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PostPosted: Fri Jun 04, 2010 10:06    Post subject: New Fan? Reply with quote

I am having a problem with overheating in my Vit. A friend suggested I may need to replace the fan, as when the car is hot, it is very easy to turn the fan.

Is this right? Will this sort my problem?

It's just too hot to have the heater on full !!  Embarassed
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 04, 2010 12:18    Post subject: Reply with quote

is your thermostat opening?
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 04, 2010 13:23    Post subject: Reply with quote

How do I check?
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 04, 2010 14:55    Post subject: Reply with quote

take it out drop it in boiled water and see if it opens
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 04, 2010 15:18    Post subject: Reply with quote

Knight wrote:
take it out drop it in boiled water and see if it opens


do NOT do this, its the easiest way of ruining a thermostat.

you should put it into cold water and gently bring it to the boil and watch to make sure it opes just before it boils
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 04, 2010 15:47    Post subject: Reply with quote

zocko wrote:
Knight wrote:
take it out drop it in boiled water and see if it opens


do NOT do this, its the easiest way of ruining a thermostat.

you should put it into cold water and gently bring it to the boil and watch to make sure it opes just before it boils


Woops Embarassed , i will get my coat on the way out Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 04, 2010 16:25    Post subject: Reply with quote

Also Lucy I know this may be obvious, but have you checked that the radiator isn't covered in mud?

Everytime I go off roading in my SJ it ends up running really hot (closed to overheating) on the way home due to the radiator being caked in mud and wet grass.
I have to wash it all out and then it's fine again.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 05, 2010 7:32    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, the rad is clean. I will get the thermostat off at the weekend, and test it.
Thanks for the advice!
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 05, 2010 8:13    Post subject: Reply with quote

if youre not sure about testing it, try running it without the thermostat.
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