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Old 08-29-2007, 10:00 PM   #1
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How do you do it safely? I searched here and m.net and just about everything i found was for the 1.8. Besides the connecting the fan to the relay which I've read can blow the relay. How else can this be done?


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I posted the link for you over on m.net
http://www.miata.net/hakuna/parallel...%20wiring.html
You must be the impatient type :gay:
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Darn double posting ******.
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Yah - Cross posting from one forum to the other shouldn't be allowed.
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Hmm, when you 'searched' did you use the 'search' button?
https://www.miataturbo.net/megasquirt-18/problem-cooling-fan-mod-10324/
adjust as necessary for your ecu
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I tried that mod and botched it up
Both fans would come on then go off, or not come on at all, or one would come on or the other one
Now I have the main fan wired up to 'aways on' using the test harness in the engine bay.
I've tested the relay and it's fine - I tested using the plug on top of the termo and putting it to ground - turns the fan on fine and you can hear the relay clicking.
Dunno what's going on with them now
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(PS) Yup it did blow the fuse and I replaced it !
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Yah - Cross posting from one forum to the other shouldn't be allowed.

Gotta put all resources to work!

Off topic: LOLA where in the swamps of FL are you?
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Hmm, when you 'searched' did you use the 'search' button?
https://www.miataturbo.net/showthread.php?t=10324
adjust as necessary for your ecu

You mean that 7th tab from the left? Oops. lol. Actually I did come across the Hakuna write up but I wasnt sure if that was the same as jumping from the relay.
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yes you can do it safely.
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the 'hakuna' method is sloppy
do it right
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Off topic: LOLA where in the swamps of FL are you?
34135, Bonita Springs
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the 'hakuna' method is sloppy
do it right

Hey Ben could you possibly draw out what you did? Im lost when it comes to all this circutry talk.

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Ahh the west coast. My wife and I went to Lovers Key for our honey moon, very nice out there. I was suprised how different it is compared to the east coast.
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You want the ability to switch it back and forth though if you plan on using the AC.
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You want the ability to switch it back and forth though if you plan on using the AC.

Yes
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The fans may both go on with the AC running since they're parallel wired at the ECU, no?

What time you starting the tranny project? I am taking a me day on Saturday instead of painting and fixing. Figure I'll get up early as usual, get my coffee and head out your way.

BTW, you want the Amsoil crankcase flush before putting that 10w40 in? I am ordering some for myself anyway.
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The fans may both go on with the AC running since they're parallel wired at the ECU, no?

What time you starting the tranny project? I am taking a me day on Saturday instead of painting and fixing. Figure I'll get up early as usual, get my coffee and head out your way.

BTW, you want the Amsoil crankcase flush before putting that 10w40 in? I am ordering some for myself anyway.

Bright and early, i wanna try and at least get it out b4 the heat sets in. Prolly get up at 8 or so. I already put the oil in the car, been driving it for the last 2 days.
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