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Electric fan

Discussion in 'Z3 & Z3 M Roadster & Coupé Knowledgebase' started by bruce&kim, Sep 15, 2013.

  1. bruce&kim

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    On the way to Santa Pod yesterday had a shattering experience in more ways than one.Water pump bearings went which then pushed the fan out of line which then smashed the shroud the fan and the rad. Spent all day researching and decided do away with the fan and go electric. Ordered a Mishimoto rad and 12" slimline fan.As the car is now at the garage I cant check but does any one know if the 2.8 has a temp sender unit in the rad? I think it has in which case I can have the electric fan wired to that if not I can order a separate unit which has a probe that fits into the fins on the rad and is fully adjustable.
    Many thanks Bruce
     
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    #2 bruce&kim, Sep 15, 2013
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    Be interested to see pics of the rad installed.
     
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    +1 on pics, looked at those rads before, they also do the full fitting kits and temp senders etc for the electric fans
     
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    Will take some pics when I get it back I got the fan and kit aswel from them should look tidy well it did in the box
     
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    Called in garage tonight only problem they have is how to wire in the temp sender and the fan. I have scoured the net and hard to find any info on GB cars as they have no aux fan on them. Looked at the wiring and it looks like the wiring is in place to have on fitted so hopefully it will just plug and play..
     
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    been a week now and weekends are not the same hopefully get it back sooon
     
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    This is now becoming a pain in the backside...all fitted but still in garage who had to call an auto electrician and he cant work how to wire the damn thing in...and still no car.....
     
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    Thanks Brian..i have trolled and trolled but to little avail
     
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    Thanks to Brian all is well !! Just been to watch a few minis caning it around castle Coombe now off to watch football And the car is driving a dream !!! throttle response seems better and mpg up to 28 which is a record..Thanks Brian you Are a legend
     
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    Record broken now showing 30.6 mpg normal driving conditions motorway and A roads etc a massive 20 percent better. Stuck in traffic in Bath for about 45 mins and the fan didn't even cut in...Happy days
     
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    Really glad you have your car back on the road, even better that you seem to be getting better MPG.

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    image.jpg Hi as promised a picture been a good modification for me car runs a lot smoother better on fuel and more responsive
     
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    For a moment I though it had blown again with all the water kicking around! I then read your text :happy:
     
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    Once I get a pressure washer in my hands all hell lets loose Brian :watching:
     
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    Bruce,

    I'm tempted to have a go at this now my fan blades disintegrated again. What electric fan did you order, and do you have a link.

    Need a new rad, so if I can't find a cheaper replacement I'll probably go with the mishimoto from your link above.

    Ta, Gary
     
  20. zedonist

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    Winter 2014 mod me thinks, can we share in the wiring solution?
     

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