Originally Posted by I-RV
Boo - This section of the reply to you from Michaels has several clues,,,
1. Your unit was NOT built with a Freightliner installed fan hub, and thus
is NOT the style of fan hub that you have been reading about on the
Internet or talking to friends about, in regards to going from a 4-bolt to
a 5-bolt set-up. Your unit has a Cummins fan hub, that FCCC installed the
fan clutch to, and ultimately installed the fan to this fan clutch.
2. There are NO known issues with YOUR fan set-up in regards to what you
are describing with the 4-bolt versus a 5-bolt set-up
To me it says:
a) Your unit has a Cummins Fan Hub, installed by FL and is not the one involved with the 4 vs 5 bolt controversy.
b) Your unit was NOT built with a Freightliner installed fan hub Okay, you are clear Boo, but this indicates that the FL hubs may have problems and this brings up what the rest of us have -LOL
Seems to me it also says (or implies) that the engine was delivered to them (FCCC) with the fan hub already installed.
At any rate, it appears that I am out of the woods, but I will certainly save these emails. If my hub ever breaks, and I can prove these statements were incorrect (I do indeed have the problem hub) then it would only add fuel to the fire in a product liability lawsuit.
In no way am I saying the they are lying to me; in fact I feel quite confident that I've wrestled this bear to the ground. But since it take no effort at all to save the messages, why shouldn't I?
And yes, I may just contact Cummins with my S/N and hear their side of the story (just for fun).
Hank, I'd say others may need to find out at what point FL made the switch over from the troublesome hub to the new (Cummins) hub in order to know if their unit is vulnerable.
P.S. Just got another email from John Michaels regarding the Horton tag I found back there. As I suspected (after reading his response in my previous message) the hub is supplied by Cummins and only the clutch is supplied by Horton.
This being the case, I may still have warranty available on my 5 year engine and transmission warranty (should my hub actually fail). It's good until mid-next year.