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    Quote Originally Posted by gstuning View Post
    You most certainly will need a mechanical or electric fan.
    Why is this Gunni? Are the 330 engines not so great at keeping cool when on the move?
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by gstuning View Post
    You most certainly will need a mechanical or electric fan.
    f1 cars dont use them...?
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ben1191 View Post
    f1 cars dont use them...?
    But you'll notice that if an F1 car is delayed in the garage / on the grid, fans are placed to blow into the radiators.

    With any race car, if you're delayed on the grid or forced to do a really slow lap after racing around, there's always a risk that the reduced air flow will cause the car to overheat.

    So at the very least, you should have an electric fan (push or pull - it doesn't matter).
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    As per my earlier post, my friend's car does not run a fan nor does any BMW race car I know of. For a track car, there's less chance of being stationary and not being able to turn the engine off without risking anything.
     
     

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    I know plenty of BMW ´s run on the track and they all NEED a fan.

    I find it insane to suggest such nonsense to people to not run a fan at all.
    Even if the fan doesn´t do anything while under good speed it´s a necessity at times,
    It´s a safety device for the engine.
    With great challenges comes great engineering.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gstuning View Post
    I know plenty of BMW ´s run on the track and they all NEED a fan.

    I find it insane to suggest such nonsense to people to not run a fan at all.
    Even if the fan doesn´t do anything while under good speed it´s a necessity at times,
    It´s a safety device for the engine.
    I see what you mean. Yes, it's certainly a safety device that has an attached risk if you don't run one. Personally I feel the risk is low. Others, of course, won't. In 3 years of trackdays I don't think I've ever heard my fan turn on, even when I've been caught mid lap by a red/black flag and had to come in. On my friend's car, it runs without a fan, coolant thermostat nor oil thermostat and there have been no problems so far
     
     

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    Fak it,if it gets hot ill get out and blow it
     
     

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    Just get out there and learn to drive the car as it is then, when you reach the cars limits then think about making it go quicker.
    Thats my advice.
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tommy Lee View Post
    On my friend's car, it runs without a fan, coolant thermostat nor oil thermostat and there have been no problems so far
    Must be a bitch to get the engine up to temperature. This also isn't good for the engine. But I think your anti-fan attitude shows you don't care much for the life of your engine

    Nice engine bay though
    Last edited by kiwi328; 17-11-2010 at 23:46. Reason: Sorry for bumping an old thread
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by kiwi328 View Post
    Must be a bitch to get the engine up to temperature. This also isn't good for the engine. But I think your anti-fan attitude shows you don't care much for the life of your engine

    Nice engine bay though
    Anti-fan attitude? That's a bit over the top. All I'm saying is a track only car does not need one. As said earlier, every race car I know does not have one. Does that mean all those race teams don't care for their engines?
     
     

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