Cooling Issue?
+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 4 of 4

This is a discussion on Cooling Issue? within the General Maintenance, Troubleshooting & Accidents. forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; Hey i notice my radiator fans come on very often like every 5-10 mins. Turns on and off right away. ...

  1. #1
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    co
    Posts
    10

    Cooling Issue?

    Hey i notice my radiator fans come on very often like every 5-10 mins. Turns on and off right away. Is that normal? My water temp gauge usually sits at 180 degrees at idle and drops to about 130-150 so i'm guessing that's normal also my temp gauge never went pass half. Just wondering if the fans are suppose to come on that often. Thanks for the help!

  2. Remove Advertisements
    ClubWRX.net
    Advertisements
     

  3. #2
    Registered User Poohbear's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Ohio
    Posts
    943
    Your fans will turn on whenever the temp in your radiator is hot enough to require it to be cooled by the fans... The less you are driving IE less air passing the radiator (like sitting at idle) the longer they will stay on... The harder you drive, and the warmer the engine, the more the fans will come on. The hotter the air outside the more the fans will kick on...

    If you not over heating dont worry about it... If your over cooling you may have an issue with your thermostat...
    Your vehicle is an extension of your skill as a driver, not a substitute for it.

    Stink-Eye Mob Member #21
    08+ Gauge install DIY
    Turn off your seat belt chime

  4. #3
    Good news, everyone! xxxxxxxAnub1s's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Eh, whaaaaa?
    Posts
    3,855
    I Support ClubWRX
    Normal operation.
    Cody
    Hawk-Eye Alliance #727 N.E.R.D #255.255.255.0

    Your nighttime volunteer of near-useless information.
    Good news, everyone!

  5. #4
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Canada B.C.
    Posts
    1,393
    The fans coming on every 5 - 10 minutes is normal but your water temps aren't... At least they aren't the same as on my cars. 180 Is good/normal but that's as low as it should get...130 - 150 is way to cold for normal operating temps. 180 - 203 is the range where my cars temp range is once warmed up.
    '02 WRX 4EAT, 311,000KMs/194,500Miles, Sold. Best car I ever had. '09 STi stage 1, hope this one will be good too...

+ Reply to Thread

Quick Reply Quick Reply

Register Now

Please enter the name by which you would like to log-in and be known on this site.
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.

Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Please enter a valid email address for yourself. We strongly suggest that you stay away from using aol, yahoo, msn, and hotmail accounts. Sometimes the mail server blocks the emails from our server. As a result you will not receive any notifications including the confirmation email.

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Posting Permissions

  • You may post new threads
  • You may post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •