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Time for a new fan clutch

Well, went camping this past weekend to Kenobles Amusment park here in PA. We got some pretty steep hills. My camper weighs around 8k.

Two of the hills were 1 mile at 8% grade. I noticed that my fan clutch didn't come on until 235* ECT, at this temp my EOT was 230* and TFT was 185*. When the fan decided to kick on, she made a scretching noise like the bearings were bad.

I'll test hook up to AE tomorrow for testing. Poop happens!! LOL!!

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That sucks. Guess it's a call to Tousley. Good luck Rich.


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Hi Don!! I'm gonna check local prices first, maybe find a good deal on a used one. I seen my local junk yard had two 6.0 advertised for parts, they offer a 30 day warranty.

If I can't find a good deal on a used one, I'll give Tousley a call.

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It is amazing how little the fan comes on for normal unloaded driving, even when I am horsing around like an idiot.


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good luck, I was just up there at the end of May. spent last weekend at Hershey Park.

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You guys are killing me. I am trying to get my truck ready for the slide on.

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I think I will buy the heavy duty unit if mine ever goes out. I don't think you lose any significant fuel economy with it.

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I think I will buy the heavy duty unit if mine ever goes out. I don't think you lose any significant fuel economy with it.
I'm just wondering what the main difference is between the standard fan and the HD plow package fan. Would it be more CFM? Better bearings? I'm gonna have to comb the net for some answers.

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I had the HD one go bad a few months ago and put a new one on. Not a bad job, but not fun. I used AE to run it up, and it wouldn't stay on when I forced it to. I had the same problem towing, I was headed up through Hagerstown, MD when I notice it wasn't turning on.

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I think it runs more at all RPMs, I'm not sure how much though.

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