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Peugeot-Citroen cooling fan replacement (Polish fan)

Yesterday we got a non-working ‘Polish’ fan, which worked only one season and its ‘smart’ brains finally died. We installed ours and the fan started working!

Overview of the “Polish” fan for the PSA.

This is a new fan for PSA, which is made by Poles, as an alternative to the original fan.

The price is lower than the original fan has, but do not be deceived:

  • Firstly, the power of the original, with the same ECU, is 700 watts (50A x 14V) and the power of the ‘Polish’ is only 420 watts (30A x 14V), that is only 60% of the required power. So the ‘Polish’ fan at maximum speed will give out only 60% of the required power. These 40% missing may be the reason for not enough cooling of the engine radiator or air conditioner in hot weather, especially in a traffic jam.
  • In the ‘Polish’ fan the motor is made with sufficient quality, there are 2 ball bearings. But what they finally miscalculated is the electronic control unit (‘brains’). Despite the fact that the ‘Polish’ motor consumes only 30 Amperes instead of 50 Amperes as the original one (at maximum speed with the impeller), the control unit of the ‘Polish’ fan ‘died’ after only one season of operation.
  • In the ‘Polish’ fan a very low-quality solder is used for desoldering the elements. When trying to remove the faulty ECU, a little pressure was put on the connector and it immediately pulled away from the board leaving ‘torn’ marks in the soldering place.

In any case, our ECUs are cheaper than the ‘Polish’ fans and you still have the original fan with a capacity of 700 watts with a 1 year warranty.

Conclusion: The cheap new ‘Polish’ fan is not a worthy competitor for our ECUs.

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