3.0 viscous fan bearing

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tazla
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3.0 viscous fan bearing

Postby tazla » Fri Dec 22, 2017 6:27 pm

Eyup.merry christmas all.
The bearing on my viscous fans well noisy.its grating.for a quick fix can i fix the bearing solid.or am a being stupid.i get how the viscous fan works.but just thought why not make the fan permanently a faster spin like when its warmed up.as it doesnt spin no where near as fast as a lecci one. Be gentle on me haha.cheers mel

tazla
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Re: 3.0 viscous fan bearing

Postby tazla » Fri Dec 22, 2017 7:48 pm

Oh its only temp.just so i can have a quick nip about over chrissy.and while im waiting for a replacement

Paul G
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Re: 3.0 viscous fan bearing

Postby Paul G » Sat Dec 23, 2017 3:43 pm

Is this the bearing in the actual viscous coupling you are talking about or the one in the timing cover behind the fan belt pulley?

Mine's the opposite, the viscous unit has seized up. Going to try to get the shaft where the end of the bi- metallic spring sits to rotate. I have got them working on other cars by freeing that off.

tazla
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Re: 3.0 viscous fan bearing

Postby tazla » Sat Dec 23, 2017 5:16 pm

Its the bearing in the viscous coupling.

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Re: 3.0 viscous fan bearing

Postby tazla » Sat Dec 23, 2017 5:17 pm

Its not siezed up its grating.

Paul G
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Re: 3.0 viscous fan bearing

Postby Paul G » Sat Dec 23, 2017 5:34 pm

tazla wrote:Its not siezed up its grating.


Probably best to wait until the new coupling comes. Sticking screws in it might make things worse.

Don't want to fuck anything up on that beautiful car!

tazla
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Re: 3.0 viscous fan bearing

Postby tazla » Sat Dec 23, 2017 8:34 pm

Cheers paul.ave you seen the price if new.il have to bite the bullet and get one new..as i dont think a second hand one will do.theyre probably all 30/40 year old.its the only bloody thing i havent changed. :banghead:

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Re: 3.0 viscous fan bearing

Postby tazla » Sat Dec 23, 2017 8:35 pm

Mind you is a nos one 30/40 year old :roll:

Lord Flasheart
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Re: 3.0 viscous fan bearing

Postby Lord Flasheart » Sun Dec 24, 2017 8:46 am

When I bought mine 3 years ago it was only £40 .... bit dearer now :(


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