Re: Fan shroud?
Ok guys dont give me crap for this question. The belt tensoner has gone bad on my truck causing the belt to come loose. I have the new parts. Do I realy have to remove the entire shroud and the fan just to remove the belt? Or can I remove the bolts from the inner shroud from the block and seperate it from the main shroud on the radiator and cut it in half and junk it. I know a couple of you guys are not running an inner shroud is there any problems with it. This looks like a royal pain in the butt for what should be a simple repair I could do in 15min if all that crap was not in my way.
Since taking my stator (the part you are asking about) off, I have run about 3K miles with about half of that towing a 15K 5er in temps up to 100 degrees and over just about every kind of terrain except bona fide mountains (though I have pulled some pretty good hills)... My engine is not running any hotter, my A/C is as cold as ever and I have room to work on the truck. I have yet to find any reason to put it back on..
, with the stator out of the way, you can change the tensioner, both idler pulleys and the serpentine belt in that 15 minutes.. Been there, done that....
2003 Toreador Red/Arizona Beige CC, DRW, Lariat, FX4, 6.0 PSD, Torqshift with a few mods.
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