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Old 15th March 2010, 08:08   #1
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Default Fan for 3rd row cooling in Scorpio

Hi all, now that summer has arrived, let me ask this question. Has anyone installed those 6 inch fans on their cabin sidewalls (top area) for cooling the 3rd row passengers in a Scorpio (or other MUVs/SUVs)? I saw this a few years ago in a Maruti Omni, and thought it did its job pretty well, but for a small humming sound, which would get drowned out after the vehicle got moving.

With the AC on, I feel some cool air from the front might get circulated to the back by the fan, providing a fairly uniform cooling throughout the cabin. Or, alternatively, can an additional AC duct be routed to the rear, by blanking one of the middle row ducts (mine is a 2004 Scorpio). Thanks in advance!
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Old 15th March 2010, 15:42   #2
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Without doubt, a fan would make things better for 3rd row passengers. Not too sure how it would look though (taxi-cab?). How about getting an additional blower installed? Any competent air-con specialist would be able to do this for you.

Also, do you use any kind of sun film? I'm running V-Kool in my cars. They do an awesome job and are a blessing on hot summer days.
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Old 15th March 2010, 16:11   #3
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Won't you have to upgrade your existing system if you install fans in the rear? AS it is, when I turn on all the fan vents in the Scorpio, the colling and intensity of the AC comes down - although some uniformity is definitely achieved - and if you do what you suggest, do you think it will have enough cooling?
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Check this out. http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/modifi...ts-marina.html
In case you want any further info on this set up let me know. I ahve been using this set up ever since without any issues.
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Thanks a lot for the replies. Will think of the sunfilm first, as suggested by GTO.
@wanderernomad : An amazing mod there! I missed this in my searches, thanks for providing the link. Hope the cooling is still good for all the seats. Will definitely keep this in mind as well.
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The last row is anyways cramped .Installing a fan will also mean ,it will keep rubbing ur head .

get the AC serviced and cleaned for dust ...and yeah ...a sun film might help to an extent
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How about getting an additional blower installed? Any competent air-con specialist would be able to do this for you.
GTO , get a blower installed, that will do the trick.
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Thanks. I am in the process of further refining it as it has been quite successful.
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Most reputed accessory shops and even the dealerships have a blower unit for UV's that looks like the roof AC thats comes as standard equipment in Safari EX onwards. I have seen such units installed in Taveras and Innova, it does not look bad. But it may bump in the heads of passengers when getting in or out.
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Most reputed accessory shops and even the dealerships have a blower unit for UV's that looks like the roof AC thats comes as standard equipment in Safari EX onwards. I have seen such units installed in Taveras and Innova, it does not look bad. But it may bump in the heads of passengers when getting in or out.
Thanks Anshuman, for this lead. I know what to look for now!

Bumping of the unit on passenger's heads could be avoided if I locate this away from the ingress areas, I guess. Let me try.
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Will think of the sunfilm first, as suggested by GTO.
Smart move. If you get high quality sunfilm installed (stuff like vkool, lumar etc.), it'll make a HUGE difference on hot sunny days.
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What did you finally do? Any pictures in case you did something apart from the sun films?
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Hi Wanderernomad, sorry for the long hiatus on this thread. I was busy fixing some clutch and brake issues in my Scorpio, which drained away the available budget ! Since this summer we could grin and bear it, I plan to take this up before the next summer
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Default Re: Fan for 3rd row cooling in Scorpio

For all who have a MHawk and want to have a roof top AC , this is now available as a standard accessory from Mahindra

Link below has more info . I spoke to Sirish Auto and they are of the opinion that this costs 30K including labor charges

Mahindra Scorpio interiors | Roof AC | Scorpio Brochure | Mahindra SUV India

We can surely reduce the labor cost which they are quoting around 6.5K INR

It will take 2 days for them to fix the same .
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