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fan clutch question

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by PTTP08, Oct 23, 2012.

  1. PTTP08

    PTTP08 Senior Member
    from mn
    Messages: 183

    I have a 90's chev with a western that is overheating this is a popular topic. I bought a severe duty thermal fan clutch and a 6 blade standerd duty fan blade as the fan that was on the truck was a 5 blade I think the previous put the wrong fan on. Any way the new fan stated in the instructions this fan is for a standerd clutch. I torqed the all the bolts to factory specs. WOW what a differance that thing really throws some air!! Has anybody done this before put a stock blade on a fancy clutch?? What is the worst that can happen?? I don't want my fan to fly off at 60 mph boy that would be an exciting night of plowing haha

    hopefully this cures my over heating problem
  2. peteo1

    peteo1 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,660

    I did it. No problems yet and its been a year. You should be fine.

    REAPER 2000 Club Member
    from 60050
    Messages: 2,230

    Did the same thing as you with the 88 GMC I use to own. Like you said, WOW, big difference and never over heated again after.
  4. Plow More

    Plow More Senior Member
    Messages: 172

    You should notice a gain in how much snow you can plow too. With it pulling that extra air, in turn should help push more snow