Plastic fan or metal fan ?

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Plastic fan or metal fan ?

Post by Weske » Wed May 29, 2013 14:34

what is the difference ?
What is the best ? I have broken my plastic fan and i think now for a metal fan ?

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Re: Plastic fan or metal fan ?

Post by grantourer » Wed May 29, 2013 16:31

Hi Wesley. I have used both, my only observation is that the plastic breaks a lot easier, but the metal made more noise. I would probably go metal, a bit of extra noise in Moke is not a major problem.
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Re: Plastic fan or metal fan ?

Post by Weske » Wed May 29, 2013 16:49

thanks for the reply !
And what is better, a 4 blade or 6 blade fan ?

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Re: Plastic fan or metal fan ?

Post by Nigel(no top)Sykes » Wed May 29, 2013 17:13

Every time I've noticed it mentioned in an engine tuning article they seem to go for the 4 blade version... I don't know why. Personally I stick with the plastic ones ( but only because I've got lots of them kicking around)
At least can add up

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Re: Plastic fan or metal fan ?

Post by Doug G » Sun Jul 13, 2014 15:33

My Mini Moke, when I purchased it, had a 16 bladed metal fan,

The blades were rather rough cut but it did seem to had a manufactured supporting backing.

IE not cut out od a flattened 40 gallon drum like some sections of the body panels were. :evil:

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Post by Doug G » Sun Jul 13, 2014 15:33

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Re: Plastic fan or metal fan ?

Post by Doug G » Sun Jul 13, 2014 15:35

Has anyone got a fan on their Mini Moke with more blades?
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Re: Plastic fan or metal fan ?

Post by Weske » Sun Jul 13, 2014 17:02

:shock: nope. 6 from my metal fan and 4 from my electric

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Re: Plastic fan or metal fan ?

Post by spider » Sun Jul 13, 2014 21:39

The original plastic fans when new were more flexible than the new ones we get now and even then the originals would get hard (and brittle). I've seen them break every other day, in fact on our last trip away, only one of us had (had!) a plastic fan fitted, that lasted 2 days, a replacement was fitted and that didn't even last the day!! Yes, the radiator was secure and no un-due movement found, that was the first thing we looked at when the first one went.

I've been running the metal fans now for about 30 years, usually the 6 blade (export) ones, I've yet to break one of these or have one cause other damage. They are noisier than the plastic ones, but really, not that much more.
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Re: Plastic fan or metal fan ?

Post by Tim » Mon Jul 14, 2014 1:45

I've had two plastic fans fly apart when I've been working on the engine. Its very exciting. The sort of exciting that I could do without.

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Re: Plastic fan or metal fan ?

Post by govig » Sat Oct 03, 2015 21:29

I prefer metal fans but either will do as long as its on the right way around.

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