appetite wrote: ↑
Wed Jun 06, 2018 6:48 pm
Holy crap, that was a pain in the ass.
Any tricks or warnings of things i should be aware of?
YES! I have WARNINGS GALORE.
a) this is rapidly spinning machinery, far more rapid than any of your other cars. Please make sure the fan runs true, is bolted up securely on clean flanges, clean shims, clean hub, and is correctly aligned front-to-back in relation to the crankshaft pulley.
b) the Bentley calls for a 2mm gap between the big black circle that bolts to the fan housing with those four 10mm bolts and the fan itself. Make it so by adding or subtracting shims between the hub and the fan. Make sure there is no rubbing at every step of re-assembly. Make sure that the big black circle plate is correctly oriented to the fan housing so the cooling duct faces down and is correctly oriented to the alternator so your electrical terminals are where they were.
c) if there is rubbing at start-up, loosen the hold down strap, the fan housing side bolts, then restart engine and gently push or pull to see which way erases the rubbing sound. Then, tighten down with a little "english" in the quiet direction.
d) disconnect the thermostat from the bracket and run the thermostat up and down after assembly is done to ensure that the rod hasn't jammed.
Other than that, have fun.
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