32fire3

im changing my generator anybody know what size socket i need to buy to unhook the fan from the generator its a big one help

dave abercrombie
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Wayne
Use a 36mm or 1 7/16" socket to get it off.
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68autobug

 

I've never taken one of those nuts off...

I changed from a generator to an alternator and at the same time from a non doghouse fan shroud to a doghouse shroud and fan etc....

so, My generator is still in the shed with the fan attached...

 

My Son, had a fan come loose....

but I'm sure if you never take the fan off....

it surely will never come off....

I've read where with big horsepower engines , the fan blades are welded all round to stop then coming apart....

 

I'm sure you won't have that problem.....

just be careful with the fan itself, as if they are accidently bent, I don't think they can be straightened...

as they have to be perfect to stop any rubbing.... 

I thought the Nut may have been difficult to remove, but the Haynes manual says they are only done up to 43 ft lbs.....

 

cheers

 

Lee Noonan

 

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32fire3
a1and half inch was loose but worked im charging again 
dave abercrombie
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68autobug

 

All sized bolts and nuts on a Beetle are Metric...

that is in mm.. millimeters... 

not inch sizes...

 

I was lucky, My first few cars were beetles when I first started work, and all the tools I have bought have always been metric..

 

if You are using inch spanners etc.. make sure they are a tight fit...

otherwise You can wreck the bolt /nut....

especially with high tensions...

 

cheers

 

Lee --

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