VR6 Rado [Manwithouthat]

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Re: VR6 Rado [Manwithouthat]

Postby Manwithouthat on Jul Tue 08, 2014 3:28 pm

Update on the VR6 Fans:
I rechecked my fuses. They were good.
I tested Wes's fan motor just to make sure. It was good.
Checked all the wiring going to and from fan components. It was good.
Checked the fan control module. It was good.
Everything seems to be good except for one thing which I haven't had tested...
The temp sender switch in the thermostat housing. This is the only thing I can think of that could be bad through my process of elimination.
I have one ordered through the Missoula VW, surprisingly its still available. And I went ahead and ordered a new fan belt as well.
Should have the parts by next week at the latest.

Now I just have to figure out how to put a spacer between the fan motor and the radiator.
Wes's fan motor wasn't from my same VR6 so naturally things are different. His fan motor is a little bigger than my old one. The pulley for the belt which drives the other fan, rubs on the radiator very badly.
I'm trying to think of a solution. Like adding nuts, between the fan assembly and the radiator, onto the screws that hold the fan assembly to the radiator.
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Re: VR6 Rado [Manwithouthat]

Postby Manwithouthat on Sep Wed 03, 2014 12:25 am

So I ended up breaking down and buying a new Vemo radiator fan assembly from ECS Tuning and a new fan temp sensor in the thermostat housing.
Now my fans come on!
But only when the temp gets up above 200F. =S

So I'm still looking into getting them to come on sooner.
A while back I replaced the temperature sensor in the radiator with a low temperature one from ECS Tuning.
Going to check fuses again to make sure everything is still kosher. If you think of anything please post your idea!
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Re: VR6 Rado [Manwithouthat]

Postby benno3231 on Sep Wed 03, 2014 9:47 am

I believe there is a relay that is either on the sidewall/firewall or located on the fan shroud. Try testing that (see that is gets proper voltage). I'm pretty sure that the temp sensor in the radiator is just a thermistor (changes resistance with temperature), so if you aren't getting the proper voltage at the relay or the rad temp plug the relay may not be able to come on soon enough.
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VR6 Rado [Manwithouthat]

Postby MT-Getto on Sep Wed 03, 2014 12:18 pm

Radiator is a switch with an on temp and lower off temp so it doesn't flap on/off
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Re: VR6 Rado [Manwithouthat]

Postby Manwithouthat on Sep Thu 04, 2014 12:04 am

benno3231 wrote:I believe there is a relay that is either on the sidewall/firewall or located on the fan shroud. Try testing that (see that is gets proper voltage). I'm pretty sure that the temp sensor in the radiator is just a thermistor (changes resistance with temperature), so if you aren't getting the proper voltage at the relay or the rad temp plug the relay may not be able to come on soon enough.



Thanks I'll look into that!
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Re: VR6 Rado [Manwithouthat]

Postby benno3231 on Sep Thu 04, 2014 2:48 pm

MT-Getto wrote:Radiator is a switch with an on temp and lower off temp so it doesn't flap on/off

Good to know!
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Re: VR6 Rado [Manwithouthat]

Postby Manwithouthat on Sep Thu 25, 2014 1:04 am

Well after the cruise last weekend and me driving it around. I am satisfied with the performance of my new coolant fans. I am considering the cooling issue settled for now. Now I just have to track down that damn Title so I can register the beast and be able to legally drive it on the street.
Also got complimented at a stop light tonight, while driving around downtown, by an older man in a red Mazda. He inquired as to whether the Rado was a G60 or a VR6. He also told me that I should be glad I can fit into the car because when they came out he went to buy one brand new he didn't fit very well into the car.
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Re: VR6 Rado [Manwithouthat]

Postby benno3231 on Sep Thu 25, 2014 11:24 am

ha yep. meant for shorter folks
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Re: VR6 Rado [Manwithouthat]

Postby Manwithouthat on Mar Wed 11, 2015 9:43 pm

So got the auction house working on getting me a replacement title so I can get a MT title issued for it. Normally I'd cut out the middle man but this car was a repossession by a credit agency so I'm sure there are hoops to jump through and I'd rather have someone else do that.

Uncovered it today since it was so nice and topped off the oil, put the battery in, and she fired right up!

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Re: VR6 Rado [Manwithouthat]

Postby Manwithouthat on Mar Tue 17, 2015 11:19 pm

Put on the MK4 Long Beach wheels from my totaled Jetta this evening!
Jason was right about the aftermarket wheels having hubcentric rings on the hubs which I discovered on my own. I didn't know what I was looking for.

Here are some night time pics!

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MAN! These things are so tight with Neuspeed coilovers that were on the Corrado. I took for a drive around the block. The verdict is that there is a lot of tire rub when turning and on bumps I can hear the inside of the wheels scraping on something. The rear wheels/tires are fine. It's just the front end is so low on this car.

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