This is the kind of thing I had to do with my old Austin Healy.
I’ve mentioned the radiator fan and its inability to stop spinning on occasion before. Well, it happened again and drained the battery (again). Except this time it didn’t stop spinning. Ran all day.
So, I pulled the fuse.
Been that way for a week. Temperature hasn’t gotten any higher than normal, even when stopped at a light with the A/C on. It has also produced a bit of a benefit.
The stumble is gone!
Those of you R50 drivers know what I’m talking about. When the fan kicks in, the car almost dies. At least it always has on my MINI. Not any more. We haven’t had any serious temps in SoCal since the start of this experiment, but I’m going to be keeping my eye on it. Plus, I still have the fuse so I can put it back in if needed.
I’m still planning on replacing it before…well, before too long. But until then, this seems to be doing the trick quite nicely.
Any reason why this would give me problems?