3.0 TDI Second Fan Keeps Running
I have a 2011 3.0 TDI where the secondary engine fan starts running just after the doors are unlocked and also stays on when it should not be running.
My Audi dealer says they need to spend 3 hours checking the wiring to the fan at a fair cost to me, while an Audi specialist tells me that's pointless as it needs a new fan, which he can even just plug on before fitting to see if it cures the problem.
Has anyone else had experience of this problem? My dealer says they have not come across this on an A8, but reading forums I see fan issues seem to be endemic to certain models in the Audi range.
My car is out of warranty due to Audi's miserable mileage limit, so I'm keen to avoid pointless and unnecessary expense.
The two fans have the same part number but for the last lette
r and I did consider just swapping the plugs around to see if the problem moves to the other fan or continues on fan 2 whatever plug is there, but I'm slightly concerned that this might do some damage. Any advice on that would be appreciated.