What do people take fans from? . .

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  1. VAG-Slag

    VAG-Slag Member

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    I've taken the viscous fan off my Audi S4 b5 and looking to put a fan on a switch in it's place...

    Need something powerful and also thin as there's not much space to play with... Got a fair bit of space for a wide fan though so anything 12-14" should be okay...

    Are there any go-to cars I might find in my local scrap yard which are known for having good fans?
     
  2. ross3k

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    Ive heard Mondeo electric fans mentioned a few times, not sure on years though.
     
  3. Andy318ti

    Andy318ti Active Member

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    I use vectra with no issues, I don't think it'll fit in your situation.
    Can you run the viscous? They're definitely the best option if you can.
    If not go scrappy hunting and see, most oe fans are up to scratch
     
  4. VAG-Slag

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    Reducing rotational inertia is always a good thing... Also, viscous is fine when you screaming round at 7000 rpm but once you're idling in the pit I've found airflow isn't sufficient and always end up popping my expansion cap in the pit even though coolant temps were fine on track.

    Didn't manage to get to the scrappy this weekend but will go on the hunt for a Vectra or Mondeo fan soon...

    Cheers guys!
     
  5. mad.matt

    mad.matt Well-Known Member

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    Mondeo, Jag V6 I'm sure was mentioned before (probably the same part)
     
  6. KiX

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    Try with Mishimoto ;) i'm have it on my 318is
     
  7. BenRice

    BenRice Well-Known Member

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    Anything FWD with an east-west V6 are worth looking at tbh, hence why the Mondeo is such a go-to
     
  8. chopaholic

    chopaholic Well-Known Member

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    Keep the viscous.
     
  9. jon07043278

    jon07043278 Well-Known Member

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    Mondeo fans as stated above. Need a big old relay and fuse.
     

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