broken viscous fan and now RADIATOR! really???
broken viscous fan and now RADIATOR!
i did think it was odd that the viscous fan was always spinning,
last night though there was some cluncking and rattling up-front so pulled over to look...
the viscous fan had shattered or come off its mounting and shattered on the other pulleys-
mangling the radiator fins and leaving water pi55ing out of the rad!!! http://www.vwaudiforum.co.uk/forum/i...ilies/zx11.gif
is it possible to bodge the leaking radiator with some gum/paste/epoxy/product until i can sort a replacement?
why is there a viscous fan anyway - other cars i've had just had the electric one?
could i run the car without this extrs fan?
Haynes says the viscous coupling should spin freely til 75 degrees, then lock-up to spin the fan - mine was ALWAYS spinning - a drain on power really as there was no need for it to be spinning - we don't live in a desert full of trafficjams?
seriously, why's it even there?