Re: Viscous Fan's ?????
On Mon, 5 Sep 2005 11:37:53 +0000 (UTC), "Badger"
>"andy" <email@example.com> wrote in message
>The Viscous unit for my 90 2.5TD is knackered. Does anybody know if it
>is possible to get these reconditioned, or where to buy reconditioned
>I have had some bad luck with second hand ones, and a new one is in the
>region of £55.00.
>Sorry, I don't think they can be reconditioned. In all honesty, they are
>very reliable bits of kit, I happily remove electric kits and fit viscous
>fans back on, they keep the engine more stable, thermally, than any electric
>does. Fit a new one, it'll probably outlast the engine and chassis.
I agree with Badger, replace it with another.
That said, how do you know its broken? Is it in pieces or are you
assuming its broken because you can still spin it freely when the
engine is at running temp (In the UK this is normal behaviour as they
tend not to run hot enough to solidify (for the want of a better word)
the viscous fluid? When the engine is first started from cold it
should blow a gale over the engine and then 30s or a minute later you
should feel the air flow reduce. If it behaves like that when cold, I
believe it should be OK.