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Re: Blower fan resistors

Postby lotusgirlmarie » Mon 06.02.2012, 03:38

Blew mine up a few days ago. Had to buy a new plate thingy. $60!!!! :shock: Kept my old plate and will now resolder these on and have a spare. Geez that sucked arse!!!


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Re: Blower fan resistors

Postby kmckmc » Tue 21.02.2012, 14:46

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Re: Blower fan resistors

Postby JimF » Wed 22.02.2012, 19:05

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5. rip
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Re: Blower fan resistors

Postby MacII » Fri 09.03.2012, 00:09

Please include me as well, thanks. MacII
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Re: Blower fan resistors

Postby DeanG » Sat 10.03.2012, 16:41

Sign me up as well. If LGM thinks it is a good idea to have these it probably is.
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Re: Blower fan resistors

Postby inkitin » Sat 10.03.2012, 16:46

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Re: Blower fan resistors

Postby PAUL30 » Wed 14.03.2012, 20:51

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5. rip
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7. Philler
8. Ailwyn (pm or email comms please for any confirmation or cash request as I might miss or be late reading any update on the thread)
9. Discovery
10. Lotus54
11. inkitin
12. bcn
13. bcn
14. Upset 99
15. Upset 99
16. a5gcd
17. brit-car-nut
18. brit-car-nut
19. brit-car-nut
20. Woody
21. stuartm
22. Steve M
23. BrianJ
24. Nicowalker1
25. Denny
26. Epipete[/quote]
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28. Nobby.
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Re: Blower fan resistors

Postby lotusgirlmarie » Wed 14.03.2012, 22:14

I burned up my old OEM ones. Don't know how but it happened. Considering the resistor plate is NLA this is a good insurance bet. Mar get a second set just to have insurance.
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Re: Blower fan resistors

Postby GeoffSmith » Wed 14.03.2012, 23:04

They need the fan airflow to keep them from melting! :shock:
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Re: Blower fan resistors

Postby dunnlor » Thu 15.03.2012, 12:59

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4. pinky
5. rip
6. MPx
7. Philler
8. Ailwyn (pm or email comms please for any confirmation or cash request as I might miss or be late reading any update on the thread)
9. Discovery
10. Lotus54
11. inkitin
12. bcn
13. bcn
14. Upset 99
15. Upset 99
16. a5gcd
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19. brit-car-nut
20. Woody
21. stuartm
22. Steve M
23. BrianJ
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25. Denny
26. Epipete[/quote]
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Re: Blower fan resistors

Postby maz_r » Thu 15.03.2012, 13:39

Oh, go in then, if I must.....(twice)

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7. Philler
8. Ailwyn (pm or email comms please for any confirmation or cash request as I might miss or be late reading any update on the thread)
9. Discovery
10. Lotus54
11. inkitin
12. bcn
13. bcn
14. Upset 99
15. Upset 99
16. a5gcd
17. brit-car-nut
18. brit-car-nut
19. brit-car-nut
20. Woody
21. stuartm
22. Steve M
23. BrianJ
24. Nicowalker1
25. Denny
26. Epipete[/quote]
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28. Nobby.
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Re: Blower fan resistors

Postby GeoffSmith » Sat 21.04.2012, 19:52

Well on the way back from the platers, I pinched a resistor pack from a blue SE... so before:

Pinkies resistor pack before.jpg
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... and after:

Pinkies resistor pack after.jpg


I was sceptical but the resistance wire is truly solderable after scraping the oxidation away. I'm impressed.
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Re: Blower fan resistors

Postby madbilly » Tue 29.05.2012, 13:42

Am I too late for this? If not then please add me to the list (I don't want to add myself in case this confuses matters if the buy is complete).
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Re: Blower fan resistors

Postby dapinky » Tue 29.05.2012, 15:59

GeoffSmith wrote:Well on the way back from the platers, I pinched a resistor pack from a blue SE...

I was sceptical but the resistance wire is truly solderable after scraping the oxidation away. I'm impressed.


Having got round to re-fitting the pack, I can confirm that the motor works on all 4 speeds and nothing has melted yet!

I'm assuming that the resistor pack is at its hottest when the motor is running at it's slowest, and thus when the least cooling air is flowing over it. As such, I have been trying to run the car with the fans on their lowest setting to see how it goes - nowt melted yet :-D
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Re: Blower fan resistors

Postby lotusgirlmarie » Tue 29.05.2012, 19:56

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Re: Blower fan resistors

Postby madbilly » Wed 30.05.2012, 15:12

Whoop!

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Re: Blower fan resistors

Postby GeoffSmith » Wed 30.05.2012, 17:39

dapinky wrote:Having got round to re-fitting the pack, I can confirm that the motor works on all 4 speeds and nothing has melted yet!

I'm assuming that the resistor pack is at its hottest when the motor is running at it's slowest, and thus when the least cooling air is flowing over it. As such, I have been trying to run the car with the fans on their lowest setting to see how it goes - nowt melted yet :-D

Good stuff and you are correct that slow speed is worst case for the smallest resistor. Perhaps as final proof, you could block up some of your screen vents with a towel or similar and provided it survives, I'll go ahead and confirm the design.


The plan is that once the group buy is complete, the fabricator will offer them to any stragglers... There may be some development costs to be amortized into the final prices, but to give you an idea:
If everyone on the list commits to buying, they should come in at about £4 each.
He is selling similar resistors singly at less than £7 incl. P&P to the UK or £8.50 to the US.
He also offers a repair service at £11 in the UK or £13 to the US.

Once Pinky confirms they survive extreme conditions, I would like to send him one to repair (repair cost to be borne by the group buy) so would anyone in the UK care to volunteer a duff one to be repaired? First come, first served so if you're kack-handed with a soldering iron, now's your chance.

I suppose that if anyone would prefer to have them repaired rather than go for the group buy, then it shouldn't be a problem, so long as too many don't drop out.
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Re: Blower fan resistors

Postby GeoffSmith » Thu 21.06.2012, 16:59

I need a volunteer to send a damaged resistor pack to be repaired.

If you're missing some fan speeds and are cack-handed with a soldering iron then grab yourself a cheap bargain!
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Re: Blower fan resistors

Postby GoM100Go » Mon 25.06.2012, 04:51

These resistors look so similar. It just seems they might be interchanagble. They wouldn't work?

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Re: Blower fan resistors

Postby texas2201 » Mon 25.06.2012, 08:29

GeoffSmith wrote:I need a volunteer to send a damaged resistor pack to be repaired.

If you're missing some fan speeds and are cack-handed with a soldering iron then grab yourself a cheap bargain!


I am up for it if someone can show me how to remove it and from where! :-)

OK I have found the info - I will remove it tomorrow as I need to go to the hospital with the wife to get the FIL back home

PM me the address to send it to Geoff

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