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  1. #141
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    Very cool (excuse the pun), got mine in the group buy on SXOC but havent recieved it yet (not that ive got a car to fit it in)

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    Quote Originally Posted by slammedmind View Post
    lucky B****** always nice to have good friends!
    gotta agree friends like that are worth their weight in gold

    lovely rad as well Topper,top choice Nicely..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul2x View Post
    Very nice,

    I just Cracked my Tomei Expreme Mani in two just like you.... Figured something from Tomei would last longer than 4 months..lol
    A little surprised to hear that, bit of a kick in the teeth after spending that amount on one.

  4. #144
    kazama Guest
    hey there Topper. How's things ? lotsa new goodies for your ride huh ?

    Did you notice cooling to be better with the electronic fans as compared to the conventional clutch fan ?

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    There are pros and cons to having electric fans and mechanical fan.

    Track and drift sessions load the car heavily so a mechanical fan does the job well.

    In start, stop idle traffic, the mechanical fan is not efficient, so electric fan works well with either thermostat control or preprogrammed temperature control.

    To have the best of both worlds, I've kept the mechanical fan, installed a 2 speed S14 fan (overseas/export version) controlled by the HKS Fan Controller and two optional fan switches to force draft at either electric fan speed I require to keep my Toyo aluminium 52mm thick radiator working well. the HKS Fan Controller allows 2 sets of cut in temperature and 2 sets of cut out temperature to control the electric fan. As I have installed a HKS oil cooler that kicks in at 80 deg C. I've set my low speed fan to kick in at 80deg C and kick out at 78 degree C. On high load situations and hot climate days, i have provision for the high speed fan to kick in at 98 degree C and kick out at 95 degree C.

    I DIY the fan controller and manual switchs circuit design and installation.

  6. #146
    kazama Guest
    Quote Originally Posted by sillbeers15 View Post
    There are pros and cons to having electric fans and mechanical fan.

    Track and drift sessions load the car heavily so a mechanical fan does the job well.

    In start, stop idle traffic, the mechanical fan is not efficient, so electric fan works well with either thermostat control or preprogrammed temperature control.

    To have the best of both worlds, I've kept the mechanical fan, installed a 2 speed S14 fan (overseas/export version) controlled by the HKS Fan Controller and two optional fan switches to force draft at either electric fan speed I require to keep my Toyo aluminium 52mm thick radiator working well. the HKS Fan Controller allows 2 sets of cut in temperature and 2 sets of cut out temperature to control the electric fan. As I have installed a HKS oil cooler that kicks in at 80 deg C. I've set my low speed fan to kick in at 80deg C and kick out at 78 degree C. On high load situations and hot climate days, i have provision for the high speed fan to kick in at 98 degree C and kick out at 95 degree C.

    I DIY the fan controller and manual switchs circuit design and installation.

    Thats a very interesting read. Thanks for the heads up buddy.

    Last time before I changed my radiator, my car's water temp was very high !
    Like in traffic, it will be 80-90, and during spirited drives, it even went up to 105-110.
    So I had to stop the car, pour water on the radiator and just let it cool down for a while.

    I soon got that fixed with a Greddy aluminum radiator, it can hold 4.2 litres of water/coolant.
    Temperatures drop to about 65-75 in mid day traffic and the
    highest I see it went before after a spirited drive was 90 degrees.
    Which was really money well spent.

    Alot of people advised me not to go down the electric fan route as they say that the fan is not efficient enough at higher revs.
    But how come there are quite a number of track Silvias/Skylines who opt for the electric fan in Japan ?

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    sillbeers15 Guest
    There are pros and cons to having electric fans and mechanical fan.

    Track and drift sessions load the car heavily so a mechanical fan does the job well.

    In start, stop idle traffic, the mechanical fan is not efficient, so electric fan works well with either thermostat control or preprogrammed temperature control.

    To have the best of both worlds, I've kept the mechanical fan, installed a 2 speed S14 fan (overseas/export version) controlled by the HKS Fan Controller and two optional fan switches to force draft at either electric fan speed I require to keep my Toyo aluminium 52mm thick radiator working well. the HKS Fan Controller allows 2 sets of cut in temperature and 2 sets of cut out temperature to control the electric fan. As I have installed a HKS oil cooler that kicks in at 80 deg C. I've set my low speed fan to kick in at 80deg C and kick out at 78 degree C. On high load situations and hot climate days, i have provision for the high speed fan to kick in at 98 degree C and kick out at 95 degree C.

    I DIY the fan controller and manual switchs circuit design and installation.

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    **** Update 23.04.09 ****

    Car past its MOT today

    Few more things to do before she will be ready for the season ahead (see "weird boost" thread), have had my front calipers rebuilt, dont have a picture of them fitted, but here is a pic i do have


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    Very nice, have you gone for new EBC discs / pads too? Which ones did you go with?

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    No mate, i've got DBA disc's and Ferado pads. That was just a box used for painting.

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