300tdi viscous fan removal ?

The venerable workhorse - Got trouble?, Post a question here.

Moderator: The Moderators

300tdi viscous fan removal ?

Postby corporal » Tue 01 Nov 2011 4:26 pm

Hello, last winter ( - 19deg !!) I removed the fan altogether and the engine still stayed cold. This year I was thinking of just cable tieing it up to stop it spinning - question is will this knack it up permanently ? or better to take it off again ?? thanks,lawrence.
One Planet - Powered by Biodiesel & Hydrogen

Series 3 1979 - Restored & Re Homed in Co.Wexlow
Disco 1 300TDI - Tuned Bio Rover with Hydrogen Cell

One day all of this will be yours my son.......
Spanner man
Posts: 168
Joined: Fri 23 Mar 2007 1:32 pm

Re: 300tdi viscous fan removal ?

Postby anisboy » Tue 01 Nov 2011 4:33 pm

Take it off imho.

'96 3.9i V8 ES LPG'd Oxford Blue (Blueberry Muffin) Broken and sold :(
'09 1.6Hdi Citroen C4 Picasso Silver (Foxy)
06 1.6 Peugeot 1007 Dolce Blue (Pingu)
User avatar
Head suit
Posts: 2957
Joined: Fri 02 Mar 2007 1:18 pm
Location: Bristol

Re: 300tdi viscous fan removal ?

Postby Paul 94 200 TDI dicso » Tue 01 Nov 2011 4:38 pm

Yep, take it off, and get a new thermostat :wink:
User avatar
Paul 94 200 TDI dicso
Living in the past
Posts: 18248
Joined: Sun 10 Jun 2007 5:19 pm
Location: 52428 Germany

Re: 300tdi viscous fan removal ?

Postby buzziesrme » Tue 01 Nov 2011 7:15 pm

Best to remove it, not tie it up. Stick it in a bin bag under your back seat :D Not got around to putting mine back on from last winter lol,
If at first you don't succeed, destroy all evidence that you tried
User avatar
Member Of Forum Elite
Posts: 1332
Joined: Thu 15 Nov 2007 7:55 pm
Location: Poulton-Le-Fylde

Re: 300tdi viscous fan removal ?

Postby davidcarr » Tue 01 Nov 2011 8:40 pm

You could cable tie the fan blades but if for any reason the radiator happens to get hot and the viscous coupling on the fan locks up something will go bang. :D
Simpler just to take the fan off.
I used to run my old Disco without the fan almost all year and only chickened out during really hot spells of weather and refitted it then.

User avatar
Head suit
Posts: 2122
Joined: Fri 11 Apr 2008 3:55 pm
Location: Just beyond the edge of known civilisation

Re: 300tdi viscous fan removal ?

Postby trailerfitter » Wed 02 Nov 2011 5:20 pm

Posts: 15597
Joined: Sat 10 Mar 2007 12:02 pm
Location: Kings Lynn

Return to Discovery 1

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 7 guests