Viscous fan

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  1. tom72

    tom72 Member

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    Had my s14a for quite a while now but it never had a viscous fan on when i bought it just a electric fan. Is it worth me getting one to put on there?? Cheers :)
     
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    Nah.

    The vicious fan (see what I did there) only causes drag on the engine, losing you a small amount of power. Plus, the electric fan should be more reliable.
     
  3. tom72

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    The electric fan is wired into the ecu (i think) because it only comes on when stationary for a while so wasnt sure whether to have a fan thats always on like a viscous??
     
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    Fuck off the wires going to the ecu and stick a switch on it if your worried
     
  5. roliss

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    if doing only daily - driving, you can use the std viscous fan, if something more - NO.
     
  6. Clive

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    errr what?

    ALLWAYS used viscous and would recommend anyone to use a viscous unless your some power chasing person..!
     
  7. Joe-sef

    Joe-sef -Broseph-

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    some people on here are UN BE LEAVE ABLE!!!

    have you guys ever driven a drift car?? owned one? worked on one?


    The stock fan is really reliable. with the cover/cowling, its probably 10x more effective then any home brew Fan set up, these things need serious thought and/or CFD to be effective. if your really paranoid and need some cooling when stationary (which is rare? as normally any time you will get the engine hot there is always time to cool it down).

    3 years of drifting on a stock set up. even for like 6 laps of constant drifting, it barely even gets close to 100degrees. so much so i have my warning set at 94... the only time it went off was after a water pump leak. when it got to about 96.
     
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    Mine overheated ever month at Buxton :(, I had no fan cowling though
     
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    Use the viscous fan with cowling! 10x better than any aftermarket electric fan, especially cheap electric fans!
     
  10. proseal

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    Is it that leccy fans arent very good or that the cowlings just does a shitload
     
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    Cowling is a big help and vital if you want the viscous to actually work!! You'd need to spend a small fortune to get close to the efficiency of the stock viscous set up. I'd stick with that tbh... Infact I did stick with mine. Even with an updated rad :) Spend your money else where chap!!! But if space is an issue or you must buy an electric fan, make a cowl and run it off a switch
     
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    its the combo
    just look how huge the fan blades are + it spins constantly. the cowling around is important cause without it the fan move the most air from the sides or front of your radiator-->air,water,etc goes always! the way of the most resistance. a cowling forces the air go through the radiator and drag heat with it.
    i would be super happy if i could use a visco fan.

    what ppl can do is support the visco with a e-fan in front of the radiator which dont need a cowling .

    my 0.2 cent
     
  13. Daddy_D

    Daddy_D D1 street king

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    Cowlings are overrated!
     
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    lozza ChickFoot FTW!

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    I can only pass on opinions that i've heard from people who bin off the fan and cowling and i think its a bad idea!!

    In the 2 years of skidding my s14 it's not overheated once and when i'm out having fun i generally dont like to give it a rest lol viscous fan and cowling will most definitely be staying on mine!!
     
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    diamondsink Kyouto Drift

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    Tom iv told you this countless times. Hence the reason my car run the stock fans. I do need to find my cowling though.
     
  16. tom72

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    Ino :p but sum1 said dnt bother cnt remember who tho :/ lol. Shud have one coming anyways :)
     
  17. gibbo s14

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    viscous fan with cowling is the best set up . ive got ducting on myn now and it never over heats .ive see cars that run escort rs turbo fans on the front of the rad.
     
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    As said, viscous with the cowling.
     
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    I can vouch for the viscous, all day at pod didn't go over the low 90's took off the viscous and used elecy one it was at 90 without driving and got to nearly 100 without booting it so off came elecy and on went the viscous and cowling
     
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    diamondsink Kyouto Drift

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    I listen to the opinion of us then any of them Norton Boys
     

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