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Old August 17th, 2015, 03:17 PM
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Long as you space it up it should be fine. Also the genuine RRC fan is build much nicer than those aftermarket ones. Jimmy's blew up in 3 or 4 pieces but thank god didn't get the radiator.
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Old August 17th, 2015, 04:37 PM
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They don't fit perfectly with the Defender fan shroud. You have to space up the shroud and under certain instances the fan can rub the shroud which, in my opinion, will lead to premature failure.
So, you have to space the shroud because the RRC fan blade is thicker?
I think I can picture this.

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Personally I think they are shit quality and am looking for a metal replacement. Numerous ones have failed and apparently not all in defenders.

That is most likely true, too.

It's all craptastic plastic these days.
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I don't think there is enough clearance for the classic fan in the Defender fan shroud. Its fine when it is sitting there running, but I suspect that the fan hits the shroud during heavy acceleration sine the motor mounts will flex. Put your car (doesn't have to be a Defender) in drive and push the accelerator and brake at the same time, you might be surprised at how much it moves.
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*needs new motor mounts

Actually, I would like to measure the genuine vs aftermarket diameters of the fan
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Don't know if this old news, but I did a search and did not see this anywhere. I got an Imperial fan clutch from Advance Auto Parts today for my 91 Range Rover. The part number is 215053. The cost was $65.94. I put it on today and my temp gauge stayed between 180 and 195 for about an hour while riding around in 95 degree heat. I got one from Auto Zone first and it did not work. The center part was too big for the hole in the fan. It is a Torqflo part number 922301.

From the Range Rover forum. AFAIK the OP is still using this with good results.
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Old August 18th, 2015, 10:01 AM
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Don't know if this old news, but I did a search and did not see this anywhere. I got an Imperial fan clutch from Advance Auto Parts today for my 91 Range Rover. The part number is 215053. The cost was $65.94. I put it on today and my temp gauge stayed between 180 and 195 for about an hour while riding around in 95 degree heat. I got one from Auto Zone first and it did not work. The center part was too big for the hole in the fan. It is a Torqflo part number 922301.

From the Range Rover forum. AFAIK the OP is still using this with good results.

^^ Good to know. ^^
Any difference in noise level?
I wouldn't want to mess up my posh ride...



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I've got a used RRC fan shroud and fan on the way.
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I put the RRC fan shroud in and found that it doesn't work well enough in the Defender. My truck started running warm in city traffic rather quickly. Now I just need to find a used Defender fan shroud.

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Jimmy, I have a disco fan shroud in my D90 - works fine. I had to make some brackets for the bottom iirc, but otherwise a simple job to fit.
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I don't think there is enough clearance for the classic fan in the Defender fan shroud. Its fine when it is sitting there running, but I suspect that the fan hits the shroud during heavy acceleration sine the motor mounts will flex. Put your car (doesn't have to be a Defender) in drive and push the accelerator and brake at the same time, you might be surprised at how much it moves.
If you drive like me it moves a lot.
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For the archives, I have a serpentine belt motor in my truck. I believe this makes a difference and a disco fan shroud isn't a good choice for a v-belt setup.

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Jimmy, I have a disco fan shroud in my D90 - works fine. I had to make some brackets for the bottom iirc, but otherwise a simple job to fit.
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I don't think there is enough clearance for the classic fan in the Defender fan shroud. Its fine when it is sitting there running, but I suspect that the fan hits the shroud during heavy acceleration sine the motor mounts will flex. Put your car (doesn't have to be a Defender) in drive and push the accelerator and brake at the same time, you might be surprised at how much it moves.

BTW, you can trim the fan a little smaller, you know...
I just had to do this in my Tdi.
I guess the hack that installed my motor had a few too many that day; no matter how many times I tried to realign...the fan kept rubbing the shroud under torque.

So I trimmed the fan blades just a little shorter.
It was only the bottom 1/2 blades that were hitting; the top 1/2 looked clear??

vv - - In my case(black fan), mark the edges with a silver sharper ....then cut/smooth. - - vv


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I hate to say anything but Ive heard lots about Rover motor mounts being junk. Im suprised to hear that the engine is moving enough for the fan to hit the shroud. In all three of the Rovers ive never broken a motor transmission or t-case mount. I have replaced them in the past, one truck is running the Jaguar motor mounts. I hate beating this dead horse any longer but I have not had any issues with my fan rubbing once I adjusted the fan shroud. I initially rubbed a hole in the top of it but so far so good.

now someone go out and find a replacement alternative to the 20+ year old fan
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That could be the case.

Also, the Tdi mounts are squishy compared to the V8 mounts...

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