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fan lying in chassis

Post by and » Wed Jan 13, 2021 9:56 am

Unsure why there is electric fan lying on its back in my chassis angled towards the front of the engine it seams to be fixed in that position :?
I only noticed it as i am trying sort other things out has anyone any ideas what it is cheers
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Re: fan lying in chassis

Post by mikeonb4c » Wed Jan 13, 2021 9:58 am

and wrote: Wed Jan 13, 2021 9:56 am Unsure why there is electric fan lying on its back in my chassis angled towards the front of the engine it seams to be fixed in that position :?
I only noticed it as i am trying sort other things out has anyone any ideas what it is cheers
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Re: fan lying in chassis

Post by Bob » Wed Jan 13, 2021 9:59 am

Scavenger fan.

It/they come on when you're sat idling in traffic. :wink:
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Re: fan lying in chassis

Post by and » Wed Jan 13, 2021 2:35 pm

Thanks seems i have a lot to learn cheers
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Re: fan lying in chassis

Post by g8dhe » Wed Jan 13, 2021 3:51 pm

Its for cooling the engine housing itself, rather than the engine, as otherwise the seats get rather hot when sat in traffic!
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Re: fan lying in chassis

Post by Diplomat » Fri Jan 15, 2021 8:51 pm

I've stolen the scavenger fan idea for my antique kitchen boiler flue.

I mounted an old 4 1/2 inch wide computer fan at a similar jaunty angle on the the tray between the boiler and the flue in order to get a good draught going on days when cold air comes down the chimney faster than hot air goes up it!

The boiler is a Crane Cavalier, a cast iron job with its design roots firmly back in the solid fuel era. I was told to hang on to it as they don't make 'em like that nowadays. Rather like the Bongo!

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Re: fan lying in chassis

Post by Bob » Fri Jan 15, 2021 9:37 pm

The fan is restin'. It's. pinin' for the radiator. It's a Norwegian Blue fan, and that's how they sit...
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Re: fan lying in chassis

Post by and » Mon Feb 01, 2021 6:21 am

scavenger fan comes on when ignition turned off even when the engine hasn't been running
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Re: fan lying in chassis

Post by g8dhe » Mon Feb 01, 2021 9:36 am

That is the default if there is anything wrong, most common problem is that the sensor at the top of the engine housing with its connector under the handbrake handle is disconnected.
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