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Old 03-19-2013, 10:33 PM   #1
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Re: shattered fan blades

that sucks now to find a replacement, I would start with scrap yards, hope it doesnt cost a whole bunch
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Old 03-20-2013, 03:33 PM   #2
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I surely wouldnt run it much being unbalanced.
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Old 03-20-2013, 07:23 PM   #3
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fan blade and a shroud

These parts are very common. The fan must have been changed by some other than a school shop. Any fan that can shatter in not good. Remove the fan blade and determine the number of bolts and the spacing. My BB bus uses a 7.3 also but is metal. The shrouds sometimes crack and break after time. The best fans have the most blades and my BB has 8 blades. The fans with 5-6 blades make bigger bites and eat horse power. Frank
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Old 03-20-2013, 07:25 PM   #4
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A good fan is a SS flex fan. Plastic and fibreglass fans are not good. Frank
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Old 03-20-2013, 08:57 PM   #5
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Re: shattered fan blades

has anyone added a extra electric fan ? I want to add one to my 7.3 to add extra cooling , i dont like it when the fan cuts in, makes to much noise, robs power.I might mount one in the front of the rad, if I can find one that turns the right way
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good luck with your fan (french river sounds familiar to me, I think I have (or did) family there
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Aux electric cooling fans

To my knowledge, no one has created an electric fan to remove the heat from a large diesel engine. Some folks have increased the diameter of the fan and uses more horse power. Just about everything is a trade off. Compromise... Frank
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