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the factory unit scares me in that it uses brushes and does not cover the radiator in size. I was wondering if anyone has installed a Flexlite fan (or other make) and is brushless. When it cuts on it will cool more surface and in quicker time. I had these on my performance V8's and they work great. If you did what size and do you have a part number. I don't even know the size of the radiator.

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It does not bother me being in the UK, as it does not get that hot enough most days, for the fan to come on, except for being in a slow moving queue, where it will hunt on and off with the thermostat. There is more chance of a thermostat failure than fan failure in the lifetime of the car. (Unless you have constant fan use in really hot climates, like Texas, etc).
 

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I kind of agree... Mine seems to keep cool enough, just by not being in "Stop & Go" traffic... ;
But if you want to put one in: please let us know how it works out for you. Good luck!
 

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I would say to go with a temp gauge so you can monitor the temp. I believe some of the units that plug into the OBDII port can be configured to sound an alarm when the car is getting too warm.
 

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I have a 2008 Passion with 160 K miles and I monitor my temp via an app called Torque. My temp varies under normal operations from 164 to 206 degrees F. This is a big swing and when it reaches 204-206 it immediately drops to 164-170 and rises steady back to the higher temp. Is this normal with other smarts?
 
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