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Old 07-29-2001, 01:47 PM
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I hit a rather large bump the other day in my '88 420SEL, and I didn't notice it at first, but when I started the car later there was a loud kind of clacking noise from my engine. I located the noise the the black plastic housing around the cooling fan, which had been dislodged, and the edge was hitting the bottom of the fan. I pushed it back down to where i assumed it was supposed to be so it wasn't hitting the fan, but I'm not too sure it won't happen again, it doesn't seem to be attached very well.

I noticed only two clips at the top holding it in, should there be anything else holding it? It doesn't feel very secure.

I don't even understand why it would come dislodged, and the noise really scared me. It thought it was something more serious.
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Old 07-29-2001, 08:14 PM
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When you hit the bump the engine must have risen enough for the fan to knock the fan shroud up. You will probably need to have your motor mounts checked to make sure you do not have a broken one.
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Old 07-29-2001, 08:16 PM
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I don't have an answer to...

..your question, but tell me more about your two-tone horn. I think that would be something neat to have. Where did you get it, how did install it?


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Old 07-29-2001, 09:12 PM
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Stan: Thanks, I'm going out of town tomorrow so the car's just gonna be sittin in the driveway, but I'll make sure to check that when I get back.

Benz-LGB: I bought four "freeway blaster horns" I think they were called for like $12 apeice at an auto parts store. All four of them combined aren't as loud as my stock horn, but the goal wasn't for volume, even thought they are pretty loud. I got two of a high frequency, and two of a low frequency.

I mounted them on the passenger side of my engine compartment using the brackets that came with them. There's a rather large space that's just sheetmetal, and there's enough room for all four with no problems.

I then hard-wired them to my battery, and wired two switches (one for high, one for low) into the plastic panel way under my dash so I wouldn't damage anything visable. I ran the wires through the grommett on the drivers side.

With the seperate switches for each frequency, I can do any pattern I want between the two, and even combine them with my stock horn.

The whole cost me about $50 and an hour or two to install, it was well worth it. I love my horns, they always make people turn around, and they're usually surprised to see it coming from a mercedes.
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