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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 05-02-04, 03:18 AM Thread Starter
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Any advice on removing it to install thermos?

Have great difficulty getting the pump pulley to stay while trying to undo the fan. Have tried jamming in a screwdriver.

One thing, the thread is supposed to be Right handed, which means you turn clockwise to undo, correct? or is my head up my ass on this?

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Re: HELP ! Removing 5 Ltr Clutch Fan

sorry but ur head is up ur ass. right hand thread = anti clockwise to undo,
left hand thread = clockwise to undo.

im pretty sure the clutch fans have a left hand thread on them so that the nut wont get loose. (that means you have to turn it clockwise)

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Re: HELP ! Removing 5 Ltr Clutch Fan

Sweet, although I did try it both ways, just more vigorously in the clockwise direction. So a right hand thread is a normal thread? The V8's and I6's are ass about (I6 is left and V8 right). I'll have another crack at it tomorrow then ..

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Re: HELP ! Removing 5 Ltr Clutch Fan

yeah a right hand thread is normal or should i say alot more common.

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Re: HELP ! Removing 5 Ltr Clutch Fan

It's a 36mm nut yeah? You using a shifter or a spanner? You should be turning it to the driver's side.

Mine came off EASY with a screw driver shoved in the pulley bolts. Might as well soak it in WD40 over night.

Where abouts are you? If you're in Melbourne I might be able to come round and give you a hand.
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Re: HELP ! Removing 5 Ltr Clutch Fan

For some strange reason i thought it the other way. Think I might go and shoot myself now ~

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Re: HELP ! Removing 5 Ltr Clutch Fan

Yea, to big for anything but a shifter I have. I was turning it the wrong way, feel like an idiot now, but at least it is nice and tight! HAHA.


i am in Brissy not Melbourne.

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Re: HELP ! Removing 5 Ltr Clutch Fan

Damn, that might be a bit of a drive

I had no luck whatsoever with the shifter, got it first shot with the spanner. Though I don't know how different V8 fans are.
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Re: HELP ! Removing 5 Ltr Clutch Fan

The V8's are backward to the I6 - they spin the oppisite way. So undo it like a normal nut.

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Re: HELP ! Removing 5 Ltr Clutch Fan

im pretty sure (like 99% sure) the V8's fan has the oposite thread of the TQE's
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