Checking over the car this morning after the flogging I gave it at the test track at the Victorian 4wd show I noticed a noise coming from the fan turned off the engine and felt around for a stick or something and notice the fan wobbled back & foward I dont recall it doing this in the past .I've never had any problem with fan clutches in the past so I have a couple of questions
1: How urgently do I need to fix it (ie is it lightly to cause other damage)
2: what sort of lifespan do these things have (replace with s/hand or new)
3: is it worth replacing it with an electric fan ?How do these handle mud water etc
4:what it all going to cost (minister for War & Finance hasn't quite forgiven me for impulse buying a 40l fridge on Sunday)
Go electric. Cost a little more but power increase is nice (I have a 4 banger, need every horse I can get).
Most fans have an adjustable or fixed thermo switch that turns on the fan when a certian temp is reached, then off when it drops to a preset level. You can also wire in a switch to manually turn on the fan if you so desire.
As for your question about mud and water, the big advantage of electric is that you can turn them off during a water crossing. No broken fan blades.
Just my .02..........
99 SE with less than 43K on the clock and a few mods......
Realistically, how much power gain is it ? Was it immediately noticeable ? Is it just highway power, or is it something you would notice on the trail also ?
MOG, it will be something that you notice at all times. By removing the stock fan, that's one less thing the engine needs to turn. Plus with the electric puller/pusher fans it brings more air flow thru your radiator and keeps everything a bit cooler which helps also.
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