Erratic coolant fan or normal on TS 2001?
My friends' 2001 1.8 TS seems to have an erratic fan? It spins briefly for short bursts before reaching 90 c and then when the engine is hot in traffic the fan does not cut-in until rather late when the engine temperature is high (around the three quarter mark) but before the last marker and does not creep into the red line. After switching-on, the fan quickly cuts-out as soon as the temperature starts to drop?
The engine does cool rapidly in clear air. I was rather shocked by the heat transfer onto the drivers' wing as I pushed onto it to check the O/S front spring! Apparently, there was a cambelt and thermostat replacement last year.
On my 1998 2.0 TS the fan engages immediately after 90 c and stays on until the engine is significantly cooler.