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excossack



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United Kingdom 1999 Defender 110 Td5 SW Caledonian Blue
Viscous fan removal

To remove the viscous fan, am I correct in thinking that as you look at the fan from the front, its a left hand thread?
I have the two spanners required. 1999 Defender TD5 110

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John M0VAZ
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Post #754002 26th Jan 2019 10:25am
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DefenderJon



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It’s a right hand thread. Anti-clockwise for removal.

Jon. Defender 90 TD5 CSW - The longer I own it, the newer it gets!!

Post #754003 26th Jan 2019 10:28am
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donmacn



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I bought a spanner off the web - what I'd have thought would have been a decent thing, and it was carp. The fan may not have been off in a while, so it was tight, but not excessively I wouldn't have said. The jaws just opened up and deformed.

I ended up taking a grinder to a 32mm spanner I had, to thin it down enough. Worked perfectly.

This was in a Tdi, and I've never had to do anything on a TD5, so it might be different.

Just food for thought in case it doesn't go as easily as you'd like. Donald

1994 Defender 300Tdi 110 SW - owned since 2002 - 220k miles and going strong

The 'rolling restoration' or tinkering thread: http://www.defender2.net/forum/topic58538.html

in the past..
RR classic - fitted with 200Tdi
1984 RR classic - V8 with ZF auto box
1993 Discovery 300Tdi

not to mention the minis and the Type 2 VW camper...

Post #754006 26th Jan 2019 10:43am
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excossack



Member Since: 22 Feb 2012
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United Kingdom 1999 Defender 110 Td5 SW Caledonian Blue

Cheers for the info chaps. 1999 Defender TD5 110

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John M0VAZ
Do you know what a nemesis is?

Post #754013 26th Jan 2019 11:20am
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roel



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Netherlands 2003 Defender 90 Td5 PU Caledonian Blue

I made my own special tool and use a hammer to kick it loose. Roel

1984 90 2.5 na Diesel - RR V8 (1994-2001)
1997 Camel Trophy Discovery 300TDI (2001-2009)
2005 G4 Discovery III 4.4 V8 (2008-2018) It's gone but it still hurts.
2003 90 Td5 (2009-now)

Post #754397 27th Jan 2019 10:03pm
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GREENI



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Glad you got sorted John, sounds like you're doing some work on her!!

Here's the spanners to go for, mine have the td5 and v8 logo stamped in them though.
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Post #754403 27th Jan 2019 10:17pm
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excossack



Member Since: 22 Feb 2012
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United Kingdom 1999 Defender 110 Td5 SW Caledonian Blue

Not done any work yet. Ordered a new fan unit and service kit today.
Some jobs i have been putting off plus down time from motorsport events plus 2 weeks off gives me some time. 1999 Defender TD5 110

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John M0VAZ
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Post #754408 27th Jan 2019 10:27pm
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GREENI



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Don't forget the plastic bag for when you're removing the main oil filter Thumbs Up instagram @v8_scumbag

Post #754411 27th Jan 2019 10:34pm
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Procta



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Thanks greeni for that tip!! I always made that mess with the oil filters! I had to kebab defender and rover ones off, due to access. Defender TD5 90 ---/--- Peugeot 306 HDI hatch back

Post #754415 27th Jan 2019 11:01pm
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excossack



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United Kingdom 1999 Defender 110 Td5 SW Caledonian Blue

Good tip Greeni. 1999 Defender TD5 110

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John M0VAZ
Do you know what a nemesis is?

Post #754868 29th Jan 2019 9:56pm
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excossack



Member Since: 22 Feb 2012
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United Kingdom 1999 Defender 110 Td5 SW Caledonian Blue

Viscous fan off - with the help of a copper hammer. The fan spanner wouldn't budge, so a quick knock with a hammer gave enough to move the spanner.
All in all not a bad job with the right tools.

Philips screw driver for the fan shroud
Set of fan spanners (Flatdog in this case) others makes I am sure are available
Hammer to shift the spanner enough to get it started
A replacement fan
and coffee. 1999 Defender TD5 110

Regards
John M0VAZ
Do you know what a nemesis is?

Post #755008 30th Jan 2019 5:15pm
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