Join Date: Feb 2006
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i remember NFS3 for the PC. i couldn't get enough of that game. so much fun
Originally Posted by mattb
My first Z (indeed, my first car) was a '79 280ZX. The radiator fan clutch on that car was locked up, so the fan always turned at engine RPM. But I liked it, as it made the engine sound a lot more hyper and race-worthy than it really was. I blame the old Need for Speed games....those who played the original version might recall the Ferrari Testarossa had a rather high-pitched engine sound. My old Z sounded just like it!
Alright, onto the tech part of this post...my '83 had a normally functioning fan, but even when it was spinning pretty good, it didn't make much noise. Is it normal for the radiator fan to "sing" at high RPM? I've always wondered if it was perhaps the wrong fan.
I'm hunting for another Z now, probably a 280ZX. I've got half a mind to lock the radiator fan so the engine will sing like my '79.
as far as the fan, the noise shouldn't matter. what should matter is that the thing is functioning and keeping the radiator cool. the fan clutch should have a part number on it if its original
i don't recall the fan on my 80 having any high pitched sound. not on my 83 either.
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