Used MINI Viscous Fans

All used MINI Viscous Fans listed on Breakeryard.com are tested, original (OEM) manufacturer parts and come with a 14 day money back guarantee. Breakeryard.com list used car parts for MINI are from premium breaker yards from across the UK, saving you up to 80% compared to main dealer prices.

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 MINI 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 MINI 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 MINI viscous fan is the ideal compatible part.

MINI trivia

  • The Mini Copper gets its name from F1 car designer John Copper.
  • It takes between five and eight days to build a Mini from scratch.
  • It can be hard to keep track of all of the different companies that have owned MINI throughout its long history. At the moment, the name is owned by BMW, and MINI has its own independent division.
  • Minis are still made in the same production site as the original line. The same site is still used in Oxford, although their car panels are now made in Swindon, and most of the engines made for Mini cars are manufactured by BMW in Hams Hall.
  • In 1959 you could buy yourself a brand new Mini for just £497. That's about £2,342 in today's money. At the time, Minis were owned by members of The Beatles and (much to everyone's surprise) Enzo Ferrari.