I wonder if that is the same type fan that has been on ebay recentlly?
On 7/14/08, BJ8Healeys <email@example.com> wrote:
> I had an incident a few years ago with a Moss Chinese-manufactured 6-bladed
> fan. Eight months and 2500 miles after I installed it, two blades broke off
> at the root, damaged the radiator header tank, and knocked the fan guard
> loose. My homemade fan shroud kept the blades and guard from going into the
> bonnet. The materials lab at work analyzed the failures and said it was due
> to metal fatigue.
> Moss replaced my radiator and sent me an identical fan, but a few weeks
> later they sent out a bulletin asking anyone who had bought the six-bladed
> fan to remove it immediately and return it. When I removed mine, I found
> paint chipping in the exact place that the first blades broke. Moss
> replaced the fan with a stainless one, but I only used that one for a short
> time due to its noise. I now run a Texas Kooler and am very happy with it.
> I would venture to say that any fan that sheds a blade will do so due to
> fatigue, and there is nothing practical that can be done to modify it to
> reduce fatigue, which is dependent on the fan material and its mechanical
> Steve Byers
> BJ8 Registry
> Havelock, NC USA
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> Sent: Wednesday, July 02, 2008 6:40 PM
> To: Ron Fine; firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: Re: [Healeys] Replacement Radiator Fan
> Sorry Ron, I have switched to the Texas Cooler but haven't experienced a
> high heat issue yet , since install, to comment.
> However I did have a question on the same topic.
> This fan issue has come up before but I don't recall any mention of
> preventative maintenance that can be taken to prevent a blade from flying.
> Has anyone
> tried adding a couple of pop rivets, J B weld or even a couple of spot
> welds to the fan blades to keep them in place without throwing the fans off
> I assume this would have to be done evenly on all of the blades.
> This "flying blade syndrome" puts a whole new meaning to the checking under
> the hood routine.
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