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    Removal Of Viscous Fan

    Hi all and thanks for your time in advance. While in the process of replacing my block I have been doing a lot of research and confidence building on the forum.. After viewing a fair few pictures of people's engine bays most tend to remove the viscous fan and simply replace it with a highflow aliminium rad. Is this simply the modification or does the thick core ally rad have to have the dual fan like the Apex one?


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    I wouldn't run without a fan, personally.

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    Remove the viscous fan and replace it with a slimline electric jobby

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    I love the way all of your "here's how you do it pictures" are all of shiny new metal

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    Yeah don't run it without a fan... you'll be crying each time you see a traffic jam

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    If you've got room, keep the viscous and shroud.

    Shogun-that's blatant pic whoring but if my car looked like that, I'd do the same
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    Keep the Fan -

    Electric ones suck and give you paranoia... They also can ruin your car. Trust me

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    Personally i would keep the fan as it still fits in there with a Aluminium rad if you buy a decent make like Koyo etc.

    Pic of my engine bay with the Viscous and Plastic surround

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mitch View Post
    Shogun-that's blatant pic whoring but if my car looked like that, I'd do the same
    Just amazing isn't it

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    I've said it once and I'll say it again any excuse shogun,
    I'm sure if I asked how does my seat belt work it would be an engine bay pic with an arrow pointing to your seat belt

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    If you want to do it properly though you should shroud the rear of the radiator to make sure the fans can work efficiently.


    That way you optimise the air being drawn over the whole core of the radiator.

    I have done this very thing on mine and also used it to hide all the relays and wiring at the same time.

    Also having something tied directly to the radiator is not ideal as the friction caused by the mating surfaces will wear out the core over time and cause a leak.

    Will get some pictures up later

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    +1 for keeping the viscous fan and shroud. Its a beast of a fan, works great like Nissan designed it to, all you really need is a rad thats made nice enough to keep the shroud intact. Another vote for Koyorad here.

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    Thanks for all the responses guys, was thinking of just removing the guard too, as I have resprayed the fan itself bright white.. but realise without the guard it would be a lot less efficient at cooling. Koyo it is then i should think, any good deals on them?

    Regards.

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    The OE viscous fan and shroud is a direct fit to the japspeed radiator there is a group buy on them at the mo, with a few more peeps they'll be down to 109! ...with a free keyring too

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    @ipnanobox
    Where can i get a cool oil catch tank like yours?

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    Quote Originally Posted by itrhondaboy View Post
    I've said it once and I'll say it again any excuse shogun,
    I'm sure if I asked how does my seat belt work it would be an engine bay pic with an arrow pointing to your seat belt
    OT lol






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    Cool. I'm using tapatalk on my iPhone so point me in the direction of the rad? Lol.


    Regards.


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    Quote Originally Posted by sulik View Post
    @ipnanobox
    Where can i get a cool oil catch tank like yours?
    From Here http://www.frsport.com/Kazama-XKOL01...14_p_1479.html

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