205 radiator cover and fan

Discussion in 'Peugeot 205' started by Paulinho, Apr 13, 2004.

  1. Paulinho

    Paulinho Guest

    I`ve put a mess grill on my car today and was a little shocked to see that
    the radiator cover only had one fan fitted in it...?

    I can only find one of these for sale on ebay and its the same as mine...?
    does that mean they are all like it ?

    My car dosn`t run hot but would it run better if i fitted a 2nd fan to it .?

    Paulinho, Apr 13, 2004
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  2. Paulinho

    ChlewioR Guest

    It's normal :) every 205 and 309 has one fan, couse 2 fans were made only
    for Mi16 Engines and for 405 engines. The cover is the same in all models :)
    So don't be shocked :)


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    ChlewioR, Apr 13, 2004
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  3. Paulinho

    Carl Gibbs Guest

    I know the high performance models (1.9 GTi and my Dturbo ;)) had twin fans,
    but maybe the relatively slow 1.6GTi didnt need them ;)

    Seriously though if you gonna be doing track days/hill climbs in your car
    it's probably a good idea to put in the second fan, and maybe an over-ride
    switch for good measure. Especially if you're planning on doing events of
    the summer months! Prevention is better than cure and all that jazz
    Carl Gibbs, Apr 13, 2004
  4. Paulinho

    Chris B Guest

    I agree, it seems like a lot of XU-engined models all had the same radiator
    and cover, but only one fan was deemed necessary on most models. IIRC, most
    diesel XU-engined cars had the two fans. On my old Peugeot 305 with a 1905cc
    XU engine (originally fitted with a Solex carb before I 'messed' with it),
    the radiator is considerably smaller than every newer car I've seen with an
    XU engine (it has the old 305 radiator that was fitted to the XR-engined
    305's - which in turn is a throwback from the 304!). Whilst it never
    overheats, the fan comes on very quickly when in traffic or when parking. I
    think at the end of the day you have to look at the characteristics of your
    own engine & how hot it's getting. If mine can *just about* keep cool with a
    smaller radiator and one fan, then a bigger radiator is gonna keep things
    that bit colder with or without the extra fan. However, if you drive with a
    lead foot and the fan is always on when you stop, it's probably time to
    think about another fan!
    IIRC, the two fan option had a system where one fan or both could switch on,
    depending on how hot it got?

    Chris B, Apr 13, 2004
  5. Paulinho

    Carl Gibbs Guest

    The good thing about the 205 Dturbo is that it shares many parts with its
    sportier cousins, so its all built rather strong compared to something like
    the similar performing petrol XS. Never really paid much attention to how
    the fans work, but it sounds like a small hurricane when you're sat in
    traffic for a while :) Unlike the XS the fan is hardly ever on when you get
    home either (in fact the XS used to run on for 5 mins after a 'spirited'
    Carl Gibbs, Apr 13, 2004
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    G.T Guest

    You forget all 205/309 D & TD (twin fan as standard), and petrol 405 only
    had 1 fan (excepted perhaps for some export destinations).
    G.T, Apr 14, 2004
  7. The CTi (1.9) has twin fans. But I never hear them work, no matter
    what I do to the car. Since temperature values read OK under all
    circumstances, I assume that the radiator is large enough or the fans
    are the whispering type :) I never do much stop and go, more long
    distance at decent speeds.


    Norman Anthes, Apr 14, 2004
  8. Paulinho

    Paulinho Guest

    A lot of info ( thanks ) i will try and get one soon and fit it...
    I guess i could just join it onto the wires going to the other one, or like
    you said fit a switch inside for it..?
    Paulinho, Apr 14, 2004
  9. Paulinho

    Chris B Guest

    If you're just gonna wire them together, better do it in parallel or you'll
    have two fans running at half their correct speed - and best check the fuse
    on that circuit to make sure it'll take the extra load, although I don't
    suppose it would be a problem.

    Chris B, Apr 14, 2004
  10. Paulinho

    Paulinho Guest

    When you say in parallel.. do you mean two feeds from the source... ie
    battery with a switch...? or two wires taken from the back of the other
    Paulinho, Apr 14, 2004
  11. Paulinho

    Chris B Guest

    Sorry, I was being a bit stupid. It'd probably be much harder for you to
    wire it up any other way than parallel! Just splice some extra wires in off
    the back of the other one, that'll be fine.
    Still, as I said earlier in the thread, I think the 'proper' dual fan
    radiator can switch the fans independantly, although I'm going from a hazy
    memory and I'm not sure what the advantages would be.

    Chris B, Apr 14, 2004
  12. Paulinho

    Paulinho Guest

    Thanks for the info.... i will let the group know as soon as i do it !
    Paulinho, Apr 15, 2004
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