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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 08-07-03, 08:20 PM Thread Starter
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confused BA radiator fans

Hey guys, just wondering about my radiator fans, I could hear them in the AU at idle after warming up and shut down after engine turnoff, but i'm yet to hear it in the BA, is that normal? they really quiet or sumthin? or just hasnt got to temp?

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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 08-08-03, 12:53 AM
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Its probably the water pump you were hearing, not the radiator fans. I have an AU and I'm so used to it now I dont notice it...

From the little I know, the BA has a direct drive water pump, which means you wont hear the lag of the water pump fan starting up/or shutting down.

I noticed the lack of water pump noise when I test drove a BA a few months back, it was almost spooky !!

In fact, when I first took delivery of my AU back in August 2000, my water pump(s) failed to start up due to a faulty thermostat. This, along with loose head nuts caused by head-gasket to blow at 96km !
Must have been a Friday afternoon car ..
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 08-08-03, 10:23 PM
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Re: BA radiator fans

Not sure what you mean by direct driver water pump James, Falcons have always had a belt driven water pump.

As for the fans, in nirmal driving I havn't noticed any fans noise, but if I let it idle for a while then switch the A/C on max the fans roar like crazy.
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