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  • 26-04-2019, 08:06
    C10apache
    Quote Originally Posted by blackpopracing View Post
    Going by that wiring diagram ONLY then the grey/white is the power in for the relay SWITCH circuit.
    This is used for EITHER the ign + to control it or the switch to control it.

    This ONLY controls whether the fan can run when the ign is on - OR - if using the switch when the switch is on.

    If you want to use the switch as a manual override switch then you would add it into the black wire to the sender and then via the switch to ground. This would trigger the fan as if the sender was saying it was too hot. The switch would not illuminate if wired in this way though.

    Personally I would not bother with the illuminated switch (use a non illuminated one) but I would add it into the black wire circuit as the override. Run the grey/white to an ignition controlled circuit so fan goes off when ign off.

    If you refer back to my wiring diagranm I posted you can see how I wired it - if you want a bigger version PM me your email addy as I can't post bigger images here.
    Perfect cheers [emoji106]

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  • 25-04-2019, 21:43
    blackpopracing
    Going by that wiring diagram ONLY then the grey/white is the power in for the relay SWITCH circuit.
    This is used for EITHER the ign + to control it or the switch to control it.

    This ONLY controls whether the fan can run when the ign is on - OR - if using the switch when the switch is on.

    If you want to use the switch as a manual override switch then you would add it into the black wire to the sender and then via the switch to ground. This would trigger the fan as if the sender was saying it was too hot. The switch would not illuminate if wired in this way though.

    Personally I would not bother with the illuminated switch (use a non illuminated one) but I would add it into the black wire circuit as the override. Run the grey/white to an ignition controlled circuit so fan goes off when ign off.

    If you refer back to my wiring diagranm I posted you can see how I wired it - if you want a bigger version PM me your email addy as I can't post bigger images here.
  • 25-04-2019, 16:13
    C10apache
    Hi I noticed on the wiring diagram that I can run the grey/white wire to a switch which I presume is for switching it on/off when I require, the switch has two wire terminals and the relay has one wire do I run a ground from the other one??

    Regards Stuart

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  • 25-04-2019, 08:41
    C10apache
    Thanks I've ordered a 180f thermostat

    Regards Stuart

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  • 24-04-2019, 22:08
    blackpopracing
    Agreed, the 160 is too cold.
  • 24-04-2019, 18:35
    timbo56
    That's around 71C so maybe not hot enough for street use so maybe a 180 would be better, don't go any hotter than that though.
  • 24-04-2019, 16:34
    C10apache
    Quote Originally Posted by timbo56 View Post
    There's nothing like spending 100+ on something from the states when a 20 fix from Euros will work, probably better.
    Very true [emoji106] using Global Delivery network isn't too bad tbh with the custom charges included and as I said I have a order going in anyway for stuff I can't get in the UK [emoji106]

    Another question I'm sure my thermostat is 160f will that be OK or will I need a 180f one??

    Cheers

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  • 24-04-2019, 15:15
    timbo56
    Quote Originally Posted by blackpopracing View Post
    That should work fine (though you could to your local Allparts or Euro Car parts and order a switch for about 10 and a relay for about a fiver?)

    You might need to play with the temp sensor to get it right which is why I went back to my adjustable Kenlowe controller in the end as I just could not get the right temp sender range to suit my car (which was a bit tricky to be fair).

    Your truck should be easier as its a much bigger engine bay so should behave better to the controller.
    There's nothing like spending 100+ on something from the states when a 20 fix from Euros will work, probably better.
  • 24-04-2019, 14:59
    C10apache
    Quote Originally Posted by blackpopracing View Post
    That should work fine (though you could to your local Allparts or Euro Car parts and order a switch for about 10 and a relay for about a fiver?)

    You might need to play with the temp sensor to get it right which is why I went back to my adjustable Kenlowe controller in the end as I just could not get the right temp sender range to suit my car (which was a bit tricky to be fair).

    Your truck should be easier as its a much bigger engine bay so should behave better to the controller.
    Perfect thanks for the help [emoji106] I've got a order going in today anyway so I'll just add it on

    Regards Stuart

    Sent from my LYA-L09 using Tapatalk
  • 24-04-2019, 13:48
    blackpopracing
    That should work fine (though you could to your local Allparts or Euro Car parts and order a switch for about 10 and a relay for about a fiver?)

    You might need to play with the temp sensor to get it right which is why I went back to my adjustable Kenlowe controller in the end as I just could not get the right temp sender range to suit my car (which was a bit tricky to be fair).

    Your truck should be easier as its a much bigger engine bay so should behave better to the controller.
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