RE: [DML] FanZilla VS "Fan Fix": Owner/enthuasist opinion & real world o
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RE: [DML] FanZilla VS "Fan Fix": Owner/enthuasist opinion & real world observations (long)



Mike, I appreciate all comments on The Fan Fix and if you read the
instructions it will work perfect unless there is some other wiring problem.
That's why it say's it works with the original wiring. 
Naturally you have a biased opinion and you may be un-impressed with new
products from a different vendor as we all can be with products but again if
you want to know more about it and why it works the way it does I will
answer all questions and /or you can go to the web site to better understand
it's operation. The switching is different than the FanZilla but the out
come of load carrying is the same.
John Hervey

  

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Subject: [DML] FanZilla VS "Fan Fix": Owner/enthuasist opinion & real world
observations (long)


Hello All,
 
My email below has nothing to do with favoritism between vendors or  
personalities. It pertains to quality parts, products, and safe  quality
upgrades that 
available to DeLorean owners and our cars.
 
I have been reading with anticipation about the return of Zilla products.
It 
has been many years since they were available, and I as well as  others,
have 
wondered why Zilla's were temporarily out of stock,  and we now have the 
answer...
 
BobZilla, the creator of Zilla's, is a picky perfectionist and stickler for

quality with everything he sets out to do...rightfully so when your name is

on the product; a lesson past DMC vendors (now extinct) should have
learned!
 
Anyway, 
 
I had PJ Grady install a full set of Zilla products in to my 1981
Automatic, 
VIN 3713. The car never let me down.  I must say, that the Zilla  products 
were expensive, however they are worth every penny. I would  recommend them
to 
every DeLorean owner everyday of the week, and twice on  Sunday.
 
On the other hand,
 
Over the July 4 2005 weekend, while I was working with another  DeLorean 
owner on his 1982 5-speed DeLorean, I witnessed first hand what a  cheap
product 
can potentially do your DeLorean.
 
We decided to get together and have a "garage day"  We went  through his 
DeLorean and adjusted his doors, and preformed some safety  checks. It was a
great 
day, and we accomplished a great deal of work  together.
 
The owner decided to install a "Fan Fix" in his 1982 DeLorean relay  
compartment since the Zilla's were unavailable. 
 
The DeLorean owner (no names please, I'm sure he's reading this email and  
can comment if he wants) also has a 1981 Automatic DeLorean with a FanZilla

installed in the relay compartment.
 
We observed that when the vehicle is shut off, the "Fan Fix" continues to  
operate with a loud, audible hum. This had the potential to drain the
vehicle  
battery and leave the owner stranded somewhere in B.F.E.
 
 The blue box "Fan Fix" did not operate correctly during multiple road
tests 
and quadruple checks for correct installation. What a bummer to  discover a 
defective upgrade part,  to an otherwise perfect day,  IMHO.
 
To get the "fan fix" to shut off after driving his DeLorean, the owner had  
to perform a "DeLorean Fire Drill" which was:
 
1) open the door,
2) walk around to the passenger side, 
3) open the passenger door, 
4) move the passenger seat forward, 
5) release the cargo net, 
6) pull back the carpet, 
7) open the relay compartment behind the seat, 
8) take his fist and "gently" hit the "fan fix" box to get the fans to shut

off!
 
No Thanks!
 
Based on my observations, I was totally unimpressed with the "Fan Fix"  
product, and I seriously doubt that playing  "fire drill" around your
DeLorean is 
something that we want to do after we finish driving our cars. In my
opinion, 
the "fan fix" was no real world  "fix" at all. 
 
After witnessing, testing, and experiencing the quality of the Zilla  
products, I will faithfully continue to recommend the Zilla products to
anyone  
interested in a quality upgrade for their DeLorean.
 
Thanks for your time,
Mike Pack
 
P.S. I am not affiliated with, Zilla products, PJ Grady DeLorean, or the  
maker of "Fan Fix" products. I am a DeLorean enthusiast/owner.




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