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#1 hawker

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Posted 11 June 2010 - 09:02 AM

The engine fan on my 2006 1.6TDCi can stay on for anything up to 2 minutes after the engine has been turned off.

Is this normal?

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#2 karld39

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Posted 11 June 2010 - 09:17 AM

Not totally sure, 30 seconds yes but 2 minutes seems a little to long, does this happen everytime?. It might be worth speaking to someone at ford you can usually just phone up your local dealership and ask to speak to a mechanic quickly or just drop in and ask at the parts counter.

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Posted 11 June 2010 - 10:16 AM

No Karl, not every time. Its only after a "warm" run (ie after being in comparatively slow traffic, or perhaps on a particularly warm day)

Other occasions, it doesnt come on at all. The engine always seems to run at a normal temp according to the gauge, (just below half way), but its obviously kicking in due to the "warmer" run

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Posted 11 June 2010 - 10:51 AM

No Karl, not every time. Its only after a "warm" run (ie after being in comparatively slow traffic, or perhaps on a particularly warm day)

Other occasions, it doesnt come on at all. The engine always seems to run at a normal temp according to the gauge, (just below half way), but its obviously kicking in due to the "warmer" run



well on every diesel ive had normal temp is always in the middle of the gauge not to the left or right but bang in the middle and since diesels run cooler than petrols i can only say ive never had a diesel fan come on for me even after a long drive also the gauge should sit in the middle so it could be possible the gauge is reading faulty ide check the rad is hot from top to bottom that all the hoses are warm and the heaters giving hot air ide also check for oil in the coolant and gunge under the oil filler cap just incase it could well be normal but ive never had it happen personally on any diesel check the temp on the dash trick rather than the gauge and see what it reads

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Posted 11 June 2010 - 10:56 AM

Sure this is normal, my dad's old fiesta flame used to do this not every time but fan would come on for a couple of mins after switch off, and go off after 2-3 mins, there was at least 3-4 occassions this happended to him, first caught him out and he wondered what was up, but think ford say it's standard practice to do this.

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Posted 11 June 2010 - 11:14 AM

thanks for the replies so far fellas.

I'm pretty sure the temp gauge is working properly. If it was faulty then surely it wouldnt give the cold reading at startup and get progressively warmer. And its only JUST under the halfway mark anyway. And it seems to respond properly in the "dashboard secret trick" sticky

I not got any gunge on the oil cap, so I think its running as it should with respect to heater/water/coolant etc. but I'll still do the hose/rad checks that you suggested Art.

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Posted 11 June 2010 - 04:00 PM

thanks for the replies so far fellas.

I'm pretty sure the temp gauge is working properly. If it was faulty then surely it wouldnt give the cold reading at startup and get progressively warmer. And its only JUST under the halfway mark anyway. And it seems to respond properly in the "dashboard secret trick" sticky

I not got any gunge on the oil cap, so I think its running as it should with respect to heater/water/coolant etc. but I'll still do the hose/rad checks that you suggested Art.



it could very well be normal if ive found one thing out all the diesels are different some of these new pugeot with the regen thing will switch the fan on after shut down to cool the regeneration thing down if all is okay it sounds like its working normally

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Posted 13 June 2010 - 08:16 PM

Mine does it even in cold (freezing) weather sometimes. I checked with Ford. Normal. Apparently it designed to do it under certain conditions as a technique for stopping it freezing up...

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Posted 14 June 2010 - 06:14 PM

I have a faulty temp gauge which reads in the red from time to time and the best way to have peace of mind is to buy one of those infrared temp guns off Ebay (they are cheap), like I did. The engine when the gauge was in the red was at the correct temp and the fan was cutting in and out when it should, so I have less stress now thanks to the temp gun.

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Posted 15 June 2010 - 09:43 PM

thanks for the replies so far fellas.

I'm pretty sure the temp gauge is working properly. If it was faulty then surely it wouldnt give the cold reading at startup and get progressively warmer. And its only JUST under the halfway mark anyway. And it seems to respond properly in the "dashboard secret trick" sticky

I not got any gunge on the oil cap, so I think its running as it should with respect to heater/water/coolant etc. but I'll still do the hose/rad checks that you suggested Art.



I have exact same model and year as yours. Everything you have stated is perfectly normal for our car. The temp gauge should be slighlty below middle for a perfect reading. I came home from work today(4.5 mile journey) and my fan came on for several mins also. Perfectly normal for yours and my car.
Sleep well now ok. ;)

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Posted 16 June 2010 - 08:13 AM

Thanks for all the reassurances fellas.
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