air-con fan on a mk4
Comparing with my friends astra, I realised that my 53 plate astra 1.6 sxi doesn't have the plastic fan mounted in front of the radiator. I took my car down to the vx garage who seemed slightly confused but said some dont have this fan as the one behind the radiator has several speed settings. However, i have the treaded posts at the front of my radiator for mounting this fan. Does this sound right? Does anyone else not have this fan?
This is correct. Some astras used to have 2 fans at the front 1 for the rad and one for the A/C. Vaux uprated the fan so that only 1 is needed and mounted it behind the rad by the engine. So yours is obviously the new 1 fan design and your mates is the slightly older design with 2 fans.
It works fine.
There have been posts on here about it so feel free to use the SEARCH facility and all shall be explained. But 1 fan = 1 motor = lighter car = better mpg. (plus cost cutting for vaux)
Its a jam thing
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