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Old 01-09-2018, 08:05 PM
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Default Oil cooler fan opinions wanted

We are considering changing our oil cooler fan. It is still working, but our A/C system cooler fan needed to be replaced this year so we thought we might take on this replacement in advance of it dying.

There are are two options, a Porsche replacement or an OE product made by URO. Has anyone used the URO product?
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Old 01-10-2018, 10:19 AM
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The oil cooler fan is critical to the health of your engine. If it were me, I would install a factory part. Think how long the first one lasted. They are expensive but have a good lifetime.
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Personally I'd pass on URO (nicknamed U Replace Often ) and go with good used Bosch over new URO.
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Old 01-10-2018, 10:23 AM
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Thanks Rob

That was how we were leaning, but wondered about other opinions. Thanks very much. We always appreciate your input!

Anna and Peter
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Originally Posted by Deserion View Post
Personally I'd pass on URO (nicknamed U Replace Often ) and go with good used Bosch over new URO.
Thanks for the humour!! Decision has been made and Porsche part has been ordered!

Anna and Peter
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While you're in there, should the oil cooler relay be replaced also?

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Jetta - Great point! You mean oil cooler resister, not relay, right?
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Originally Posted by Rocket Rob View Post
Jetta - Great point! You mean oil cooler resister, not relay, right?
That's the word I was looking for! Yes, resistor.
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Yes we agree on changing the resistor at the same time!
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Old 01-11-2018, 10:35 AM
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Check the foam bumper sealing wedges too. Often overlooked critical part for managing airflow through the coolers.
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Originally Posted by Rocket Rob View Post
Jetta - Great point! You mean oil cooler resister, not relay, right?
Definately replace the low speed resistor while it's easy to do so - even if it looks complete and still original. They're cheap enough. Both 964's I've had the resistors looked fine, until I touched them, then exactly the same problem as Jetta's image - fell apart. Might be worth checking the cooler temp sender too (for broken cable connectors etc).
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