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Old 10-13-2015, 07:27 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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Why not just take the fan off the hub and install an electric fan?
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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, 08:20 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, 08:20 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, 08:23 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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Old 10-13-2015, 08:27 PM   #48
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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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Old 10-15-2015, 05:00 PM   #50
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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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Old 10-15-2015, 05:55 PM   #51
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Back East we say " piece of cake " . Or one could say " easy as pie " . Just making conversation !
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Back East we say " piece of cake " . Or one could say " easy as pie " . Just making conversation !

I agree those out west guys talk funny.



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Old 10-15-2015, 07:16 PM   #53
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Pies are lower calorie lol


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Old 10-15-2015, 07:46 PM   #54
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Guys, guys.... I did the cake/pie thing just for fun. Anyone watch the older NCIC with the Israeli girl that always screwed up like "couch onion" instead of "couch potato".

Or the show where she said the "guy was on the goat" then quickly corrected herself "on the sheep" and Dinozo says "on the lam".

That sorta thing.

I KNOW it's actually "piece of cake". But WTH, I caused 1 or 2 to smile.

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Old 10-15-2015, 08:53 PM   #55
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We are just pulling your arm.


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Old 10-15-2015, 09:19 PM   #56
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We are just pulling your arm.


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Or pushing my leg????

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You guys are cracking me down



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Excellent, maybe we've started a new trend here..... Anyone else??

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OK, so I finally got to take some pics of my fan hub. I'm assuming the bolts that caused the problem are the four holding the fan to the "red thingy".

Am I correct?? And is the four bolt unit the newer one??

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