My fan is running even this winter, anytime i am outside of the truck working the fan comes on runs and runs. is this a problem? i've read a lot of people overheat, i haven't. Just curious about the fan.
when my fan was running you could not talk to another person in the truck without yelling. there was no mistake knowing if it was on or off. is yours this loud? the fan does always turn with out being engaged.
I didn't give the "fan running" much thought until I went to the dealer the other day -- one of my complaints I wanted noted on the ticket was that it ran hot and I described how the fan "ran all the time in warm weather up hills". Well the service writer and the service tech obviously think I just fell off the pumpkin truck, 'cause they said these fans are supposed to run all the time!
When I picked the truck up I politely defined the normal free spinning of the fan, versus the "lock up" of the viscous clutch, and I most definately understood when the fan was "running".
So it is something one needs to ask, just 'cause some folks may not be used to this type of fan... Oteo's sounds like it was locked up all the time -- there's no mistaking that roar... :
the fan was locked up most the time. even running down the interstate with outside temps of 40 degrees. now that its replaced it only runs when towing. im just curious if dirtriders is just spinning or actually engaged.
My fan runs on startup about 50% of the time summer or winter. At times it will run for up to five miles then quit. You can also hear it at idle and there is no doubt when it is on if standing in front or even setting in the seat. I have checked it with the engine cold and it seems to spin fairly easy which is usually a sign that it is okay. Even though it is annoying I have just gotten used to it.
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