Re: [DML] Re: Cooling fans
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Re: [DML] Re: Cooling fans



Gus,
The fans suck the air back towards the gas tank.  That is why there is that 
whole problem of hot air blowing on the gas tank and causing fuel delivery 
issues.  If your fans blow air forward then the polarity might be reversed 
to the fans, or you have aftermarket fans of the incorrect type.  Also, the 
fans really only have to run while the car is stopped for a period of time. 
The wind that blows through the radiator should be enough to cool it so long 
as you're traveling over ~25 MPH.

Todd Nelson
1561, Vermont


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Gus Schlachter" <gus@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Tuesday, September 27, 2005 11:44 AM
Subject: Re: [DML] Re: Cooling fans


>I have a fairly stupid question.  Feel free to mock me if I am way off
> base, but...
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> Don't the cooling fans sit behind the radiator, and blow air forward? This
> seems all fine and good while sitting still, but when the car is in motion
> the airflow is entering the radiator from the front.  Doesn't this mean
> that using the cooling fans at highway speeds is actually
> counter-productive?!??
>
> On "old-fashioned" cars, this made more sense, since it would be silly to
> push the air through the radiator and into the engine compartment.  But on
> the DMC, there is no engine behind the radiator.  Besides, we have
> electric fans and not belt-driven fans, so they can be deactivated at
> will.
>
> I think it really gets nutty when the A/C condenser and engine radiator
> are strapped together, so that no matter which way the wind blows, one is
> always heating the other!
>
>
> Gus Schlachter
> VIN #4695
> Austin, Texas
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