A mate of mine has put in a control switch on his EL so he can turn the thermo fans on and off whenever he wants to, and i'm starting to think this may be a good idea.
My EF usually runs hotter than his EL, but its never overheated or gotten 'too' high, however i like the idea of being able to keep things nice and cool without having to turn the A/C on (i.e. after driving a lot on a cold night - engine is hot but you dont wanna freeze just to cool it down).
Im the first to admit i'm still pretty hazy on the workings of the EF's aircon/thermo system, so whats the general opinion? Is this a mod worth doing before summer gets here, or is it largely not needed?
ive been doing that lately but im getting tired of it.
I guess i should explain a little better - it's not running hot or doing anything unusual, ive been thinking about doing this for a while simply because i like to have a lot of control over how the car works (and cos i like adding new gadgets ot it ).
As far as i am aware, the thermos are engaged when the aircon is on its highest level, or when the engine determines it's getting too hot and turns them on by itself. Is that the only time they're on?
.........and increase wear.
If the ECT sensor is within spec, then the fans should come on at the programmed temp without fail. If anything, replace the fan relays and ECT sensor first.
Also dont judge temp by the gauge, it is not an accurate readng of engine temp, use a in radiator thermometer or laser thermometer on the head.
If it's not running hot, then why touch it.
There won't be a problem later on if everything is working as it should. The standard system works extremely well, if you do have a problem, it is likely something else.
4L I6, naturally aspirated producing 173.5rwkw.
14.410 @ 96.49mph with street radials.
What's that?..... Did I hear you say TQE power?
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