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

The fans are mounted on the back of the radiator, but to my 
knowledge, they "pull" air through the radiator.  The air moves in 
the correct direction.

Whatever it is, it works.  These cars did go through a fair amount 
of r and d before production.


--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Gus Schlachter <gus@xxxx> wrote:
> I have a fairly stupid question.  Feel free to mock me if I am way 
> base, but...
> 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 
> 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 
> will.
> I think it really gets nutty when the A/C condenser and engine 
> are strapped together, so that no matter which way the wind blows, 
one is 
> always heating the other!
> Gus Schlachter
> VIN #4695
> Austin, Texas
> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]

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