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Will this fit?

Post by Philip Chidlow » Fri Aug 22, 2008 10:55 pm

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... :IT&ih=010

Can I fit it to my 8v GTi?

Why? some may ask... What's the point?

Well, if I was planning a long trip in hot climes.... :D
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Post by mat_fenwick » Fri Aug 22, 2008 11:04 pm

I *think* that all you will need is the fan itself. I have fitted the twin fan arrangement to a couple of 205s and a ZX - all had the same twin moulding and it was just a case of fitting the extra fan.
Wiring is slightly more tricky if you want to mimic the original operation - when low speed the fans are run in series (i.e. 2 6V fans) and at high speed in parallel (2 12V fans). The easiest way to do it is keep the low speed operation the same (single fan slow) and then trigger a relay when the original fan kicks in at high speed to power the 'new' fan.
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Post by Philip Chidlow » Sat Aug 23, 2008 8:12 pm

Well, I'll soon find out...... :D
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Post by Vanny » Sun Aug 24, 2008 5:47 pm

thats a short blade fan cowling so you will need another SMALL BLADE fan motor to go in the other side, other than that it will fit! Best bet is to find a second single fan in a double cowling and fit the whole lot! I prefer to fit two regular fans as they are bigger outright!

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Post by Philip Chidlow » Sun Aug 24, 2008 6:39 pm

I've got another short blade fan hanging about somewhere...
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