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post #1 of (permalink) Old 02-12-2002, 10:45 PM Thread Starter
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fan ate radiator!

i was playing around tonight trying to back up a steep hill. after one attempt, steam started shooting out from under the hood. the fan blade hit the radiator. how can this happen? the radiator is bolted tight. last week the oil filter got a hole in from hitting the motor mounts, so i am guessing that this means my motor mounts are shot. anyone else have any suggestions?

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I knew a guy from Guam who used section of CHAINS to mount his engine in his old, beat up CJ. I don't know how his engine stayed in place....I've seen it roll on it's side violently after backing down a hill and losing control of it. Somehow his radiator was never damaged from his adventures, but I don't think I would use his methods!!

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Re: fan ate radiator!

Sounds like it.

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Sounds like it.

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Re: fan ate radiator!

Yep, bite the bullet and buy yourself some poly mounts.

While you're at it, you need to drop the MM (passenger) to drop the oil pan. If you've got leaks now would be the perfect time to drop the pan and throw in a new set of gaskets and rear-main.

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Re: fan ate radiator!

It's a little late now, but a piece of "expanded metal" (steel mesh) wire tied to the back of the radiator will stop the dreaded <font color=green>Fan Monster</font color=green> from chowing your core. Then you can worry about other things...like the fan exploding from contacting the expanded metal![img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/laugh.gif[/img]

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Re: fan ate radiator!

My fan ate my radiator when one of the solder joints that hold the mounts to the upper and lower tanks came loose.

As far as the chain on the motor mounts, we did that for drag cars years ago. It kept the torque from popping the engine through the hood for a look-see if a motor mount broke.



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80cj, I just took a 3 row out of my 1980 and went with aluminum. Radiator is fine shape, no leaks or any problems. It's yours for $75 plus shipping and I can check on shipping cost (from Arizona) John

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Re: fan ate radiator!

Where did it eat it top or bottom? when I dropped my trans ,If I had not tied the motor up at the back it would have tilted enough to hit the radiator and at least bend a fan blade ,if not puncture it.check the trans mount and the skidplate also, mine on my 1980 cj had a few stress cracks in it I had to weld up and put a brace across it,before putting it back up.I still need to make a new one one of these days.New rubber motor mounts are pretty cheap at most auto parts stores 12 -15 bucks.

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