Big Al wrote:
> "Wound Up" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> > I've never heard of anyone doing anything to modify them. If you are from
> > that area, I imagine it would cross your mind. I still have to test the
> > one in the Mustang b/c of the "idles really hot with a/c" problem. Three
> > row, good pump, good flow, 6-blade fan -just- clears the shroud. Damn if
> > it doesn't frustrate me. Generic thermo clutch, probably just old...
> > --
> > Wound Up
> One question: When you first start the engine, does the fan roar? Any clutch
> fan should.
> Change the name of the thread and we can continue.
DUH (slap). You sparked the right memories; the mental tumblers lined
up. ALL other cars/trucks I've owned or driven regularly with
thermo-clutched fans did this. The Mustang does NOT. The other two
cars I currenly have are electrics, so I don't have a ready basis of
comparison. It will roar only when already very hot. If I -start it
hot-, it will, but never when starting it cold. I'm quite sure now
that it once did. I thought it sounded different somehow.
Time for a new one, you agree? Is there a brand you're particularly
PS - and Chaco Canyon looks simply awesome. When we visit, the wife
can stay at the pool if she wants; I'll commandeer a truck and go solo
if I have to.