[DML] Re: Fan Fail melting
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[DML] Re: Fan Fail melting

I do not know of any specific heat problem with the Fanzilla. I had
one fail but I was told it was uncommon. It's failure mode was to
cause the fans to run constantly. Replaced, no problem. They do get
hot so they shouldn't be tucked into a tight corner. What I have seen
melt is the Fan Fail Bypass. Basicaly a couple of wires with some
spade connectors. The infamous Fan Fail Relay doesn't melt, it just
fails and the fans won't run. The origional circuit breaker starts
popping and resetting so it has to be replaced with a higher amperage.
I cannot say anything about John's FF X2, I have no experience with
it. The fuse block is a "hidden" area and most owners won't bother to
look there until a fuse blows or they start smelling something
burning! I suggest the area be inspected at least once a year for
crisp wires, signs of overheating, etc. Especially if you start
hearing things clicking. All owners should do the relay and circuit
breaker upgrades and do something better than the Blue Fan Fail Relay
or the Fan Fail Bypass. I also recomend checking every fuse to be sure
the correct size is in the correct spot. Leave the cover off so the
fuses can stay cooler. Keep some extras (and some extra bulbs) in
there too. I also strongly recomend disconnecting the lock module if
it is the origional.
David Teitelbaum
vin 10757

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "John Hervey" <john@...> wrote:
> Mark, I know your not a fan of the Fan Fail 2x2 but I would think
that if
> one would have done this I would have heard about it. Davis T. not
to long
> ago was talking about the Fan Zilla having a over heating problem
also and
> the wires getting real hot. The Fan Fix 2 x 2 will get hot also
tucked down
> in the relay compartment and handling all that current.  
> I think what you are referring to is Ron's Wester's car that had the
> original 3 leg jumper in it and it caught on fire. This was about 2
> ago.
> As I have said before and to you if you want to have a good safe
system then
> get the heat out of the kitchen and replace the fans. 30 amps on the
> original and 11 amps on the replacement and you can go back to a
stock relay
> set up with no problems. The original fans are the current hog of
the whole
> electrical system in the car and pose the biggest threat.
> http://www.specialtauto.com/delorean-parts/cooling-fans.html
> John Hervey
> www.deloreanautoparts.com
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