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Old 05-21-2021, 05:17 PM   #47 (permalink)
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fan go out

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Originally Posted by Isaac Zachary View Post
I've noticed cooling fans playing an effect going up a steep mountain pass at highway speeds, at lest at speeds up to 45mph. I couldn't really go much faster in my Golf diesel, the last car I had the fan go out while driving up a mountain pass. I kept going, it was about 50-60F outside, and the needle got a bit too close for comfort to the red line by the time I got to the top of the pass.

When the fan got covered by loose firewall material on the Super Beetle going up a hill at 65mph that made for a quick engine failure.
One option is to put the HVAC controls to full heat, full outside air, blower on HIGH, lower both front windows all the way, and cross your fingers.
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