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Post by IanC » Mon Aug 26, 2019 2:54 pm

Hi, it'd be OK if it's just down to the hot weather - I'll see if it's still doing the same when the heatwave dies down 8)


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Post by philhoward » Mon Aug 26, 2019 3:42 pm

Sounds about right - 30mph is about the point as which vehicle speed generates more airflow than the fan.


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Post by IanC » Mon Sep 02, 2019 12:43 pm

Update, I did the cola treatment, and it ran clear when I drained it. I was rather hoping for a satisfying load of crap to appear. So I had a look at the fan, it appeared to be the same or similar to a Citroen fan I had on a GTC at one time. The GTC exhibited exactly the same behaviour as the SE5a. I did the same as I did with the GTC, I took the fan and motor out of its near all encompassing shroud and sited it on the crossmember a la original fitment. Same result - success! The fan only comes on when I'm properly stopped for a while, not when I drive along between 30 and 40.


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