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4528Re: [bmw e28] FAN CLUTCH

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  • bimmernutjob
    Jun 27, 2006
      thank you blake,

      that is exactly what I was loooking for......thank you thank you

      otto


      --- In bmwe28@..., Blake Nancarrow <blaken@c...> wrote:
      >
      > On Tuesday 27 June 2006 3:18 PM, bimmernutjob wrote:
      > > DOES ANYONE KNOW IF THERE A PROPER FIELD TEST ?
      >
      > The Bentley manual doesn't say much...
      >
      > "Inspect the fan clutch by spinning the fan with the
      > engine off [sic] and cold. The fan should spin on the
      > clutch with slight resistance. Check for signs of oil
      > leaking from the clutch. If the fan cannot be turned
      > by hand or if there are signs of oil leakage, the
      > clutch is faulty and should be replaced."
      >
      > That's it!
      >
      > Note: fan clutches should be stored vertical; not
      > horizontally.
      >
      > The Haynes manual holds a clue:
      >
      > "With the engine completely warmed up, turn off the
      > ignition switch and disconnect the [battery]. Turn
      > the fan by hand. Heavier resistance should be
      > evident. If the fan turns easily, replace the fan
      > clutch."
      >
      > regards,
      > Blake
      >
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