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Old 05-31-2006, 06:21 PM
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Red face Any way to rig a bad fan clutch ?

On a 92 E 300 I-6 3.0 ?

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Old 05-31-2006, 06:28 PM
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Replacing them seems to work well.
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Old 05-31-2006, 06:32 PM
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I don't think that there would be any SAFE way to do this - locking it and then pushing the engine to high RPMS might result in alloy fan blades flying through the engine compartment and/or someone's head. I really don't think the fan could take 5-6K RPM, even if it was perfectly balanced. Imperfectly balanced, it might lead to premature water pump bearing failure.

I have wondered, though, why no one has made a replacement non-clutch flex fan. The ones installed in 70's hot rods looked nice and were supposed to fold at high RPMs, reducing drag; they were very light. I had a stainless steel one in my hotrod.

(Of course, they did an excellent job of surgically cutting off a lot of fingers also; fortunately, not mine.)
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Old 05-31-2006, 08:51 PM
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Replacing them seems to work well.
lol

You can always ditch the fan and fan clutch and go with an electric fans like the hotrods do.
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Old 06-01-2006, 12:45 AM
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For price like this is not worth to take the chance with fan clutch.

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Part Number Description Brand Application Price
103-200-04-22 FAN CLUTCH OEM M103 & M104 $35.00
000-500-60-93 AUXILIARY FAN OEM 107,116,123,126 & 201 $75.00
203-500-05-03 RADIATOR BEH 203 $138.00
140-830-21-58 EVAPORATOR OEM 140 $130.00
004-820-68-10 A/C SWITCH CON 107,124,126 & 201 $12.25
126-830-03-83 RECEIVER DRIER A/C CON 126 $12.25
103-200-37-01 WATER PUMP GRF M103 $87.00
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Old 06-01-2006, 02:33 AM
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Drive with the heat on
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Old 06-01-2006, 10:01 AM
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Search here for toyota. They sell the fluid that you may need.
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What makes you think it's bad?
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Old 06-01-2006, 10:55 AM
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On a 92 E 300 I-6 3.0 ?
If you want to try to 'mod' it, check my page, MENU#20 where the Stu Ritter mod is shown.

You can also refill it with Toyota silicon; do a SEARCH and you'll find some threads.
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Old 06-01-2006, 11:33 AM
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I'm planning on re-filling mine and on advice from this site went to two Toyota dealers but all they had was 3000 weight, people here suggested 10,000. Living in a desert I'd still like to use the 10,000 weight, where can I get it?
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Old 06-01-2006, 12:35 PM
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Jim,
Do you ever get down Santa Monica way? I've got some ( one liter) that I'd gladly share. Sorry, I don't want to ship, but, hey, it's free. Email/PM me.
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Old 06-01-2006, 12:57 PM
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I can't beat that price. I don't get down that way much but I'll plan a trip just for that, need any sunroof greese?


You would'nt be planning a trip to Magic Mountain would you? I live 10 min from there.
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Old 06-01-2006, 02:10 PM
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10,000 wt silicone oil can be found in most hobby stores. Try the following places:

http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0001p?&I=LXFTX5&P=7
http://www.buytraxxas.com/product_info.php?products_id=2034 - you will need two of these bottles.

You may also want to try your local Hobby Town to see if they have 10,000 wt. silicone oil. These are used in the differentials of RC Cars. You can also get 20,000 and 30,000 wt silicone oil at these places.

I recently rebuilt mine and am in the process of installing it in the vehicle. Also, refer to th e following thread for details of rebuilding a fan clutch.

Viscous fan clutch - rebuild
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Old 06-01-2006, 10:31 PM
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adding 10000 wt. oil

can you fill it without removing fan, and if not is it hard to take fan off?
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