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What's wrong with this picture?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by ak bandit, Sep 28, 2005.

  1. ak bandit

    ak bandit 1/2 ton status

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    If you're facing the front of the engine, the fan spins clockwise right? My alternator fan spins counter clockwise? Or do I have the wrong water pump fan? :confused:

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    Flip the fan around :dunno:
     
  3. 81jimmyslt

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    That was my first thought when I looked at the pic.


    oh ya

    :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow:
     
  4. ak bandit

    ak bandit 1/2 ton status

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    That was also my first thought, but wasnt sure...So if you're looking at the front of the engine, the fan spins counter clockwise?
     
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    Cant see it, to much bling :p:
     
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    Check a stock alt fan, it's the same way. They actually suck thru the alt from the rear. I'm guessing that's to keep the junk from going thru the alt since it won't easily make the 180* turn.
     
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    ak bandit 1/2 ton status

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    I just found a picture of my old engine...It appears that the fan on the new engine is installed correctly.

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    Think about that alittle harder,,,it doesn't work that way
     
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    "If your looking at the front of this engine, whipe the drool off of your chin." I Likey what I see!!
     
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    "whats wrong with this picture?"


    ACTUALLY !!

    whats wrong, is it's not sitting under the hood of my Burb :doah: :D
     
  11. diesel4me

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    read it!

    Many fans I've removed have the word "FRONT" stamped into the hub where it bolts on... :whistle: ...if your still in doubt,(if its not marked)--just start it up--if it blows towards you instead of the motor,its wrong!.. :crazy:
     
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    ... but simply bolting it on the other way will make it look just as it does now, and still blow the same direction. To actually change the direction of airflow you would have to reverse the rotation of the blade or change the pitch of the blades to opposite of what they are now (but simply "flipping" the blade around doesn't change the direction of airflow.) Just a friendly FYI. ;)
     
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    by "wrong",I meant..

    What I meant by the blade being "wrong",is that it would be a "reverse rotation" if the air flowed away from the motor,and you'd need a "standard rotation" blade.. ..I know what your saying,the blades have to be offset the "other" way.... I've been guilty of bolting stock rigid blade fans on backwards when I was in a hurry,and had a few beers while wrenching!.. :blush: :tongue1: --when I removed them,thats when Isaw "FRONT" stamped in the hub.. :doah: :crazy:
     
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    looks like your using serpentine belt instead of v-belt. on serp belt there should be tension wheel to keep belt tight. with serp belt ,depends on how belt is run which direction accessories turn
     
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    WOW crap thats alot of confusion hopefully this will clarify. after looking at the engine it is correct.
     
  16. chevyin

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    I bought a chevelle several years ago that the guy had freshly rebuilt the engine and had put a flex-fan on it. First time I got it rolling I took it out in front of the house and dumped the cluth to lay a little rubber. :D Turns out the guy had mounted the flex fan backwards, Id never noticed, and that first time I got on it it flexed forward enough to chew up the brand new radiator. I can laugh about it now.
     
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    Radiator fan is on backwards. Flip it over. Heavy edge cuts the air.
     
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    fan blade

    The engine rotates clockwise looking at the front of it.
    The fan is on correctly.
    Flipping it would put the curved part of the blade facing the engine and will not move any air rotating clockwise.
     

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