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Old 10-30-2003, 06:44 AM
'92 300D 3.0L
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Question Help with '92 E300 D

Hey guys.

Ive only had this car a few weeks. and something has just occured to me.

I havent noticed a cooling fan next to the radiator.

Is this the norm. or should i expect a whopping great big thing?

Does this mean im ringing the guy who sold it to me?

any help would be great.
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Old 10-30-2003, 07:20 AM
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Old 10-30-2003, 07:45 AM
'92 300D 3.0L
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sorry no photo.

but just imagine a diesel engine and radiator in front.
but no fan.
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Old 10-30-2003, 08:32 AM
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RE Fan

300 Series gas cars should have 2 electric fans completely visible in FRONT of the radiator seen when the hood is up. Mine has these and also a standard engine driven fan as well. I don't know about the diesel, but since diesels typically run cooler than gas engines, if it has a fan off the engine or another fan somehwere else, you should be fine.
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Old 10-30-2003, 08:34 AM
'92 300D 3.0L
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ive thought about this.

working in UK temperture guides ive noticed that the engine temperture rarely goes above half the guage in the instrument panel.

maybe thats it.
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Old 10-30-2003, 09:49 AM
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Is your vehicle fitted with AC? What is the extreme ambient temperature in the summer months for your area?

I can only speak of my actual knowledge which reflects US built vehicles. On all the 124's I have ever worked on over time I cannot recall any of them not having "Auxiliary Fans."

Most, if not all, 124's were fitted with AC for sale in the US. The US also has extreme differentials with "Ambient Temperatures" across the country. Being fitted with AC plus having a wide range of temperature changes Auxiliary Fans are common, here.
Old 10-30-2003, 09:52 AM
'92 300D 3.0L
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it hasn't got AC as such. just the normal climate control.

Id say that as i cant see a refridgerant tank in front of the main rad.

Just seems strange that i read in my Haynes manual that it mentioned a fan.

In Liverpool England. The hottest we had since records began was this year. 35'C.
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Old 10-30-2003, 10:09 AM
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Originally posted by liverpooluk
it hasn't got AC as such.
Ah. No need to pull large amounts of air through the condensor while sitting. No need for lots of big fans. I'm sure on close inspection there is a fan buuried in there somewhere, the requiements for a non-AC equipped car are much lower, so the fan set up might be very different. I know on our 626, it has two huge fans while non-AC 626's have one tiny one.
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Old 10-30-2003, 10:12 AM
'92 300D 3.0L
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I know of a friend of mine who i havent spoken to in a long while whose mother lives at the bottom of the street. He works as a tech in a mercedes dealership.

I think i might pull him up sometime.

thanks anyway guys
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