As I was returning from a Saturday's errands in my Spit, I carefully watched
the temp gauge respond to the 98-degree local temperature here in Savannah,
Ga. Most of the time, the temperature gauge stayed between the half and
three quarter mark, with the radiator fan kicking in to cool it down, as I
was tooling about town. However, when I stopped for a moment at a store for
10 minutes, I noticed that the temp sensor was above the three-quarter mark,
presumably from the latent from the engine that is trying to cool down
without the benefit of the radiator or cooling system. As soon as I started
up and started moving again, the water temp then returned to normal range.
Has anyone ever "hot wired" the fan control to continue to run after the
ignition is turned off until the temp sensor turned the fan off? What was
the benefit? Did the engine cool down quicker? It seems to me that the fan
running after the engine has been turned off could help the cooling down of
the engine and avoid overheating effects. Any ideas?
1980 Spit "PJ"
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