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Post by 5eon » Thu Aug 27, 2020 8:34 am

I'm considering replacing the electric fan on my 6A what can I get that will fit without too much fiddling.



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Post by gtcse8 » Thu Aug 27, 2020 9:09 am

How long is a piece of string?. :lol:
Depends upon what you consider is "too much fiddling"
Why are you considering changing the current unit?, is it the standard Factory unit?.
Are you wanting to relay it to prevent burnt out wires and reliable switching,
Do you still have the Otter switch in use?
Do you want to go for a bigger unit?
Do you want a shrouded or open fan?
There are too many variables to consider :w


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Post by 5eon » Thu Aug 27, 2020 9:20 am

Like everything else on the car it's old, I'm replacing parts one by one for more reliable (and in this case less current draw) parts. I will use a relay and the Otter switch. I'm just interested in what other owners have fitted, I don't wish to make this any more complicated than it needs to be.



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Post by Drury » Thu Aug 27, 2020 9:25 am

There's nothing wrong about the original fan provided the cooling system is maintained in good condition.



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Post by philhoward » Thu Aug 27, 2020 9:32 am

If you use a relay (instead of straight off the Otter switch) with a new fused feed straight off the battery it will probably go a bit faster anyway.


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Post by peter freeman » Thu Aug 27, 2020 11:33 am

Renault BX fan was the favourite for a long time before they became had to find - simple to fit.



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Post by philhoward » Thu Aug 27, 2020 11:44 am

Citroen BX, Peter :wink:


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Post by peter freeman » Thu Aug 27, 2020 11:58 am

Well it was a long time ago that Geoff Cooper brought two back from France for me Phil



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Post by philhoward » Thu Aug 27, 2020 2:38 pm

peter freeman wrote:
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Well it was a long time ago that Geoff Cooper brought two back from France for me Phil
They're French - but BX ones are getting rarer (as are the cars).


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Post by Terry Rickard » Thu Aug 27, 2020 3:11 pm

In my experience all the original fan did was to blow air around anywhere but through the radiator.
A modern shrouded fan will work far better than the original or any un-shrouded fan.
A sucking fan will work better than a blowing fan, if you have room to fit a modern slim design on the engine side of the radiator.
If fitting a fan in front of the radiator make sure that it is a blowing fan. Aero is wrong if a sucking fan is used and wired the other way.
Best to make up proper brackets and definately not good to use the fixings that go through the matrix to sedcure a fan.



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Post by Scim8tar » Thu Aug 27, 2020 3:19 pm

I have a BX fan fitted to one of my scim's, it moves a lot more air than the original type, they were made by Johnson electric under the Gate SpA Asti Italy brand, part number MP8020 is stamped on this one, Johnson Electric is still making automotive cooling Fan's but will probably only be supplying car manufactures ?

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Post by gtcse8 » Thu Aug 27, 2020 4:40 pm

Have a look at my youtube post

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sf2dAqhcQ3k&t=4s

I`m now fitting more modern Honda Diesel fans that are shrouded and just drop into place on an SE5a, then I just zip tie them into place.
NOT going through the Rad Fins I might add. Just as Terry alludes too in his earlier post :w
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Post by Terry Rickard » Thu Aug 27, 2020 4:59 pm

gtcse8 wrote:
Thu Aug 27, 2020 4:40 pm
NOT going through the Rad Fins I might add.
:lol:



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Post by Scim8tar » Thu Aug 27, 2020 5:46 pm

Mark, do you mean, 'if it won't hover, don't bother' :lol:



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Post by adamwilkes » Thu Aug 27, 2020 8:45 pm

Scim8tar wrote:
Thu Aug 27, 2020 5:46 pm
'if it won't hover, don't bother'
:lol:


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