Broken fan - What Now

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Gotta respect a man who goes boldly against popular wisdom and triumphs. So far, so good. Let us know how it works this summer, and with track loads. Probably going to need some refinement, but you seem up to the task. You do plan to replumb some steering cooling, right?
Thanks for the affirmation brother. I don't track my car so it will never see that load but, 115+ temps in Arizona should put it through it's paces.

It was a jumble of words and difficult to articulate on a forum, but steering cooling is still in place.

I'll take a picture, the common nomenclature makes it impossible to explain in text. :beer:
 
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I would data log your temp from cold start.
Also AC on will have an effect.

In my opinion, 160 thermostat is low and so is running it at 180.
 

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I would data log your temp from cold start.
Also AC on will have an effect.

In my opinion, 160 thermostat is low and so is running it at 180.
Good call, I'll data log today with AC on. 160 would normally be too low but I live in AZ and more importantly, I have complete control of the fans. So I can make the car as hot and cold as I want. 160 T-stat just lets me start the process sooner. But yeah I agree 180 is on the cold side. Although, the car is not at 180 while I'm driving to closer to 200, or at least it was yesterday we'll see what happens today.
 

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Thermal efficiency is better when running warmer within reasonable limits. You just want to be able to 'keep a lid' on high demand heat rejection requirements so that you don't cook things under the hood.
 

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Hey Guys, I had procrastinated a lot on how to handle the broken fan blade situation. Thanks for all the great advice, and spirited discussion on Electric vs Hydraulic. Long story, but I did manage to purchase a Gen 3 Fan assembly (minus shroud) for approx 30% of the cost of the whole assembly. I plan to scalvage the fan blade off of this, and replace the broken one.
Anyone done this ? Tips, Advice, Videos all appreciated. Thanks All !!
 

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Hey Guys, I had procrastinated a lot on how to handle the broken fan blade situation. Thanks for all the great advice, and spirited discussion on Electric vs Hydraulic. Long story, but I did manage to purchase a Gen 3 Fan assembly (minus shroud) for approx 30% of the cost of the whole assembly. I plan to scalvage the fan blade off of this, and replace the broken one.
Anyone done this ? Tips, Advice, Videos all appreciated. Thanks All !!
I've done it, super simple. Unbolt the fan shroud from the radiator (4 bolts I don't remember the size) unplug the temperature sensor, disconnect all the hydraulic lines (3 lines if I remember correctly), grab a pulley puller and it comes right off.

The only complication you may run into, is the radiator inlet hose can get in the way when removing the fan assembly. If you pinch the hose you can squeeze the fan assembly by without removing the radiator inlet hose.

Also, I have a fan blade I could have sold you. :poke:
 
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Thanks FM ! yeah my neighbour who has an “ awsum set of tools” thought it looked pretty straightforward as well. Thanks for encouragement and directions.

Yes I guess I should have tried a bit harder here on the forum to find the fan blade your right.

I will not let fear and good judgement hold me back on this project and will make a plan. I will keep all posted
 
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Oh man….received the part and it is broken. Visible cracks in 2 spots on the fan blades. They assured me that it had been inspected. I’m pissed.

I shall not mention the company that I have been dealing with until I see how they deal with my request for a full refund and prepaid return shipping

Hey Fatman before I continue my search would you consider selling your fan blade ?
 

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Oh man….received the part and it is broken. Visible cracks in 2 spots on the fan blades. They assured me that it had been inspected. I’m pissed.

I shall not mention the company that I have been dealing with until I see how they deal with my request for a full refund and prepaid return shipping

Hey Fatman before I continue my search would you consider selling your fan blade ?
Sent you a private message.
 

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