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Old 08-01-2006, 03:07 PM
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Mine gets to just alittle over 80, my air is broken so when I have the coins to fix it I'll let you know what it is with the air on.
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Old 08-01-2006, 03:09 PM
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Well,I got home after riding around with the engine temperature at 90 degrees C and watched the fan spin for almost 3 seconds after my wife shut the engine off.

Looking at the front of the clutch with my inspection mirror it seems to have a bunch of crud coating it. I suspect leaking fluid.

One other test I may do is one I found on the internet. It involves using one piece of 1 inch masking tape. You tape one blade to the radiator shroud and see if it rips itself loose. No rip equals bad clutch.

I'm convinced enough that it's bad to go ahead and order a new one. Good thing I have the special tools already!
Yeah, the roar I was talking about is from the main fan on the engine, not the aux fan. I definitely hear that fan roar more when it is hot. If yours spins after the engine is shut down then it is not engaged...the crud you see is dirt stuck to the fluid that leaked out. I bet if you replace that fan clutch your car will stay down below 90C and you'll hear it roar during revving when hot.
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Old 08-02-2006, 01:48 PM
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Actually I've been suspecting my fan clutch to be bad for quite some time but the car has generally been running cool except on those hot summer days in slow traffic or in the mountains, so I haven't been worried. Yesterday though I did a test with the engine hot (over 95C) where I revved it and noticed that the fan speed hardly changed, and when I turned off the engine the fan kept spinning for several seconds. So I ordered a new fan clutch.
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Old 08-08-2006, 04:09 PM
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Actually I've been suspecting my fan clutch to be bad for quite some time but the car has generally been running cool except on those hot summer days in slow traffic or in the mountains, so I haven't been worried. Yesterday though I did a test with the engine hot (over 95C) where I revved it and noticed that the fan speed hardly changed, and when I turned off the engine the fan kept spinning for several seconds. So I ordered a new fan clutch.
I just replaced mine today and WOW, what a difference!

I don't get more than a needle-width above 80 now and after a drive the fan STOPS without coasting when I shut it off.

I went ahead and replaced the main serpentine belt and the teeny-tiny belt (it's SOOOO cute with its one groove) between the two auxilliary fans while I was at it.

Thanks again to all who responded as well as uberwgn for his excellent DIY article!
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