I just acquired a ZX, 1992, 1600 cc.
Wonderful car, great feel, love the handling (rear wheel steering
I'm from Israel, where the summers are hot and long, so I am very
conscience of engine temperature and heating.
I actually have the original owners manual, which states that the
normal working temp. is 90-100 degree ( c).
I'm used to lower temps, and I get kind of edgy when the needle is on
the 100 mark.
The radiator and fans are in good condition.
From what I had gathered, the car's fan unit turns the fan on at 98
degrees, and, it doesn't sit on the radiator, but on the engine. It
isn't a simple unit like in the AX/C15, but a more complex system.
I wanted to install a unit that would turn on the fans at a slightly
lower temp., but was told such a unit cannot be had (only a really low
temp. one, which would make the fans work constantly).
I have 2 questions:
1. are there such units to be had? Say of a 92-95 temp.?
2. could my concern be misplaced, because since the unit is on the
engine and not the radiator, it is relatively exposed to higher temp.
that is, are the 100 degrees I see on the ZX equivalent to a lower
temp. on say the AX/c15 etc.?
Thanks in advance,