[DML] My personal experience with my fanzilla and a fan fix.
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[DML] My personal experience with my fanzilla and a fan fix.



Group,  

I'm not trying to jump on any band wagon here, I'm just giving my own experiences.

A very recent experience at The Evansville autofest a month ago. The Owner of a very 
familiar Yellow D was mentioning his car had been running hot during the trip to the 
show. So, I asked him if his fans were working. He wasn't sure so I had him turn the A/C 
on because that will force the fans to work. I did a quick check under the front end and it 
appeared only one was working. So we opened up the relay compartment to see if a fuse 
had blown. Well, not exactly, what we found was one of the fan fix fuse holders had 
completely melted down including the fuse. So what was happening was high resistance 
caused the fuse terminals to get hot and loose contact.   Just to verify that it wasn't a bad 
motor. I took my Fanzilla which I had bought at the Cleveland DCS show from my car and 
put it in his. Everything worked normal. So I removed the fanzilla unit. Fortunately 
someone else in the group had a spare double fuse link set up so we stuck that in his car 
to get him going again.

The above experience would concure with a statement Rob Grady had said about the Fan 
Fix fuse links being used. Maybe it just needs a better quality fuse holder installed. It's a 
cheap simple fix.

Something I should mention about my fanzilla unit. Somewhere along its installed life in 
my relay compartment, I had a very high resistance wire from the fuel pump curcuit laying 
against the fanzilla box. Well, this wire got so hot that it melted the plastic case of the box 
leaving a permanent wire impression in it and deforming the case around where it was 
touching it. The unit still works as good as ever, even though it looks like it had a 
meltdown. The bad wire was replaced and has caused no further trouble. If I ever get a 
digital camera I will post a picture so you can see what I have.  BTW: I mentioned this to 
Bob Zilla at Pigeon Forge. He told me he would replace the case for 15 bucks if I sent it to 
him. I just never got around  too it. Someday I will though.


Also if a relay sticks, which causes the fans to continue to  run, just change the relay and 
you should be good to go again. This statement is in response to Mike Packs experience. 
Unless it is sealed inside a plastic case ofcoarse.

BTW:  Rotate your parts purchases too all the vendors that support us. It will keep them 
alive and  well for a long time. :-)


Dennis







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