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- Jan 31, 2019
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I think new old stock can be a problem here, and you are right about storage. They learned over time about issues with Fluidampers the same way.... the semi viscous fluid loses its viscosity and becomes an out-of-balance balancer lol, but only if the thing sits for a way extended period of time.Maybe they develop a wobble if spun without the silicone fluid?
And check the transmission mount too since he's working on transmission issues (different thread).Two minor notes...
1.) When checking the motor mounts, just put the car in gear and hold the brake tight..... goose it a little, carefully.... the motor will jump up on the drivers side if bad....the air cleaner can even hit the hood. Have someone watch for it in a safe position.
2.) Take the fan and clutch off and leave them off... bolt the pully back and and start the car for a couple minutes... wont hurt a thing. How do the belts, pulleys, pump shaft and everything else in the front of the motor look now?? Smooth and quiet, or not so much??
You said the fan already made contact with the radiator. Did anyone checked or looked at the fan spacer?I'm very depressed and angry at the same time.
I start at the beginning:
When i bought my charger the cooling fan already made contact with the radiator -> noise.
We thought its the fan clutch and i ordered this new one: 1966-1972 B Body fan clutch for model with A/C. Reproduction
AND an nos part. I also bought a new fan (Reproduction 1968-1973 B-Body 18 1/2 7 blade engine cooli...) because the original one was bent out of shape a little.
We then installed the yearone clutch and the new fan which seemed to solve the problem for the moment.
I also ordered a new fan shroud (which was missing) and we installed that aswell.
I also ordered a brand new glen ray radiator but did not install at that time.
Shortly after the water pump went bad and coolant was leaking out at the weephole which also threw off all belts except the water pump belt.
I went ahead and ordered a new gates water pump, gates thermostat, fel-pro gasket & gates v-belts.
A couple days ago we installed the new gates water pump and after that noticed the fan wabbling around a bit such as making contact
with the radiator again when you revved it up.
I though the new yearone fan clutch probably broke already. (Since you hear so many stories of new parts being trash right out the box)
Today we installed the new v-belts, NOS fan clutch (so replaced that again) such as the new glen ray radiator (which i regret A LOT).
What can i say, after we filled the system with rain water and let it run at idle for maybe 10 minutes the fan ran into the radiator core and
water spilled all over the engine bay. New 1,5k radiator (with shipping/tax etc.) destroyed after being in the car for like 30 minutes.
Fan clutch and fan also broke. Made my day.
I wish i would have reinstalled the old radiator to make sure the problem was solved before installing the new one.
Now its to late -.- Have not seen that coming. (That it completely destroyes the radiator core)
So i am the one lucky guy that buys 2 faulty fan clutches or can something else cause this aswell?
The car has this problem since i got it.
PS: At what temperature does the original fan clutch engage? I suspect when it did for the first time, the fan ended up in my radiator core.