fan clutch

Submitted: Thursday, Jan 20, 2005 at 16:18
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Gday all. Decided to pull the fan and clutch out of my 94 GQ TD42 today so I could put new oil in it. When I got it out it seems it is fully sealed and connot be rebuilt. Any ideas or am I going to have to give in and re morgage the house to get a new one.
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Reply By: Member - Davoe (WA) - Thursday, Jan 20, 2005 at 16:48

Thursday, Jan 20, 2005 at 16:48
some of the aftermarket ones are fully sealed yota ones I have seen are not dunno bout Nissan. you could try drilling into it and fitting a grub screw and rubber grommet otherwise aftermarket ones (daco etc) are around 200$ Is it deffinitly stuffed? When it is running warm quickly pull over and turn it off it should do less than 1 revolution after the motor has stopped
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Reply By: draff - Thursday, Jan 20, 2005 at 17:58

Thursday, Jan 20, 2005 at 17:58
Thanks for the response. I have tried this and it is spinning quite a bit, I will have another look and then maybe try and drill a hole.
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Reply By: Member - Roachie (SA) - Thursday, Jan 20, 2005 at 18:02

Thursday, Jan 20, 2005 at 18:02
Draff,
Not sure if the one I took out of my GU would be any use to you. I bought a new one and have kept the old one with a view to servicing it etc. However, if you think it'd be any good to you, you can have it for $50- plus postage. It definitely is re-buildable; I've had it apart myself.
I don't think I'll bother with servicing it now anyway.
Let me know what you think....suggest you try to compare yours with the one in a 4.2 T/D on a GU (2000 model).
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Follow Up By: draff - Friday, Jan 21, 2005 at 11:57

Friday, Jan 21, 2005 at 11:57
Thanks for the response and offer, I will have a look at some GU's and let you know. Could be a good option. Thanks again.
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Follow Up By: draff - Friday, Jan 21, 2005 at 16:51

Friday, Jan 21, 2005 at 16:51
Spoke to a couple of places and they reakon that the GU one is a bit different from the GQ. I will try and have a look myself but thanks for the offer.
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Reply By: awill4x4 - Thursday, Jan 20, 2005 at 20:21

Thursday, Jan 20, 2005 at 20:21
I've decided to go the other direction with my petrol 4.2 GQ and ditch the viscous coupling and fan and replace it with the twin thermo fans from an AU Falcon. I was considering replacing the viscous coupling but I'm still thinking of a V8 conversion in the future and it wouldn't be any good for that.
I know a number of guys running twin Ford thermos and they really keep the temps down if you do the right thing and use correct senders to turn them on and off when needed.
Regards Andrew.
ps: was quoted a list price of $330 from Nissan just for the viscous coupling and I got the twin thermos complete for much less than that.
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Follow Up By: Member - Roachie (SA) - Thursday, Jan 20, 2005 at 22:44

Thursday, Jan 20, 2005 at 22:44
I've thought of using twin thermo fans too, but was turned off by the fact they don't like being dunked in water. Have also thought of Davies Craig's electric water pump (you place it into the bottom radiator hose), but same issue with that.....longevity.
Good luck with your thermo's and I'd like to hear how you get on in due course.
Cya mate
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Reply By: draff - Friday, Jan 21, 2005 at 16:49

Friday, Jan 21, 2005 at 16:49
Thanks for the help,
It seems a GU fan is different to a GQ, but I got a quote from one recycler for a new Berg and Warner viscous coupling for $145. He says they have been selling them for 3 years with no prob. What does anyone think of this?
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Follow Up By: Hano - Monday, Jan 31, 2005 at 17:46

Monday, Jan 31, 2005 at 17:46
Hi Mate,
I have a 89 GQ, my coupling went, and i found that my fan was cracked in several places. this was a year ago. I did a hunt around, tried some adaptions and nothing would quite do. I was a bit tight for $$ so I went the cheap option on both, still cost$300 all up. the Fan is still ok but the coupling is rooted already. I have heard that a few people pin their couplings, as the power draw isnt that noticable. so far i am managing with the coupling as it is as the ol girl isnt over heating. The sales rep gave me the never had any complaints, mine didnt last 12 months and i cant be bothered complaining, see a link?
Happy trails,
Hano.
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