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Post by gtcse8 » Thu Aug 27, 2020 9:19 pm

Get as much air through as possible to drop the Rad temp.
Non of this new Two speed cooling system types.

The shrouded fan works best on the Reliant ducting system but we are limited as to what will fit.
The FRONT mounted Push fan is Ok, but it does reduce air flow when driving so go for the biggest and strongest you can find and fit and it should help when stopped in traffic etc.
As demonstrated in the video you must allow for the "Ground Effect" and fit the unit relatively close to the Rad, too close and the air flow is choked, too far away and the air don`t go through the rad.
Test the fan you decide to fit as I did against the floor and you will easily discover what distance to fit the fan from the rad.
The Honda fans I have found are PULLERS and just fit in the SE5/a, BUT will NOT fit the later SE6 as there is not enough room between fan and steering rack.


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Post by Dennis Nicholas » Tue Sep 15, 2020 11:20 am

I don't remember it being too much of a job to strip down the original fan to clean it up, fit new brushes and more importantly clean out and lubricate very well the bearings (Molyslip does not dry up as easily as ordinary oil/ grease). The commutator does need to be in reasonable condition and may need a fine skim in a lathe (or turn it held in a drill chuck with drill held gently in vice and use sandpaper to clean up commutator. I did the job on my SE6a and improved the running and got rid of a squeak that had developed. A bit time consuming but one of those very satisfying jobs when completed and all back running well.


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Post by willholderogri » Tue Sep 15, 2020 12:17 pm

gtcse8 wrote:
Thu Aug 27, 2020 9:19 pm
The Honda fans I have found are PULLERS and just fit in the SE5/a,

mark which Honda fan fits the se5a ?


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Post by gtcse8 » Tue Sep 15, 2020 3:38 pm

Hi Will
Its a Civic Diesel 2.2 the Honda uses Two fans and the Right Hand one with the most fan blades and 664 cast on the boss is the narrower of the Two.
After trimming the lips off the shroud it just squeezes between the rad and rack.
I did have to put some rubber between the motor and the rack as it earthed out the motor and ran on its own, one flat battery later I twigged what had happened.
I think a Nissan primera would fit too as its powerful and thin.


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Post by willholderogri » Tue Sep 15, 2020 6:36 pm

Thanks mark I will have to get one I reckon


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