[V8] Electric cooling fan needed
Bob.Korn at Fike.com
Mon May 14 12:27:10 EDT 2007
Did this to mine a few years ago. Found a bearing at the local Ace
hardware that worked, had to shim the end cap a little.
From: v8-bounces at audifans.com [mailto:v8-bounces at audifans.com] On Behalf
Of d saad
Sent: Monday, May 14, 2007 10:42 AM
To: v8 at audifans.com
Subject: Re: [V8] Electric cooling fan needed
DISCONNECT IT NOW!!!
If you have not burned up the commutator and brush holder (like happened
to me :-( you can probably rebuild your motor. On mine, the very cheap
and easy to replace front bearing seized up. If you have not literally
burned up the motor yet, take it to a good motor shop and let them look
at it. This thing is crazy expensive new from the dealer. Seems like it
was in the $400 range several years ago.
And - note to all of you people out there who are driving 16 year old
cars with tired old cooling fans - replace this bearing BEFORE it fails
and you will be happy. The part is only a few dollars, and it is easy to
replace. Be sure to get a bearing rated for an electric motor.
I found that a fan from a older Chevy truck was a pretty close physical
fit, but it did not have even half the power that the Audi unit does.
That may help you in a pinch though...
> Cooling fan started making some really
strange sounds yesterday on the way
> home from Mom's. Finally
locked up - luckily it wasn't too hot and I
stuck in traffic!
> Any of you guys parting a car with
a good one? What are my options on a
> one besides
the dealer? I haven't been able to find one at any of the
independent German parts places yet.
> Fred in RI
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