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Old 08-05-2013, 07:51 AM
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Just noticed this crack in my rad fan today, anything to worry about? I will probably source a second hand one from a wreckers if I need to, how hard is it to pull off the old fan and replace?
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Old 08-05-2013, 07:59 AM
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I'd be more inclined to find out what caused it.. Keep an eye on it because you don't want that hitting the radiator
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Old 08-05-2013, 08:10 AM
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I dont think it would have been caused by anything in particular , just a plastic part that will show wear signs over time from the extreme heat under the bonnet.
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Old 08-05-2013, 08:20 AM
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Mine did the same - $125 for a new one. Not hard to change - take the shroud off is about all you need to do. I could never decide if it was just fatigue or if mud and shit was hitting it!
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Old 08-05-2013, 08:22 AM
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The mud probably did not help!
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Old 08-05-2013, 09:26 AM
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The mud probably did not help!
Yeh seems like the fan was slowed down by force and it put alot of stress on a weak spot.. Going through water and mud would do that
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Old 11-05-2013, 03:16 PM
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Its probably not too big a deal!
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I would be more worried if the crack was in one of the blades but there's nothing stopping that from disintegrating and flying off. And given that it's tractoring the air in through the radiator, if the fan lets go of the shaft it's going to propel itself forward in a big hurry - straight into the radiator.
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Just as well I checked the fan. Yep, some serious cracks, so new fan getting installed.
But I have a question. the manual says remove the bottom shroud first. from what I can see, it is a clip on job. Is that correct.
does the upper shroud come back enough to access the fan and bolts ?
the manual says to remove the top hose, not sure that has to be done but I know I'll have to remove the battery to get the upper shroud back enuff.
why do they make things so bloody difficult ?
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Old 16-01-2015, 10:18 AM
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Those cracks on yours are bloody huge compared to mine, might be worth checking mine again as I still have not changed it.
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