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    New fans required

    Recently I have discovered (see my post on relays) that my fans are caput so need to replace them.

    I wanted to get done advice on where I can get some replacements from other than pilgrim. I have 2 x twin either 9" or 10" fans (going to measure later) and want to get straight replacements, rather than replacing with a 1 x 16" fan, to save having to make alterations.

    I assume as well as dimensions of the replacements, I need to consider the different type of motor speed to get something adequate?

    Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

    Cheers,
    David

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    Have a look at car builder solutions, they have a full range of fans.

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    Cheers Tony

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    if you are tight-fisted, I used 2 Maestro fans, sitting side by side from a scrappy on my old Pilgrim Sumo.
    Worked fine.
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    Cheers Kevin, hope you're well!?

    I have decided to go with a 16" replacement, since they need replacing i might as well.

    Cheers,
    David

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    Silly question coming....

    How do you safely remove the plastic pull ties holding the fans against the radiator, without damaging the radiator itself?

    Just use some cutters to cut the ends off so they loosen and come undone?

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    Best to mount the fans independently.
    The ties will eventually make your radiator leak. As mine did. Then you will have to replace radiator as well.
    There are quite a few post on this if you search
    Hth

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    Thanks Rowly.

    What I plan to do is make some brackets for my new larger fan so it's not attached to the radiator directly.

    My problem I have atm is removing the old ones and cables ties safely without damaging the radiator. The 2 fans I am taking out are connected to the rad via the cable ties through the rad. I can't see clearly how I can remove these without risking damaging something, as they pull tight but don't loosen to remove.

    I assume I just need to cut them off somehow without slipping and catching the radiator?

    BR,
    David

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    Basically snip through them very carefully.
    Don't touch the radiator cores just the fins.
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    Thanks Kev, guess I just need to be careful when snipping them off.

    Wanted to check, just in case I was going the wrong way about it and there was a simple trick I was missing.

    Thanks again,
    Dave

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