Fans sheding

Submitted: Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at 10:49
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Gday
Last weekend my fan started to shed fethers. I was just wondering at what age do fans shed.Has anyone else had this problem with fans.
I know back in the old days that the metal fans would fly apart and if you were lucky the blade it would go through the bonnet and not the radiator or battery which is rather messy.
I would suggest that you all check your fans. I have looked at what is left of mine and there are visible cracks at the hub end of the blades.
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Reply By: Hoyks - Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at 11:40

Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at 11:40
I suppose it depends on where you live.
I saw a fan on a 3 year old Canter truck strip all the blades when I was in the NT. Judging by the pile of shattered plastic on the road, 1 blade let go, jammed sideways and shattered all the rest back to the hub. The truck had spent its whole life there, so I suppose the heat got to it. Not much sun/UV can get under the bonnet.

My old Courier was almost always garaged on the NSW mid north coast and the fan was fine when the water pump bearing failed after 16 years. The fan got a quick steam clean and looked like new.

The Terrano II I had, the fan had what looked like hairline cracks showing around the hub after 5 years. After 8 years they hadn't changed and the blades were still flexible, so I re-installed it and got a few more years use before selling the thing.

I suppose there are a lot of variable, where it lives, who made the fan, the quality of plastic that went into it, all will influence it's service life. One of those 'inspect and replace if required' items.
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Reply By: Kenell - Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at 17:19

Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at 17:19
There's been a lot of it (fan shedding) happening around Collingwood in Vic this year. Every weekend you see the toothless knuckle draggers wandering aimlessly around the streets. Long may it continue !!

Sorry couldn't resist it !!
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Reply By: pop2jocem - Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at 18:52

Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at 18:52
Muz,

You sure it's the fan. You didn't clean up a wedgetail eagle or something??

(;-))

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Follow Up By: MUZBRY- Life member(Vic) - Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at 19:08

Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at 19:08
Gday Pop
No birds , just a river at high speed, well 6kph or so.I almost had the river over the headlights.
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Reply By: Paul E6 - Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at 23:21

Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at 23:21
Your fan has feathers??
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Reply By: Member - Ian T6 - Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 10:01

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 10:01
I initial thought this post was about some sort of exotic dancer

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