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I was wondering when my fan is running on my 06 foreman es and I stop to just take a break or am done riding for the day what should I do? Shut off the engine and leave it or siit there and let the engine keep running till the fan stops then shut it off? The reason I ask is my brother has a 06 rubican. If his fan is running he can turn the key off to kill the engine. Turn the key back on, not starting the engine though, and the fan will start back up run for a while till it cools off then the fan stops. Then he turns the key off. Is this something that my foreman should be doing also? Mine has never been able to do this. Any help or suggestions would be great.
 

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if my fan is running when i go to shut it down i'll usually let it run for a few minutes before i turn the key off. it runs up the hour meter with the key on so make sure not to forget about it.
 

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On my Foreman with the engine running and fan is on. Should I be able to turn the key off. Turn the key back on and have the fan start up again till it cools off and the fan stops by itself. It does this on the Rubicon.
 

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Just shut it off,It will cool off anyway and if you turn it back on to soon the relay will just kick the fan back on.
 

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What I am trying to find out is. If I turn the key off. Then turn the key back to the on position and not start the engine should the fan kick back on? The temp sensor should be sensing it is hot and therefore the fan will start running again. It never has done this on my Foreman. Though it does this and works just fine on the 2006 Rubicon. The reason I am asking is because it is nice for when you have to stop and talk or something you don't have to talk over your engine plus it saves gas. If you have any questions that might help in understanding what I am trying to figure out please ask and I will try to clarify them.
 

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My 06 will turn back on. I do it all the time. I don't turn key off just use tthumb kill switch when fan turns off I turn key off.
 

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fan question

I'm not sure if my fan is working, i road for about an hour and a half yesturday, granted i was going to through water and stuff but since it was hot outside, and i could feel the heat of the engine on my legs, i never got a light on the display. should i be worried?
 

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Re: fan question

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I'm not sure if my fan is working, i road for about an hour and a half yesturday, granted i was going to through water and stuff but since it was hot outside, and i could feel the heat of the engine on my legs, i never got a light on the display. should i be worried?
Don't worry about it. If your fan is on when you shut off the engine it will not come back just by turning the switch back on, this is normal. It's gets pretty hot before the fan will kick on and with you riding thru some water that may have kept it cool enough. The reason the rubicon's fan works more is that it's a liquid cooled engine. Your foreman is air/oil cooled. On my wifes Brute Force 650i, if the fan is on when she shuts it down the fan will keep running, even with the switch off, until it's cooled down, this is normal for a liquid cooled machine.
 

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My 2006 Foreman is the same.If the fan is running and I turn the key off then just turn the key back on,the fan doesn't come on.I never thought about trying to shut the engine off with the kill switch.I'll try that next time I ride.
 

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Anyone know if an air cooled foreman will cool faster with the engine off and the fan running or idling with the fan running? At idle at least oil is being circulated thru the cooler.
 

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i would say it cools quicker with the motor off and the fan running since with the motor on you would still be crateing heat from the the combution
 

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ya i think the air cooled foremans cool faster with my motor off. but if your riding it just keep the same speed and it will coool off to... thats my 2 cents
 

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the fan on my 05 foreman

doesn't come back on if i turn the key off and flip it back on (without starting) so i have always just kept the key on and hit the kill switch when i stoped with the fan running and it would run till the motor cooled, just don't have to many soda's while your waiting or you'll never find out why it won't start up!!!!!!
 

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the fan on my 05 foreman

doesn't come back on if i turn the key off and flip it back on (without starting) so i have always just kept the key on and hit the kill switch when i stoped with the fan running and it would run till the motor cooled, just don't have to many soda's while your waiting or you'll never find out why it won't start up!!!!!!
 

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Only when it gets hot enough.If your riding and the fan turns on right when you park it,then it usually won't turn back on,but if your riding with the fan on(lets just say 30 minutes)when you park it and turn it off,then when you turn your battery on,it should start the fan back up.Thats how mine works(dont know about the rest of yalls')
 

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Anyone know if an air cooled foreman will cool faster with the engine off and the fan running or idling with the fan running? At idle at least oil is being circulated thru the cooler.
I say Idle with the fan on , reason is as you said the oil is circulating through the lower cooler and there is very little heat being produced from combustion at idle . I did notice though that most of the airflow from the fan is blowing over the engine cylinder head fins and not the cooler witch would help to prevent a hot soak if starting it again later.
I leave the engine running and fan on till it shuts down then turn off the engine .
 
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