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Old 10-13-2015, 08:27 PM   #41
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Do you know when they changed to the 5 bolt pattern. When I get to Gaffney in Dec I will asknthem to check mine.


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Old 10-13-2015, 08:34 PM   #42
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Why not just take the fan off the hub and install an electric fan?
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Old 10-13-2015, 08:38 PM   #43
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Do you know when they changed to the 5 bolt pattern. When I get to Gaffney in Dec I will asknthem to check mine.


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According to Silver the new hub installed in his is a four bolt hub. So not sure what the 4 bolt verse 5 bolt is all about.
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Why not just take the fan off the hub and install an electric fan?

OC I have looked at different options and none of them are cheap or easy to install. I'm not able to do the work myself.
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Old 10-13-2015, 09:20 PM   #45
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There are 4 square head long screws that hold it in. 2 on the back panel and 2 on the floor panel. Remove them and buy new ones

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Before I put the latches on my hatch I was going to but hex nuts for the hatch so it would be easier to remove. Mine had phillips and were a bear and as you say stripped out as well as undercoated. Were just as bad the second time.
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Old 10-13-2015, 09:20 PM   #46
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Marty I have four bolts on the fan hub. It's a weird bolt like a Toric shape but a bolt. I have not seen a blot like that before.
I believe a 12 point socket will fit. They use a 12 point because more torque can be applied to a smaller diameter, this according to Wik.
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Old 10-13-2015, 09:23 PM   #47
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Vince you are right. It's obvious once someone tells you. LOL. I really didn't need to even check. The bolts might break but I'm positive that they are tight. Thanks for clearing that up.
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OC I have looked at different options and none of them are cheap or easy to install. I'm not able to do the work myself.
Don't think I said it was cheap or easy, but it sure would be cheaper than a fan going thru a radiator and more.
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Don't think I said it was cheap or easy, but it sure would be cheaper than a fan going thru a radiator and more.
The entire discussion is based in a guy having a fan fail. As far as we can tell there were some "bad" fan hubs in some FL early XCR chassis. Mostly 08 and 09. I would rather know the the issue was addressed by 2010 when my chassis was made. If in fact the hub on mine is bad I would do the aftermarket hub. It's just a lot to spend if I don't have to.
On the other hand an after market hub can give better HP and MPG numbers. It's a good suggestion just an expensive one. Maybe a short term unsecured loan? Didn't think so. I wouldn't loan me money either.
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Before I put the latches on my hatch I was going to but hex nuts for the hatch so it would be easier to remove. Mine had phillips and were a bear and as you say stripped out as well as undercoated. Were just as bad the second time.
I'm swapping my Phillips screws out for hex head bolts now. I have no idea how they can be SO tight, even after they've been in and out a few times.

But my Phillips heads are pretty chewed up.

Once you know how, getting the panel up is a piece of pie.

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