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s3 with posible fan issue??

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by daz-20vt, Mar 9, 2012.

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    Hi all. i have a question about my s3 regarding the fans. i started my car earlier fron cold and just happened to be checking levels etc when i realised that the fans started up instantly even though the car was cold. is that normal? any help would be good guys hanks. daz
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    If you have the aircon switched on they will fire up stright away...

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    Oh ok. it was posibly on so i will check that. how do you tell if your using the aircon or just the heater. thanks for quick reply. daz
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    Just turn on the 'ECON' mode... that switches the compressor off and the fans... The S3 has climate control and is 'on' all the time by default... 'ECON' mode turns off the compressor (and therefore the aircon bit) so the fans aren't needed on all the time to manage the heat exchange...

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    Thanks tuffty. ill give all that a try tomorrow. See if its any different. thanks again. daz
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