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Radiator / Fan

Two problems here.

Firstly, the radiator fan is not coming on at all anymore, althought all the electrics are connected and there are no blown fuses

Secondly, I have flushed my radiator several times, but within a few days, the water is a bright brown/orange colour

Please help soonest
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Lucille

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  • LucilleP Jun 25, 2008

    have just checked the oil, it's a light chocolate brown (you talking to a woman, so excuse the comparisons)

    How do you flush the engine?

  • LucilleP Jun 25, 2008

    No, it's just straight dark brown - no milky texture to it at all.



    How would I test to see if it is the fan or the temp sensor that is faulty?

  • LucilleP Jun 26, 2008

    Thanx a million! Really appreciate all your help . . . . . have a brilliant day ! Cheers

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Have you also flushed the engine? it may be a faulty fan or temp sensor that is stopping the fan from running
also what color is your engine oil?

Posted on Jun 25, 2008

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    shane donegan Jun 25, 2008

    you flush the engine by removing the radiator hoses and blasting water in the top hose until it comes out clean and also the same in the bottom

    so the oil is chocolate brown? does it actually look like oil or does it look milky cause if its milky you have blown your head gasket and possibly cracked your head

    by milky i mean light brown and milk sort of texture

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    shane donegan Jun 25, 2008

    if you drive in to an auto electrician they should be able to run a quick test and quote you usually free of charge

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