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#1 discv

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Posted 04 August 2018 - 09:58 AM

So the C4GP is back on the road- and seems to be in good shape. Fingers crossed.

 

A question to those that have/ have had a C4 Pic- how should I expect the fan to run?

I assume it should be on with the A/C, but the resistor pack that I can see suggests that the fan could be asked to run at different speeds.


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Posted 04 August 2018 - 05:36 PM

When the Aircon is OFF the fan will be switched ON by the BSI when it receives an input from the temp sensor. If the car is moving then the fan will run at low speed, if you come to a halt and the temp rises then the second triggered then the second will come into use.
With the Aircon ON the fan will start immediately or after a very short delay. It runs at low speed. This is to ensure that air is drawn through the Aircon condenser rad that is co-located with the car coolant rad. If the fan doesn't run when the Aircon is ON then it will trip the system off as a safety measure.
If when driving with the Aircon ON, the engine temp rises and triggers the fan it will run at high speed.
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Posted 04 August 2018 - 06:14 PM

Stim, I knew that you would have some input- but that is one impressive reply. Thank you.

This car, not being fitted with an engine temp. gauge is a major pain after a rebuild.


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Posted 04 August 2018 - 08:41 PM

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Posted 20 August 2018 - 05:18 PM

Stim, I knew that you would have some input- but that is one impressive reply. Thank you.
This car, not being fitted with an engine temp. gauge is a major pain after a rebuild.

Could you use an OBD reader?
Mine has a dashboard function which states the current temp on my phone. May be useful as a temporary measure after your rebuild.
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