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    Allmakes fan failure

    Hi all, I have a '01 P38 4.6.

    I replaced my viscous fan hub before going away for the Australia day long weekend. While i was at it I thought I would throw a new fan at it while in there. I ended up purchasing an "Allmakes 4x4 ERR4960" fan.

    I fitted it up with no issues, had the engine running in the shed while servicing the auto. When i have taken it for a road test I made it two blocks up the road and have heard a loud bang and found all blades had come off the fan hub and damaged everything in its path including the bonnet.

    Question - is this a one off or are there others who have had this issue?

    The waterpump was new, the engine mounts were new, no visual defects with the new fan but the plastic looked pretty grainy and poor quality with the blades broken off.

    Any feedback would be appreciated.
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    I feel for you mate, that's a nasty thing to have happen

    I find most of the aftermarket parts are of variable quality sadly.

    Lets hope they cover the damage to your vehicle !

    Steve
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    I'm reluctant to buy anything that is not OEM because of poor quality on some aftermarket stuff.
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    I had a brand new All Makes 4x4 viscous hub spew all it's fluid out on the first drive. The retailer exchanged it with another of the same brand. The new one has been fine for over 100,000 km.

    Edward

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    Thanks for your feedback

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    allmakes viscous copling and fan

    Quote Originally Posted by Prizecupboard View Post
    Hi all, I have a '01 P38 4.6.

    I replaced my viscous fan hub before going away for the Australia day long weekend. While i was at it I thought I would throw a new fan at it while in there. I ended up purchasing an "Allmakes 4x4 ERR4960" fan.

    I fitted it up with no issues, had the engine running in the shed while servicing the auto. When i have taken it for a road test I made it two blocks up the road and have heard a loud bang and found all blades had come off the fan hub and damaged everything in its path including the bonnet.

    Question - is this a one off or are there others who have had this issue?

    The waterpump was new, the engine mounts were new, no visual defects with the new fan but the plastic looked pretty grainy and poor quality with the blades broken off.

    Any feedback would be appreciated.
    I just joined the forum and I saw this thread late.
    I have also bought this combination and I am very unhappy. It didn't disintegrate but it is always very noisy. Especially during acceleration it sounds like a big tornado. Even when the engine is cold and the fan should not turn it keeps turning full speed. So I assume viscous coupling is not functionning properly.
    I don't reccomend this product.

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    Geez that's a bit scary, I have an 01 4.6 as well and recently fitted a new Britpart fan viscous clutch.
    The old one was pretty much freewheeling and caused some overheating issues.
    With the new viscous clutch in it does now sound like a cyclone, specially at start up and for the first couple of minutes, but after that the noise seems to die down, which does make me wonder about the possiblility of the fan coming apart spinning at such a high rate.
    The fan I have would be the original, I haven't noticed any signs of cracking.
    Surely you'd think they would test after market parts for suitablitiy, it is possible you just got unlucky and got a defective one.
    After reding this, I would probably only fit a genuine fan.
    You do have to be wary of after market parts, I recently replaced my panhard rod bushes with after market ones, which caused the dreaded death wobble.
    After trying lots of things and getting nowhere, I took it to my local LR specialist, he took the after market bushes out and fitte OEM ones, and the death wobble was gone.
    He showed me the bushes on the bench, the rubber was way too soft to do the job properly and caused all the problems.
    There is good reason to spend the extra on genuine parts in some of these situations.
    Good luck with yours, I hope they cover you for damage to your Rangie.
    Cheers, Pete.

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    Mate I have been told by a supplier that BritPart "manufacture for the lowest cost" so quality is not really an issue for them

    I have also had a genuine Expansion tank fail so now I am thinking some second hand parts may be better than some of the new ones !!

    Steve
    MY96 4.6 HSE P38. Niagara Grey; "The Phoenix"
    MY99 4.6 HSE P38. LPG, Blenheim Sliver; "Voldemort" burnt to a cinder
    MY79 RR Classic, Gone, MY57 Series 1 SWB, Long gone
    P38 write ups and info on my website http://p38.hts.com.au/

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    Pete, prior to hearing all the bad things about Britparts which I believe are real, I replaced my viscous fan with a britpart 3 years ago....still loud when I start it up and all good.......maybe some are just unlucky.
    Rgds Jim
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    Thanks Jim, I asked the guys at my parts supplier about the reliability of the brit part fan coupling and they said they have sold several and had no complaints or returns on those. Mine seems to be doing what it supposed to do, at least I know it's working when I start it up
    Yes may be bad luck for some, maybe it's a quality control issue, who knows?
    Cheers, Pete.

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