Re: 90 2.5TD Overheating
"SpamTrapSeeSig" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> In article <firstname.lastname@example.org>, andy
> <email@example.com> writes
>>(if that is a term you can use with an 1988 2.5 TD
>>defender) at high (well highish) speed.
> <awestruck> How do you DO that?
> I've managed almost 70 on that M4 hill by the A46 junction, and it scared
> the daylights out of me. If I could I'd be delighted with overheating, but
> anyway it's about to get cooler round here.
>> I put on an old seized viscous
>>unit, which is definitely pulling air through and temperature staying
>>at a steady level.
>>anybody know if it is possible to reg viscous units reconditioned, or
>>do i have to fork out for a new one??
> What does the team think about the cost effectiveness of Kenlowe units,
> now Diesel's gone through the roof? Gotta be better value now, Shirley?
Kenlowe fans, or any other electric fans for that matter, are a total waste
of money, IMO. All they do is allow the engine to thermally cycle
continuously, instead of slowly increasing to a point of equilibrium like a
viscous fan would. Oh, and where does the energy for an electric fan come
from anyway? Yep, from the engine (that would otherwise be driving the
viscous) but now we put it through conversion processes (mechanical >
electrical > mechanical) with the re******t energy losses to heat at each
conversion process. They were only a fuel saving if you compared them to an
old, solid driven fan, not a properly working viscous unit!