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Summer Driving Performance Tip: When the air temperature is over 70° does your engine temp seem to read degree-for-degree higher with the rising ambient temp? Take a look at your engine cooling fan mounting on the water pump. Proper mounting of the fan is with the rivet heads toward the engine block (the radiused side of the fan is the forward edge in rotation) (click photo for larger view)
Although the air flow is in the same direction either way, you are losing about 15% efficiency if the fan is mounted backwards – perhaps just the same 20 – 30° you are running a bit too warm? Fortunately, the fan can be swapped with just loosening the radiator mounts and some very flexible wrists!
(thanks to the "voice of experience" for this tip)
Amphicars in the Minneapolis Star-Tribune: see this June 18th article
NON-MEMBERS: Take a special look at these samples of our fantastic newsletter 'Wheels-n-Waves', posted here and mailed semi-monthly, normally available only in the Member's Only Area, but only if you JOIN!
Website Last Updated: 6/18/2013