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Yeah thats right, about two weeks ago i noticed a really annoying sound coming from the front of the engine, i though it was the power steering pump cuz i have a leak and have'nt put any fluid in like three months no power steering for 3 months, so i decided to take off the belt to see if the would stop the noice but i did'nt then i noticed my fan was really wobbly, and the noice was coming from there, the fan is out of balance cuz i have one fan blade missing when my fan shroud broke in a head on accident with a wretched 260z going like 5mph, at first i though no big deal i just dent it my bumper and broke my left turn signal, and mess up my system cuz of the sudden stop the whole box and amp came coming crashing into my seat, good thing my seat have the head rest or something really bad could of happen to me. i went to the mechanic and he told me i needed a new fan a new fan clutch, a new water pump cuz the bearing were messed up cuz of the fan being out of balance, and to top it off my radiator has 3 fucking leaks, why does this happen when i dont have a job oh well life works in mysterious ways,the mechanic said i could get a fan and shroud of a junk yard to save some money what do you guys think should i get everthing new or go the cheap way and try and find a mark 2 in a junkyard whick will be really hard to do.
 

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I have a used fan shroud, cheap. let me know if you're interested.
 

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I have a used fan shroud, cheap. let me know if you're interested.
Do you think it would fit my 83 ptype,for how much, and how i would pay you
 

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I'd get the fan and fan shroud from a junk yard. The fan clutch I wouldn't worry about unless you got overheating problems (which you might, considering your rad is leaking and your water pump is on it's last leg). If you do get a fan clutch they say the OEM ones are the best, while getting a used one that works is unlikely (I just returned a fan clutch to a junk yard as it wasn't engaging even while my engine was overheating). Your rad may be patchable for now with solder (ask Suprafiend about that ;-) ) but should get professionally repaired or replaced. Your water pump I wouldn't fool around with, probably best to get new, however getting a used one could hold you over for now (but you really should get a brand new gasket for it regardless). By the sounds of it the one you have now is cooked and you could have a really bad episode if you leave it as is. A faulty cooling system could very easily lead to a burned out motor or a broken head gasket so you do need to get on top of this. If you can't aford to fix it properly now then you might as well let the car sit around until you can. Good luck!

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Thanks im prob ganna let the car sit for a while, then see if i can borrow some cash from my mom, for sure i will probably get the radiator new as well as the fan clutch and a new water pump, i can get the new radiator for 135, and the water pump for 65, but the fan clutch oem is like an average of 125 i did a couple of searches on the net
 

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i have never had a fan clutch go bad on me.




however....
my buddy seems cursed by them, and has literally had DOZENS go bad on him.
SOLUTION: cheap and easy. pull the fan off, drill a hole thru the whole clutch assembly, and then run a small bolt thru it. VOILA! solid mechanical fan, always spins, no issues!

good luck with the rest of your fixes.
 

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my buddy seems cursed by them, and has literally had DOZENS go bad on him.
SOLUTION: cheap and easy. pull the fan off, drill a hole thru the whole clutch assembly, and then run a small bolt thru it. VOILA! solid mechanical fan, always spins, no issues!
Hmmm... seems like a bad idea to lock the fan on all the time. The fan clutch is called a clutch for a reason, it's supposed to engage only when needed. Check out this thread for some info as to why it's bad to lock it up all the time:

http://www.celicasupra.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=2999&start=0

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im ganna definate buy me a new fan clutch, as for my fan clutch it does engage perfectly and does not overheat however the problem is it makes this really messed up noice like there is something hitting something else,im also going to buy a 6mge engine from Aaron in the future and that already comes with a water pump, man i wish i could win the lottery lol,

i noticed that if i dont turn that car on at least every 2 days the battery starts to drain and it takes it a while to go over the 12 mark on the battery meter, a while means like 5 to 10 minutes, would you know why it does this
 

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as for my fan clutch it does engage perfectly and does not overheat however the problem is it makes this really messed up noice like there is something hitting something else
Hmmm... It could be because your fan blade is damaged and is causing the water pump pully to go off balance. You may only need to change the fan blade if your clutch does in fact engage. But the water pump probably needs to be changed.

- Mike
 
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