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fan operates on cold start up ?

Truck has sat for 7-10 days and when I got in to start this morning the Fan was on for about a mile or two before it shut off.

is this normal ?
It was mid 40's this morning and we know how these trucks run until they get up to operating temperature.

It's happened before but I really noticed it this morning.
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This is normal the computer will engage the fan to full yield, it actually puts a bit of a load on the wngine to attempt to help warm up faster

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That's normal.

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Now, on 7.3s (viscous clutch), there was a TSB for this called "morning sluggishness" or something to that effect. A 6.0 clutch is electric only right?



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Now, on 7.3s (viscous clutch), there was a TSB for this called "morning sluggishness" or something to that effect. A 6.0 clutch is electric only right?
The 6.0 has the same kinda fan clutch.



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The 6.0 has the same kinda fan clutch.

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So it's the same issue? Thick fluid in the clutch, then it warms up and disengages?



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So it's the same issue? Thick fluid in the clutch, then it warms up and disengages?
Can't say for certain, this is where the truck owner needs to troubleshoot issues. On post #36, you can find fan testing.

Time for a new fan clutch


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