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Old 06-21-2003, 06:39 PM   #11
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in 1992+ models two cooling fans were standard. Pre-1992, it was optional, being more common on SE, & SSE models. LE models didn't have the extra cooling fan unless they also had the external tranny cooler. I don't know, but I think some of the SE'* came with a sport package on them that MIGHT have included the dual fans, bucket seats, etc, and it was probably std on SSE models.
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now we just need to find the common RPO code between my 87 and 89BonnieSE89
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Old 06-21-2003, 09:12 PM   #13
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I have a jpeg image of my RPO codes if you want them Dame...drop me your email addy via PM and you can have a wee look
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Yeah my 88le seems to run on the cool side. It heats up pretty good at start like almost to the red before it drops down to like 160 or less. Then it goes up a little bit and goes back down again.
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Its a Yes on the SSE having two cooling fans standard. and the second one only seems to come on when the AC is on.
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Yeah my 88le seems to run on the cool side. It heats up pretty good at start like almost to the red before it drops down to like 160 or less. Then it goes up a little bit and goes back down again.
that sounds kinda jacked up!! Is your temp guage f'ed??
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to tell you the truth, my gut says to check the thermostat. perhaps it has trouble opening up at first. dunno, just thinking
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As you guys saw in the pics, my cars one of the ones w/ two fans.

One fan is really smaller then the other... do you think if I went to the scrap yard I might be able to get another larger fan, and replace my smaller one w/ it

I'm just looking into ideas on how-to keep things cool under the hood.... she puts out a lot of heat
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Are you 180 t-stat-ed yet? that helps

the second fan is an auxillary fan, and comes on under extreme heat condtions. I think it also works in conjuction with the air con...I think Don (jr) has put a tranny cooler on his car. See thats the worry, the number one killer of our trannies, besides the total amount of torque, is the heat

feel free to correct me of course
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As requested.... the photos....

You can see the larger fan on the left, and the smaller one on the right.


Larger Fan


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Inside Engine Shot of both fans
ditto here. the big fan on mine only comes on when the car exceeds 140 degrees F. i seem to hear the small fan alot though.
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