[xj] Imperial Fan Installation

“Al PEREZ” <@Al_Perez>

I have been trying to remove my old cracked fan blade to install the
Imperial
fan blade and for the life of me can not determine how and what to remove.

Can anyone please give me some advise.

On my 1984 Federal XJ6 Slll I have a one piece fan shroud
and it almost appears that I have to remove the radiator to get the thing
out.
I also have a strange clip that attaches the fan clutch and from what little
I can see
in the small space allowed there is not an attachment bolt to remove it.

I have managed to remove the four bolts that hold the yellow fan in place
and now I am basically stuck.

Please advise.

Al Perez
1984 XJ6 Slll
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“Dr Gregory Andrachuk” mgb@uvvm.uvic.ca

Al: the fan shroud is loosed from underneath the car. It is obvious when you
see it, plus there are fastenings on top. You are not going to remove the
shroud, just loosen it so the fan can be manoeuvred around it.
Now, you do NOT remove the fan alone. If you look carefully you will see
four nuts holding the fan/clutch unit to the water pump. There is not much
space but you can remove these nuts (they will fall to the ground so have
something there to catch them), then the entire unit pulls OFF the studs.
You remove fan and “clutch” unit in one piece, and remove the fan from the
clutch afterwards. Put the new one on, and fit the entire thing to the car
again. Generally you can use the fan belt to turn the unit for access to the
various nuts. Once you look at it, it is all a matter of common sense and
small fingers, and it can be done with really no tricks at all. I have done
it twice and I am not the most dextrous person.
Gregory
Ignore Haynes manual and Jaguar manual
instructions. They refer to the earlier steel fan assembly and do NOT apply.
Gregory---- Original Message -----
From: “Al PEREZ” PEREZAL@prodigy.net
To: xj-digest@jag-lovers.org
Sent: Sunday, May 28, 2000 5:21 PM
Subject: [xj] Imperial Fan Installation

“Al PEREZ” PEREZAL@prodigy.net

I have been trying to remove my old cracked fan blade to install the
Imperial
fan blade and for the life of me can not determine how and what to remove.

Can anyone please give me some advise.

On my 1984 Federal XJ6 Slll I have a one piece fan shroud
and it almost appears that I have to remove the radiator to get the thing
out.
I also have a strange clip that attaches the fan clutch and from what
little
I can see
in the small space allowed there is not an attachment bolt to remove it.

I have managed to remove the four bolts that hold the yellow fan in place
and now I am basically stuck.

Please advise.

Al Perez
1984 XJ6 Slll
(909) 861-3717 in California

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Loudon Seth <@Loudon_Seth>

Hi Al -

As Gregory has told you it is not necessary to remove the fan shroud. I
replaced my cracked fan with the Imperial part, having decided not to go
the electric fan route. That way, when I have run out of ways to spend
money on Josephine, I can replace the Imperial fan with the “proper” (and
“stupid expensive”) Jaguar fan and no-one will be any the wiser. Remove all
four bolts (two at the bottom, two at the top) to loosen the shroud…

You might find it helps to drain enough coolant to allow you to remove the
upper radiator hose from the radiator and loosen it at the thermostat
housing to enable you to swing it out of the way of the fan shroud. Also I
took the opportunity to remove the radiator top rail (six bolts and/or nuts
and four screws holding the A/C receiver-drier brackets if I remember
corectly) because I wanted to clean it up and repaint it anyway. You will
also have to disconnect the hoses from the small coolant pipe that runs
acrossthe radiator top rail. That will allow you almost enough clearance to
make the job fairly easy, but still it requires some fiddling. Do, as
Gregory suggests, arrange some way to catch the nuts/washers you will
inevitably drop as they will probably NOT find their way to the ground but
instead will end up lost under the radiator (one lives and learns)…

And I found that clearance for the nuts that hold the clutch to the shroud
was so limited that it was necessary to replace them all with only about
one turn to just hold them before tightening any of them. Don’t know if
this was peculiar to my car for some reason, but it does seem that Jaguar
gave little attention when re-engineering the clutch, to the difficulty of
R/R’ing it with the radiator in situ…

The job can be accomplished without doing anything more than loosening the
shroud top and bottom, but I think it is easier if you get the top hose out
of the way at least…

Cheers - hope this helps,
Loudon-
85 VdP, Josephine, 70K

At 19:21 -0500 5.28.0, Al PEREZ wrote:>“Al PEREZ” PEREZAL@prodigy.net

I have been trying to remove my old cracked fan blade to install the
Imperial
fan blade and for the life of me can not determine how and what to remove.

Can anyone please give me some advise.

On my 1984 Federal XJ6 Slll I have a one piece fan shroud
and it almost appears that I have to remove the radiator to get the thing
out.
I also have a strange clip that attaches the fan clutch and from what little
I can see
in the small space allowed there is not an attachment bolt to remove it.

I have managed to remove the four bolts that hold the yellow fan in place
and now I am basically stuck.

Please advise.

Al Perez
1984 XJ6 Slll
(909) 861-3717 in California

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“Al Perez” <@Al_Perez>

Thanks to everyone who helped me out on
the Imperial fan replacement.

After the advice it was a fairly simple job.
Glad I did it: when inspecting the old fan “yellow” it was riddled with
cracks.

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