Used Mazda Viscous Fans

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About Viscous Fans

Usually found in larger vehicles such as SUVs and trucks and some rear wheel drive vehicles, the viscous fan is a thermostatic apparatus that is part of the vehicle cooling system. The main function of the cooling system is to keep the engine cool and stop it from overheating. The Mazda viscous fan plays an important role in enabling the engine to function as efficiently as possible and to perform at its best. 

The viscous fan can be found in the crankshaft pulley or another of the accessory pulleys and spins around in the space between the radiator and the engine, sucking air back into the radiator and then blowing a stream of air across the engine. This air, though absorbing some heat as it travels through the radiator, is significantly cooler than the surface of the engine it is passing above, enabling the engine to be cooled by the air flowing above it. 

The Mazda viscous fan operates with a viscous coupling which works with a bi-metallic sensory process, very much like a thermostat does. The viscous fan functions to pull more ambient air through the radiator when the temperature of the engine rises, then blows this air over the surface of the engine which lowers the temperature of the liquid coolant travelling through the engine.

A faulty viscous fan will mean that the engine is losing one of the vital cooling processes. A viscous fan can get stuck fast, which means it will be in operation even when not needed which leads to loss of engine power and has an adverse effect on fuel economy. A malfunctioning viscous fan can also lead to problems with the air conditioning system because the viscous fan functions to cool the AC condenser. Damaged bearings can cause the engine to produce a grinding noise. When you need to replace this part, specifically designed for the make and model of your vehicle, a good quality Mazda viscous fan is the ideal compatible part.

Mazda trivia

  • The first vehicle that Mazda ever produced was a three-wheeled truck called the Mazda-go. Only 66 were built in total for its release in 1931.
  • The name Mazda comes from both the name of the founder (Jujiro Matsuda) and the Zoroastrian God of Wisdom, Ahura Mazda.
  • The 1975 Mazda Roadpacer came with a unique (at the time) anti-hijacking feature. When driving at more than 10mph, the car automatically performed central locking on all of the doors. It also got 9mpg, but it's the central locking that stands out.
  • Mazda entered the US market in 1987 with its first production facility just outside of Detroit. Car company Ford then joined with Mazda at the facility, and the two car brands have been in a collaborative relationship ever since.
  • Cars can take many years to move from concept to rolling off the production line, but the CX-3 crossover SUV was taken from inception to completion in just 13 months!