[s-cars] Radiator cooling fan won't run
beernuts at online.no
Fri Aug 29 14:32:08 EDT 2003
I changed the temp switch on the radiator, and the MFTS during my belt
change, and I now have a perfect working fan system.
(On the s-cars the fan resistor pack is located just behind and over the
IC, and it's sealed, so I just checked it with a multimeter..)
I can even see what temperature the car has for more than 5 mins at a
The after-run also works, just had to get it hot enough.. ;o)
Btw, why does it smell like burnt rubber from a fresh RS2 conversion?
(Not the tyres..) there's no rubber material anywhere close to any hot
parts, so I'm a bit confused here!
How hot is the air from the turbo supposed to be? (had to press the
turbo to x-over tube a bit higher on the new turbo, so it might be a bit
more in contact with the cold side housing.. But I didn't think it would
get that hot there?
'92 S4 (smells like fun..)
----- Original Message -----
From: "Brett Dikeman" <brett at cloud9.net>
To: "Martin, Gary G" <MartinGG at aetna.com>
Cc: "Tim Leonard" <nard1 at voyager.net>; "AUDI S Cars Discussion List"
<s-car-list at audifans.com>; "200q20v" <200q20v at audifans.com>
Sent: Friday, August 29, 2003 6:35 AM
Subject: RE: [s-cars] Radiator cooling fan won't run
> >> I am looking for the radiator cooling fan control unit in a 1991
> >> is not located in the left kick panel per Bentley. Where is it?
> >> anyone have insight as to the most likely reasons why the cooling
> >> will not run? It does if power is connected directly to the fan so
> >> know the fan is good. Thanks, Tim Leonard ESCARGO
> > Might be the fuseable link located on the drivers side inside
> > See http://www.sjmautotechnik.com/cooling.html#fuse
> If the fan is known-good, does not run on the slowest speed with the
> on(temp must be over 40 degrees F), and the car overheats in traffic
> Stage II isn't coming on, you're virtually guaranteed the failure is
> fuseable link.
> The plastic cover usually breaks off exposing the link to the
> then it's just a matter of time before it corrodes and snaps/breaks.
> link is melted and not broken, obviously you don't want to just toss
> link in there.
> Do not be tempted to jury-rig something "in the meantime". If the fan
> you can pretty much kiss your main wiring harness, battery, and
> goodbye. Yes, generic links will work if you're in a pinch- 70-80A is
> appropriate, although lower amperages will work OK in a REAL pinch;
> is sized for stage III operation, aka "hurricane mode"...
> The linkages are a buck or two each at the FLAD(Friendly[?] Local Audi
> and the part number is N 0 171 253. See:
> ...for a complete hardware/PN listing, including a new box. To nip a
> in the bud- yes, Audi is using a different amperage link currently
> originally came on the car- you may get either the new or old rating.
> Hope this helps,
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