Well, the E-Bay Crown Vic controller lasted almost exactly 3 years, Since I now have an extended warranty, I took it to the local dealer for repairs. Of course, they replaced the whole fan+controller+shroud for $834.22, but my share was $200 deductible + $40 "Fed. Disposal Fees."
Damn thing better last longer than 3 years!
Let's hope so...
Wow that's interesting. E-Bay fan controller worked for 3 years with no problems, for whatever you paid for it 3 years ago? $24.00?
Now.. with extended warranty, the dealer replaces the entire fan assembly for a mere $834.22. Bang for Buck? Deductible was $200
so mainly paid the labor part of this install. At how many miles on the odo? Now part of the your car's history. Checking to if in did
our fan does work when you have an overheating problem is essential before you get stranded somewhere. Fluid levels, fuses & connections and operations, even when your not... driving your car.
From the photo, tightening these bolts below our fuse panel in the engine bay should be on your
regular schedule maintenance check list. Reseat any fuses that seem suspect in nature.
Can't hurt any, might save you from problems later on?
I do this every Spring more or less, clean and tighten what I can in there. It improves your confidence level some knowing
you have looked over everything you can before a dealer visit is involved. Sandpaper for cleaning the electrical connections
in the fuse panel block. Hmmm gritty dirt in the fuse panel not a good idea. Vacuum this out. Electrical cleaner on these locations
if you have not checked yours lately? Corrosion/rust build up on grounding points happens.
I know of an old school low tech item was used back in the day, a rubber eraser
lightly over these electrics sometimes is easier and cleaner than sandpaper.
Clean & vacuum this before resealing the top. Just a thought.
Small furry creatures in your engine bay. Never a good thing. Nesting under the engine cover, been there done that in mine before.
Check often under there, or remove it and leave it off. I now run with mine off full time. I check for turds, leaves, nut shell husks, berries, anything that doesn't belong.
Nothing like a dried up fur ball on your hot intake manifold to change your day.
Keep a portable fire ext. handy in car somewhere.
An engine fire with no way of putting it out on your own, with the fire dept. arrival mere hours away
from your location as your car burns to the ground is something no owner wants to go through in their lifetime.
Clean the engine bay. Check all connections. Buy a small fire ext. on sale if you
don't have one already? $8-12.00 purchase could save your $25k Kappa from going up in flames.
After eviction notices to my chipmonk problem he has stayed away from his nesting spot in my engine bay.
Cleaning out his mess was pain at first now I look for it.
Crushed up De-Con fine powder is now applied to this area several times a year,
with four chunks... under my car at the corners keeps the chipmonk in sick mode which leaves my wiring alone.
Bleach is another item he hates. Little spray bleach under the car will F with his senses.
Waters his eyes, burns his little nose, his food tastes funny in this location,
I don't like it here,... I'm going somewhere else for lunch. Good just what I was after, get out of my engine bay fur ball.
Cheap with De-Con powder as back up plan B.
Little solution on the intake manifold once every month, keeps him away. Better go check today to see if he has been back in mine?
Going to some car show tomorrow so...no chip monks in the engine bay allowed to this event.