can a car run in cold weather without a radiator fan?

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  1. sickfeeling

    sickfeeling Well-Known Member

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    snow blew up under my car (vertical wind and snow ftw) and my engine bay was full of snow.
    like packed.

    so I cleared it all out and turned the car on, no problems.
    except the radiator fan isn't turning.

    its cold out, about 40.
    safe to drive you think?

    shieeeet....


    for your help,
    here is perfection:

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  2. newcastlefan

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    yes but you should take out the thermostat so the water is always flowing.
     
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    dam shes cute, thats my type.:hat:
     
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    The Civic?
     
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    I'd like to put my oil in her crankcase
     
  6. sickfeeling

    sickfeeling Well-Known Member

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    ahhh, a fine idea!
    it's just going to the mechanic, so maybe I'll chance it
     
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    sickfeeling Well-Known Member

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    yas!
    we use it for commuting... 40mpg beats her cx7 and my jeep
     
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    that is indeed perfection.
     
  9. stripes

    stripes Active Member Banned User

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    if engine temp rises, make sure heat is on full power with the fan blowing. dont sit & idle.
     
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    it almost makes me depressed
    i get all weepy when i see bodies like that
     
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    P-B Honourary Canuck Gold

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    If the engine isn't running hot, the fan won't come on. 40 degrees doesn't seem like it's needed.
     
  12. newcastlefan

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    stripes said it: if the needle starts to climb, turn the heater on full blast to suck some of the heat out of the radiator water that circulates through it.
     
  13. newcastlefan

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    if its an electric fan. some cars still have manual fans that spin as long as the engine runs.
     
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    stripes Active Member Banned User

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    ya get the engine hot & then look at the fan dumbass
     
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    I checked. The Civic's is electric. Most "economy" cars are like that.
     
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    stripes Active Member Banned User

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    gawd i love my 89 f150, such a simple joy to wrench.:cool:
     
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    heres an oddity: when it was still cold, I took the radiator cap off and it splurted everywhere
    doesnt seem right
     
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    you go to the ER a lot, don't you.
     
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    Don't take the radiator cap off while it's running. Open the overflow tank instead.
     
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    stripes Active Member Banned User

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    was it running? & or was the engine temp reading at mid temp operating tempature?