Re: [DML] My fan made it all the way Through the day, but my fan belt di
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Re: [DML] My fan made it all the way Through the day, but my fan belt didn't



Doogie,

Surely those last moments before the belt's collapse helped it over the edge.
But 30 year old stuff doesn't much help, it can do it by itself!

For the replacement part, you don't need a lift, just a good jack and floor stands.
A friend and I just last week completed a total hose overhaul with the car about half a yard in the air on axle stands.
Most hoses can be replaced with that space under the car.
Replace the hoses underneath the intake manifold and the heater hoses with all wheels close to mother earth. Much easier to do.

Work patiently and check all clamps before filling her up. She'll reward you by not leaking.
Good luck,

Welmoed.


--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "Doug Menkhaus" <dmenkhaus@...> wrote:
 
> I've already looked into getting the hose replacement kit, and will very
> soon.  I want to replace all the rubber and give it a good flushing, but
> definitely want to do that when I have access to a lift.  Will do the fans
> at the same time.  For now, to get it mobile again, I'll get the belts on
> and get it properly refilled.  I think the pressurized coolant tester /
> water pump bleed is the way I want to go with it.  If I do it that way I
> don't have to mess with the radiator/heater hose right?
> 
>  
> 
> Thanks,
> 
>  
> 
> Doogie
> 
>  
> 
> From: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of
> Marc Levy
> Sent: Thursday, July 05, 2012 8:49 PM
> To: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: Re: [DML] My fan made it all the way Through the day, but my fan
> belt didn't
> 
>  
> 
>   
> 
> Does not sound too bad, but the only way to know for sure is to replace the
> belt and fill it up.  Keep an eye on cross contamination of fluids, as well
> as excessive pressure in the coolant system when the engine is running.
> 
> The concern I have with your story is "30 year old belts".  If the belts are
> original, then the radiator probably is too.  Be careful with the hoses on
> the plastic radiator tank (the small hose at the top on the passenger side
> is where you bleed the radiator).  Other than that, best thing to do is put
> some pressure in the system (with a coolant tester) and bleed from the top
> of the water pump.
> 
> If you plan on driving this car, and still have all original parts, this may
> be a good time to do a full cooling system/water pump/valley of death
> service on the car..  Assuming it also has not been done, 30 yr old water
> pump seals and hoses will get you stuck again.
> 
> --- On Thu, 7/5/12, Doug Menkhaus <dmenkhaus@...
> <mailto:dmenkhaus%40fuse.net> > wrote:
> 
> From: Doug Menkhaus <dmenkhaus@... <mailto:dmenkhaus%40fuse.net> >
> Subject: [DML] My fan made it all the way Through the day, but my fan belt
> didn't
> To: "dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx <mailto:dmcnews%40yahoogroups.com> "
> <dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx <mailto:dmcnews%40yahoogroups.com> >
> Date: Thursday, July 5, 2012, 7:49 PM
> 
> Thank Steve for the help with diagnosing my blower motor cutout issue, the
> replacement Circuit Breaker I got from DMCMW earlier as part of there "Relay
> upgrade kit" was really beneficial and I was so glad it included the Circuit
> Breaker.
> 
> During the parade, my car ran great, even in the 100 degree temps!  I wasn't
> running the A/C since we had the doors open, and the temp of the car stayed
> at the first line the whole time.  I was a little nervous about the radiator
> fans running so much, as when I was checking the blower motor circuit
> breaker for proper operation, I noticed the wires for the radiator fans
> circuit breaker were "warm".  I have the original fans, so, I definitely
> need the low-draw fan upgrade.
> 
> As a side benefit, my fuel gauge seems to be working a little bit better.
> It never read above 1/4 of a tank, so I never knew how much gas I had
> (almost ran out the morning of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway event). Well,
> I filled it up, and I think the sloshing around during the drive to the
> parade loosened it up.  It now reads 1/2 :-). Yeah!!
> 
> So after the parade, we went to Cliffs, and had a great time.
> 
> During the 45 minute drive home, the car ran good, and the air cooled the
> car adequately in the 100 degree temps.  I ran the fan on speed 3' as I knew
> with the air on and the fans running I was taxing the original electrical
> system, so I didn't push it all the way. The car ran just below the 220
> mark.
> 
> 2 miles from my house, the battery light came on, and the voltage was down
> somewhere around the 8 volt mark.  I turned off the blower motor and the
> A/C, thinking I probably threw a belt.  I though surely I can make it on the
> battery the 2 miles home.  Then I looked at the temp gauge, oh yeah, same
> fan belt for the water pump.  The gauge quickly hit the top mark.  I think I
> drove a total of 500 feet from when I saw the battery light and when I
> stopped the engine.
> 
> As soon as I did, the radiator cap started spewing out with good force.  I
> left a trail from the overflow hose about 100 foot long.  The 30 year old
> belt was shredded.
> 
> AAA towed me home, and I got replacement belts today at NAPA (had them in
> stock!) and will put them on this weekend.
> 
> So, reading above, did I do any damage to the engine?  It ran up to full on
> the gauge, but the entire thing was 500 feet long at 35 mph.  It barfed out
> probably a gallon, and was definitely hot, but it was all very short.  So, a
> short overheat.
> 
> I think there is a nice write up somewhere ( maybe on Hervey's site or
> somewhere on DMCTALK?) that details how to reload and purge the radiator.  I
> should get the auto leader too.
> 
> Hoping all is well, thanks for you help,
> 
> Doogie
> 
> > 
> 
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