03-12-2001, 03:38 PM
I have just purchased a 9-3 2.0Turbo and have noticed that the engine cooling fan is comming on for short burst when the car is stationary (Even though the temperature gauge is not moving), is this normal?. The outside temperature is about 8degsC and I am not driving the car hard.
03-13-2001, 02:24 AM
I do not have this particular model, but I have come across what you describe with other SAABs. It has even caused people to think that the engine was still running!
03-13-2001, 07:30 AM
My 9-5 2.3 Low Pressure Turbo does this.
The temperature needle is never higher than the middle of the gauge, and it always seems to stop after about 30 seconds, so I don't worry about it.
Like you, my car wasn't thrashed, and the air temperature wasn't unduly high, so I do wonder what it might be like in the summer.
Makes a racket though !
03-13-2001, 01:39 PM
Thanks for the replies. Its reasuring to know someone else has come across this. I guess I will get used to it.
03-16-2001, 02:35 PM
The cooling fan is supposed to cool, also AFTER you've turned of the engine. The reason for this is like the following example:
A hot summerday - 30 degrees C, you're in a que (spelling), the engine temp has reached the point of starting the fan, when you turn off the engine, because the stop will last xx minutes. Then to avoid the temp (and pressure) in the cooling-system to increase further, the fan will start up, so that damage won't happen to the cooling system.