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 Post subject: any tips/tricks for removing the clutch fan off of an EB V8?
Posted: Sun Feb 08, 2009 8:54 pm 
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really struggling with the shroud in the way, any tips/tricks? what tools work best?

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 Post subject: Re: any tips/tricks for removing the clutch fan off of an EB V8?
Posted: Sun Feb 08, 2009 9:03 pm 
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Unfortunately, you can't remove the shroud until you remove the clutchfan first. I recently removed mine. Used a big a** shifter, I think the nut is either 22 - 24mm. There is a part of the shroud on either side that is indented so you can get the shifter in there. Position the shifter on the drivers side and give it a couple of sharp blows with a hammer towards the battery. Once you've cracked the nut, it's just a matter of being patient and doing baby turns of the nut until it comes free.
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 Post subject: Re: any tips/tricks for removing the clutch fan off of an EB V8?
Posted: Sun Feb 08, 2009 10:24 pm 
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you can buy the spanner from most decent auto shops, i just made my own out of 6mm plate cut down with a long handle.

 

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 Post subject: Re: any tips/tricks for removing the clutch fan off of an EB V8?
Posted: Sun Feb 08, 2009 10:42 pm 
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NCIILANE wrote:
Unfortunately, you can't remove the shroud until you remove the clutchfan first. I recently removed mine. Used a big a** shifter, I think the nut is either 22 - 24mm. There is a part of the shroud on either side that is indented so you can get the shifter in there. Position the shifter on the drivers side and give it a couple of sharp blows with a hammer towards the battery. Once you've cracked the nut, it's just a matter of being patient and doing baby turns of the nut until it comes free.
Good luck with it champ.
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This is how i used to do it(got thermos now) except i used to remove two bolts from the water pump pulley as well so you can get a decent bite on the nut with the 12 inch shifter.

 

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 Post subject: Re: any tips/tricks for removing the clutch fan off of an EB V8?
Posted: Mon Feb 09, 2009 10:03 am 
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Yeah! I'm running thermo's now too! :D Damn clutch fan :evil:

 

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 Post subject: Re: any tips/tricks for removing the clutch fan off of an EB V8?
Posted: Mon Feb 09, 2009 12:34 pm 
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NCIILANE wrote:
Yeah! I'm running thermo's now too! :D Damn clutch fan :evil:

I managed to pick up 3 tenths at the strip also :D just by adding thermos :shock:

 

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 Post subject: Re: any tips/tricks for removing the clutch fan off of an EB V8?
Posted: Fri Feb 13, 2009 8:26 pm 
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how did you guys hold the water pump pulley still?

this is an awkward job...
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 Post subject: Re: any tips/tricks for removing the clutch fan off of an EB V8?
Posted: Sat Feb 14, 2009 2:46 pm 
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leave the belt on until you crack the nut, it will be fkn tight if its never been off before but just give it a few sharp blows to the left

 

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 Post subject: Re: any tips/tricks for removing the clutch fan off of an EB V8?
Posted: Sat Feb 14, 2009 4:23 pm 
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NCIILANE wrote:
Position the shifter on the drivers side and give it a couple of sharp blows with a hammer towards the battery.

green car wrote:
just give it a few sharp blows to the left


Which way exactly are you hitting it.

I recently did the thermo conversion to my EA (I6) the nut on the fan is reverse thread. So from standing in front of the car i hit the spanner towards the passenger side of the car (air box side).

Not sure if it is different in a V8.

Secondly the shroud i grabbed a pair of tin snips and cut through it. Was never going to use it again.
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 Post subject: Re: any tips/tricks for removing the clutch fan off of an EB V8?
Posted: Sat Feb 14, 2009 11:30 pm 
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Sixes have a left hand thread on their fan, the v8,s dont.

 

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 Post subject: Re: any tips/tricks for removing the clutch fan off of an EB V8?
Posted: Sun Feb 15, 2009 10:20 am 
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They are designed to take most your skin off ya knuckles..
So may as well stuff them in grinder to remove heaps of skin..
Then you'll find it easy to come off..Lol..
Yep normal thread ...Opposite to 6 cyl..

 

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 Post subject: Re: any tips/tricks for removing the clutch fan off of an EB V8?
Posted: Sat Feb 21, 2009 12:06 am 
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still having alot of trouble guys.

i spent over an hour and a half on it today. i was actually hitting the shifter so hard (towards the battery) that it was taking pieces off of my rubber mallet. i even jammed a large screw driver under one of the nuts on the pulley to hold it still and it bent the screw driver and still didnt budge!

help!?!?
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Posted: Sat Feb 21, 2009 12:24 am 
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TUF250 wrote:
still having alot of trouble guys.

i spent over an hour and a half on it today. i was actually hitting the shifter so hard (towards the battery) that it was taking pieces off of my rubber mallet. i even jammed a large screw driver under one of the nuts on the pulley to hold it still and it bent the screw driver and still didnt budge!

help!?!?


besides someone coming to your house theres not much more help, you know what to do just needs to be done, spray some lube on it? then hit it harder :)
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 Post subject: Re: any tips/tricks for removing the clutch fan off of an EB V8?
Posted: Sat Feb 21, 2009 12:40 am 
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Dont use a mallet use a HAMMER, you need to shock it and real hard and the mallet is designed to reduce shock.

 

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 Post subject: Re: any tips/tricks for removing the clutch fan off of an EB V8?
Posted: Thu Apr 01, 2010 12:55 pm 
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hold f**k s**t guys i just spend nearly 2 hours hammering at the fkn bolt, towards battery on eb2 i6. screwdriver firmly wedged, it isn't moving, i'm actually bashing the thing as hard as i can with a hammer and it won't budge :(

 

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