


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Post by demonbluedays » Sat Jun 15, 2019 11:05 pm

Retrofit light Roger :D which, until it became non functional I didnt realise how much of a mind easer it actually was!

Also it only ever lit up when the fan was actually in use and not freewheeling around thanks to airflow, possibly due to said relay there before but wont know for certain until shes reconnected to the system tomorrow


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Post by Roger Pennington » Sun Jun 16, 2019 1:49 pm

demonbluedays wrote:
Sat Jun 15, 2019 11:05 pm
Retrofit light Roger :D which, until it became non functional I didnt realise how much of a mind easer it actually was!

Also it only ever lit up when the fan was actually in use and not freewheeling around thanks to airflow, possibly due to said relay there before but wont know for certain until shes reconnected to the system tomorrow
Yes, it had to be a retrofit :) It does actually raise an interesting question - where is it connected in the circuit? Is it in the otter switch side (i.e. before the relay) or the fan side (i.e. after the relay)?


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Post by demonbluedays » Sun Jun 16, 2019 4:21 pm

Fan side :wink: Terry understands it better than I, but the light operates the same as it did when the relay was fitted I.e when the fan is triggered by the otter, both fan and light kick in, once the otter is "reset" by the temperature dropping the light and fan then both cut out. Also worth noting that the fans rotation from airflow when driven doesnt trigger the light coming on the dashboard :mrgreen:

I'll get a photo of its temporary setup (as I'm intending to tidy the wiring up in that area soon) to show how its wired in


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Post by Terry H » Sun Jun 16, 2019 4:47 pm

The way it's wired at the moment it shows the Otter switch is working. The fan comes on when otter is in operation and when the otter cools it stops the fan and light goes out. If light stays on for a longer time than normal it would suggest the fan hasn't cut in which would mean the fan has stopped working for some reason. Not sure I've explained that very well.
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