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 Post subject: How to remove engine-driven fan on EB
Posted: Sat Aug 20, 2005 10:30 pm 
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ok guys.....im changing from an engine driven fan to an electric thermo fan on my EB...how the hell do u remove the old fan?? any help would be greatly appreciated...cheers
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Posted: Sat Aug 20, 2005 11:47 pm 
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remove the radiator shroud

theve the belt on for the moment (helps to keeps the water pump from moving to much

get a 32mm open ended and put in one the clutch fan nut, make sure it is pointing up

REMEMBER that this particular nut is reverse thread so when standing in front of the car facing the windsceen the spanner must travel clockwise too loosen this nut.

get a rubber mallet and give it a good whack. this should of cracked the nut and now it will come off peice of piss

 

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Posted: Sun Aug 21, 2005 12:00 am 
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Alternatively you can make a tool to secure the water pump hub so that you don't have to hit anything with a mallet. ( a good way to round off bolts/nuts and damage anything in the area....IMO anyway).

 

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Posted: Sun Aug 21, 2005 12:35 am 
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so do i need to take the belt off or not??
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Posted: Sun Aug 21, 2005 12:38 am 
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Leaving the belt on just stops it from turning when hit with a hammer. The hammer isnt needed because its tight, but it half shocks and half undoes the fan. Because of the short impact time, it should come off. The gregorys manual has a template of the required tool, and i scanned in a copy of the page for here earlier. That was before the crash, so maybe someone has a copy somewhere? But yeah, leaving the belt on will make it easier to do.

 

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Posted: Sun Aug 21, 2005 1:11 am 
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tried the spanner & hammer idea.....no good..the whole pulley just spins on the belt.....what else ya got?? :(
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Posted: Sun Aug 21, 2005 2:15 am 
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You might have some luck with a screw driver, or if you remove one of the bolts and put a piece of metal over it with a hole, and doing the bolt up. Apart from that, try making up the tool in the gregorys manual?

 

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Posted: Sun Aug 21, 2005 3:36 am 
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tried the spanner & hammer idea.....no good..the whole pulley just spins on the belt.....what else ya got?? :(


Even though it is spinning it sould slowly shock it off, I have done it on a few cars now and they normally come off after a dozen or so solid hits, but you really want hard quick hits to shock the bolt. Just be careful of flying spanners :lol:
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Posted: Sun Aug 21, 2005 10:56 am 
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if its a v8 you have it is normal right hand thread not like the 6 cyl's.

try the normal way

 

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Posted: Sun Aug 21, 2005 4:54 pm 
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im confused......is it a normal or reverse thread??? nannas_ed said its a reverse thread...but i dont know if hes refering to a 6 or an 8....
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Posted: Sun Aug 21, 2005 4:55 pm 
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Oh, v8's are standard thread, 6's are opposite? If this is right, then youll need to turn it anticlockwise standing from the front of the car as you would any normal bolt as yours is a five litre.

 

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ill try that....cheers
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yes the sixes are left hand thread, but the v8's are definetly right hand thread.

 

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Posted: Sun Aug 21, 2005 6:40 pm 
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yes the sixes are left hand thread, but the v8's are definetly right hand thread.

Rob has done quite a few thermo conversions now both i6 & V8 and I getting BRAND NEW EL THERMO's to replace the ones that are smashed :lol:

 

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i remember reading somewhere that when you remove the engine driven fan and replace it with a electric unit it gives you more power. is this correct?

 

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