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Old 04-19-2011, 07:10 PM
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1995 E300D fan clutch

Im noticing slightly elevated temperatures while driving the 606 in traffic in hot weather, the needle goes to the 110 mark - even slightly above it - I believe the fan clutch is defective. Here is my testing for it.

When I start from cold - I cant hear it roar but its pulling quite some air and if I keep a paper on the airpath it blows - and goes dead after 5 to 10 seconds

after I shut off the engine at the 90 mark it will freewheel and not stop immediately - shutting the engine off at the 110 mark also freewheels but about 4 revs. I have rebuilt toyota clutches with RC silicone fluid and they worked superb. But eyeballing a 606 clutch - how do I get the fluid in there? Im positive its running a little dry
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Old 04-19-2011, 07:13 PM
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Im noticing slightly elevated temperatures while driving the 606 in traffic in hot weather, the needle goes to the 110 mark - even slightly above it - I believe the fan clutch is defective. Here is my testing for it.

When I start from cold - I cant hear it roar but its pulling quite some air and if I keep a paper on the airpath it blows - and goes dead after 5 to 10 seconds

after I shut off the engine at the 90 mark it will freewheel and not stop immediately - shutting the engine off at the 110 mark also freewheels but about 4 revs. I have rebuilt toyota clutches with RC silicone fluid and they worked superb. But eyeballing a 606 clutch - how do I get the fluid in there? Im positive its running a little dry
sounds like your clutch is on the way out...maybe not completely shot.... i change it and the stat....and the coolant...and be done with it...

get a new clutch....your car is too nice not to treat it right
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Old 04-19-2011, 08:50 PM
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thanks.
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Old 04-19-2011, 09:11 PM
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What Lee said is what I would do for my own car. With that said there is a thread around here somewhere that covers the refill procedure on the fan clutch.
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Old 04-20-2011, 10:20 AM
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I bought an aftermarket fan clutch for my 95 a few years ago and it failed soon after. I then paid a lot more for a clutch from the stealership. No problems since then. X2 on replacing the t-stat, maybe even the t-stat housing, new coolant, new overflow tank cap and be done with it. Also buy the stubby hex head socket to remove the fan clutch. Will save you lots of trouble. Also, buy the pulley holder tool Harbor Freight sells. It holds the pulley at the outter rim. Oh, and torque all bolts to spec. Torque all bolts to spec. Specs can be found on numerous other threads on this subject. Good luck.
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Old 04-20-2011, 11:23 AM
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I will vouch, dont buy an after market one. I did and it never shut off. Get an OE Behr.
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Old 04-20-2011, 06:06 PM
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I was on the phone with a old mercedes mechanic from Turkey - he said that you can pump the fluid into a 606 clutch by removing the metering pin itself..

He also said that if the clutch is bone dry - toss it - if its just starting to fail it can be saved. - meaning cold starts partially lock the clutch (like I have)
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Old 04-21-2011, 11:12 AM
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buy new

I would strongly advise against resurrecting a used part that has to work properly every time and has a very important function.
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