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    Replace Torquatrol or go electric?

    I have a failed Torquatrol that's done only 7,400 miles since new. Do I replace it with the same thing at £100, use a genuine LandRover part at £400 or ditch the lot and install the electric fan and thermostat which is on the shelf in the garage? The Britpart version at £120 is offered with a 2-year warranty where the LandRover one is only 1 year.
    Last edited by mole42; 29 March 2024, 16:07.
    Richard
    Mabel is a white 1972 Mk1½, TV8, Mo/d.

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    I believe current thinking on source is the SNG Barrett’s better quality item .but phone them about which one…. They were offering 2 qualities
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    I also fitted an areotec electric fan, more for heaksoak reasons & as a backup.
    Last edited by jbuckl; 29 March 2024, 19:42.
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      #3
      Mole.
      I would go for the original arrangement and get a good one. My cheap(er) one lasted about as long as yours, but the one I have now has done a good mileage and is still as new. If you only have an electric one, it really needs to come on permanently regardless of the water temperature as soon as you slow down and lose the ram-air. The exhaust system creates a lot of heat that needs to be shifted to keep under bonnet temperatures under control, particularly with ethanol fuel. The local supplier I got them from has them in stock!!
      Mike.
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        #4
        When I was searching for a replacment visous coupling, (TKC 101 ) I came across a few numbers and cross references .
        This is what I found:
        Viscous coupling: Range Rover. Part No. ERC2849
        Viscous coupling: BMW. Part No. 11521260459 (I got number from URO Parts and seems to cross reference a TR7 and Stag.)
        Viscous coupling: Jag's XJ6 Part no. C45015

        This place in USA has a world wide guarantee on parts they sell



        Sujit​

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          #5
          Thanks Sujit, that’s helpful advice. Just now I bought a used Holset original which seems to be operational, so I’ll see how that develops.
          Richard
          Mabel is a white 1972 Mk1½, TV8, Mo/d.

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            #6
            I got the "better" quality SNG Barret unit - two years on and it is still fine. Electric fan hardly ever comes on, even on very hot days and in traffic.
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              #7
              I now run just electric with a bigger capacity Radtec ally rad and external water pump. Never goes above 1/2 way on temp gauge (capillary type).

              I have my old Torqatrol unit which had nothing wrong with it, you're welcome to it if you'd like it....

              Cheers
              Mike

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                #8
                I just have the RevTech fan on mine with a 4 row radiator and not had any overheating problems at all. got stuck for 1.5hrs in nose to tail traffic through Siverstone village when the F1 was on last year. Absolutely no problems temp gauge stayed at 1/2 way all the time. Best bit was being told by a guy driving a new McClaren in the opposite direction "Nice car Mate!"

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