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Learning to do a tune up.....who’s bright idea is this?


Lorfjord2
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I’ve been here before. I had to put a 2. After my Name....

anyway my 1975 Bmw 2002 has been parked for 5 years. Because the mechanics I’ve been taking it to, just didn’t do anything they were supposed to.....I’m starting from scratch. My neighbor is teaching me.

question 1. Can your fan blade just randomly break?  He says yes. I think the previous guys hit it with a hammer.....

question 2. Can that tube that goes from the radiator to the water bottle snap perfectly as if it were cut.?

either I learn how to take care of my bluebird or I let her go. 
 

thoughts? 

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56 minutes ago, Lorfjord2 said:

question 2. Can that tube that goes from the radiator to the water bottle snap perfectly as if it were cut.?

Stuff snaps, maybe it froze too many times.  Like to see some pictures, and yes you do need to learn how to take care of your bluebird, unless you have disposable income. Just kidding, like to see another 75.  Where are you located?

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I'd say possibly to both. The plastic the fan is made of is rather brittle and I have a radiator where the overflow nipple came unbrazed from the cap neck.

 

Most mechanic's nowadays don't know how to work on a carburetor or anything without a computer and OBDII.

 

working on a 2002 isn't hard, it just takes some know how and the right tools.

 

Replacing the fan isn't too hard and requires removing the radiator. So once you get the radiator out take it to a radiator shop they should be able to fix it for you. Then you can replace the fan and do your tune up.

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The asymmetric 5 blade fans do break--and it isn't that uncommon.  I had one shed parts of 4 blades--amazingly it didn't cause an imbalance, as it occurred on an 800 mile road trip, and I didn't notice it until arrived home and noticed the fan.

 

Turned into a wall clock, it became the hard luck trophy for a Mid America fest several years ago.  Its nickname was...Stumpy.

 

The small four blade fans seem to be much more robust.

 

mike

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