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Old 08-08-2016, 03:39 PM   #11
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kit-masters can match up about anything... there are a lot of reman older units out there... borg-warner has picked up a lot of the old horton part numbers...

I used kit-masters for even my unusual viscous fan clutch and had one in a couple days..

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Old 08-08-2016, 04:33 PM   #12
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Having the same problem. Looking for a new clutch fan. This one is a Horton. Website says not being manufactured anymore. 1981 bluebird with 3.8 L Cummins. Any ideas?
I bet you get great mileage.
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Old 08-08-2016, 04:40 PM   #13
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Fan Motor

My 1996 Bluebird rear engine with the 8.3 Cummins has the
radiator and fan setting on the drivers side of the engine bay.
The fan is driven by hydraulic pressure from the power steering
pump. The fan is attached to the hydraulic fan motor and is
supplied with oil by two hoses. The temperature is controlled by
a temperature switch on the engine. If I remember correctly the
switch is electrical and controls a solenoid in the pressure line to
activate the fan at the proper time. Prior to my getting the bus
the state repair facility logged a similar complaint to what you
are describing with my bus (ie Using coolant and running hot).
After removing the head to check for head gasket failure they
found a cracked head which they subsequently repaired.
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Old 08-08-2016, 09:49 PM   #14
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Same here. Replacement head and labor $7720.02. Out of town on vacation replacement. But still running hot.
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Old 08-08-2016, 09:53 PM   #15
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Mileage around 8 mpg. Hard to guess. My gauges aren't working either.
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Old 08-08-2016, 10:00 PM   #16
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Replacement head and labor $7720.02. Out of town on vacation replacement.
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Old 08-09-2016, 12:53 AM   #17
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You have heard the stories that skoolies can get expensive for what seems like somewhat basic fixes? They're true stories...


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Old 08-09-2016, 11:01 AM   #18
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Quoted price for repair kit for clutch fan $450. Plus $80 per hour labor to do the repair.
I'll take it apart and see what's up. Watching YouTube for tips.
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Old 08-09-2016, 11:25 AM   #19
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alomost 8k for a head?? I was told i could replace my whole engine for less than that if I needed to...

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Old 08-09-2016, 01:16 PM   #20
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