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Guess my Fiero doesnt like me by busa_powered
Started on: 11-11-2014 02:58 AM
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Last post by: busa_powered on 11-12-2014 01:25 PM
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Not a week after I bought my GT, the radiator felt it was time to blow its top.

Judging by the contents pouring out onto the pavement, the previous owner did not maintain the cooling system.

Radiator and thermostat were replaced.

I installed a new coolant tank, the previous one was broken on both tabs and held up with washers. Guess I missed that when I was looking under the hood during my prepurchase inspection

So my question is at what temperature does the radiator fan kick on?


I did look before asking this question and all the ones I found were in regard to with the AC on.


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Originally posted by busa_powered:

So my question is at what temperature does the radiator fan kick on?


The OEM switch will turn the fan on at 235°F. With a properly functioning cooling system, you may find that the rad fan almost never comes on (depending on where you live and the ambient temperature).

I've bought the fan switch from Rodney that turns the fan on at 210° instead of 235°. Works great with the recommended 195° thermostat.

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Least you caught it quickly, My coolant tank fell off its tabs on the highway and the tank got cut up by the radiator fan causing a fatal overheat for the engine on my second drive of owning the car!
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Originally posted by Patrick:

The OEM switch will turn the fan on at 235°F. With a properly functioning cooling system, you may find that the rad fan almost never comes on (depending on where you live and the ambient temperature).

I've bought the fan switch from Rodney that turns the fan on at 210° instead of 235°. Works great with the recommended 195° thermostat.




Thanks I ordered the fan switch!

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