04-09-2003, 06:25 AM
He says it's gonna fry all the wiring and if it doesn't it will fry my alternator. My question is if I hook up the fan to the accessory fan, isn't there a fuse that will blow if the two fans together draw too much power? Isn't that what fuses are for? I should be fine as long as I don't put a higher volt fuse in right?
I have to stop being lazy and hookup a relay, thermostat and override switch for the cabin...let the work begin...
On my 94 S4 I've had two wired into the auxillary fans wiring for over 4 years and no problem. On my 1.8T I've had one over two years and no problem. My 2.8 has only been in since Jan but no problems. And all of them are simply "butt-spliced" into the original aux fans wiring. And there are dozens and dozens of people 'round these parts doing the same thing and have been fine for years.
ALL of these cars use the same gauge wire, relays and and fuses... still no problem. Don't kill yourself over this or make it more complicated than it need be... just splice it in and go!
04-09-2003, 08:14 AM
The fuse will just blow....Mr. D (from MD) has had his with no problems for 6 months too. I can't wait for it to arrive now!
Thanks that made me feel better about doing it!
The thing I find weirdest about it is how infrequently, even on a very hot day, the car (coolant temp) gets hot enough to turn the fan on. Same in all 3 of my cars and my sons 90S. I've sat at idle on 100*+ days without the AC on and my water temp gauge never moves and the electric fans never kicks in. Of couse any time the AC is turned on it will. And on a few occasions it will get hot enough to kick in but they're rare and even at that it cools the car and shuts off in less than a minute or two. All this also makes a HUGE statement about the radiator's efficiency in these cars. That aluminum cross-flow radiator is incredible!
The reduced power at the track, on a hot day, when the viscous clutch was hooked-up on the stock fan is not missed at all. Just the electric fan took 1.24 seconds off my lap times at the local roadcourse. And quieter doesn't break my heart either. It's really a win/win mod... one of the best! Kind of a PITA to install. Nothing hard or difficult, just not one of my favorites. But WELL worth it.
Have fun... ya done good!
04-09-2003, 10:34 AM
SPP? Or is there another source?
Damn this mod bug!!!! ;-)
SSP regular price cheaper at $179, but, adding CA 8.25% sales tax and shipping for me, the EVO came out a fraction cheaper because it included free shipping.