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Posted: Sat Sep 30, 2006 9:38 pm 
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Gday,

I recently bought a Repco 16" thermofan to replace the belt driven fan on my clevo. Just need to know any tricks on how to take the blades off so I can reverse the fan (comes as a blow thru). The instructions say remove the circlip and turn the blades over.

I have removed the circlip but the blades dont come off....Ive tried tapping with a hammer (not forcing into the bearings) and there is nowhere to get a screwdriver in to lever it off. I rang Repco but they said the blades usually pull off after the circlip is removed.

Has anyone ran into this before?

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Posted: Thu Oct 05, 2006 11:06 am 
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Ok all fixed, it seems that some of the larger fans are a bit hard to get off. I broke mine doing it but got a replacement under warranty :) . The replacement came off no worries. If you are going to put one of these fans on be aware that they come standard as a blow thru type.
To change to a pull thru you will need to reverse the fan blades and the polarity of the motor. When U go in to buy a fan change the blades around while in the shop, saves a lot of hassle.
You will also need to purchase the thermo sensor seperately.

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Posted: Thu Oct 05, 2006 12:28 pm 
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thanks for the tip buddy, i bought a 14" (or a 15" cant remember now) and i had to reverse the blades and they came off pretty easy so yeh the larger ones must be harder. Are you using the cable tie type mounts for the thermal?
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Posted: Thu Oct 05, 2006 10:01 pm 
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I havent put the motor back together yet, still waiting on the heads to come back.

I think I will be using them, not sure yet. I'll make a plan tomorrow, I still have to Ford shroud which I could use as a mount. I dont really like the look of the tie mounts or the fact that if they break the fan falls into the motor.

Did your fan come with a plug on the fan itself but no other half of the plug in the wiring kit?

 

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Posted: Fri Oct 06, 2006 10:37 am 
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yeah my fan came with half the plug so we just made up some terminals to stick on the end of the plug and added some thick wire to run.... id be carfull using those long cable tie things that go through the radiator, cuz we did that but 2 days later it had dragged downwards and ripped holes in my core :(..my brand new f**k radiator!! wasnt happy.. my mate made up some brackets for the fan to bolt on to. he tack welded the brackets to the top and bottom on the radiator... turned out awsome..
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Posted: Fri Oct 06, 2006 4:55 pm 
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Yeah Benny fixed the warranty up no worries :D

Ahhhh nasty about the radiator. Well I won't be using those, I'll adapt the shroud and make a few brackets. I dont want to stuff an ESP radiator for the sake of a bit of plastic. Thanks for the heads up!

 

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Yeah Benny fixed the warranty up no worries :D

Ahhhh nasty about the radiator. Well I won't be using those, I'll adapt the shroud and make a few brackets. I dont want to stuff an ESP radiator for the sake of a bit of plastic. Thanks for the heads up!
Davies Craig are the same. I bought a 16 inch years ago and had the same dramas.

 

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Posted: Sat Oct 07, 2006 1:19 am 
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I took a quick look and its going to be easy to modify the shroud to support the fan. Just have to fire up the hot knife and maybe a little plastic welding. Mite post a few pics.

 

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