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Old 11-30-2009
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Default Engine Compartment Squirrel Cage Exhaust Fan motor noisy

Does anyone have a source for the long squirrel cage fan at the back of the engine compartment on my 89PT 40.
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Grainger can match it.

http://www.grainger.com/Grainger/wwg/start.shtml
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Grainger has 115v only/ still looking.
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That is/was a very expensive fan.
Find something else to replace it.
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That is/was a very expensive fan.
Find something else to replace it.
Here's an idea that some of the members have used;

Wanderlodge Owners Group > Links, Files, Old Yahoo Forum Database and Downloads > Manuals and Files Stored in This Forums Software DATABASE > Index of Downloaded Manuals and Files in Forums Software Database >FILES & DIRECTORIES > SPRENGER FAN.pdf 30-Nov-2009 18:22 177k


Wanderlodge Owners Group > Mechanic's Corner > Engine > Detroit Diesel Tips and Modifications > DETROIT DIESEL ENGINE COMPARTMENT EXHAUST FAN.pdf
DETROIT DIESEL engine compartment exhaust fan, helps in removing hot air that accumulates in the rear engine compartments of 'Birds, that tends to heat soak up into the rear bedroom area, after the engine is shut down, this can be used in any rear engined 'Bird.
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I used a 12v Hayden fan to replace the fan on my Perkins genset that works great there and should flow enough for your application if you have the room for a 17" fan.

The model is Hayden model 3817. It is a high flow 17" fan than can be bought through O'Reilly Auto Parts online or Ebay for $149. It can also be run as a two speed fan, which is how I set it up on the Perkins.
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Randy, do you have any ideas where I might get a price on an exact match before I start modifications.
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Randy, do you have any ideas where I might get a price on an exact match before I start modifications.
No,i have no idea.
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Default Engine Compartment Squirrel Cage Exhaust Fan motor noisy

Happy New Year everybody, Got the year started off right trying to get some things done on the bird. I had made the decision after reading several posts about the squirrel cage fan in the engine compartment if my 88 WB to take it out and put it with other items I had removed. I got it out and it would not turn. While walking to the shop I reached in and it was full of pieces of that famous foam and seems to get into everything. I turned it a little and shook all of the junk out and just had a thought, lets see if this works. I put 12 volts to it and after belching out a bunch of #### it ran like new.

Well maybe I will put it back in but now the question is, what turns this fan on and off ? Is there a thermostat somewhere that makes it kick on ? Maybe run a switch to it

By the way while I was checking things out I found that the cable running to the starter had been rubbing along the bottom of the frame and allowed water to get in and the cable was in very bad shape and was not far from shorting out. I will follow up what Randy said, we all need to be checking our wiring.
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Happy New Year everybody, Got the year started off right trying to get some things done on the bird. I had made the decision after reading several posts about the squirrel cage fan in the engine compartment if my 88 WB to take it out and put it with other items I had removed. I got it out and it would not turn. While walking to the shop I reached in and it was full of pieces of that famous foam and seems to get into everything. I turned it a little and shook all of the junk out and just had a thought, lets see if this works. I put 12 volts to it and after belching out a bunch of **** it ran like new.

Well maybe I will put it back in but now the question is, what turns this fan on and off ? Is there a thermostat somewhere that makes it kick on ? Maybe run a switch to it

By the way while I was checking things out I found that the cable running to the starter had been rubbing along the bottom of the frame and allowed water to get in and the cable was in very bad shape and was not far from shorting out. I will follow up what Randy said, we all need to be checking our wiring.
what turns this fan on and off...our '87 there is a Snap Switch (round button about the size of a quarter), in the engine compartment ceiling. Looking into the engine compartment from the curb grill side, the switch is about a foot back from the forward wall. Use a flashlight to find it.
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