Thanks for the replies and information.
There are a few threads with talk of the 3FE fan being better on SC's rigs so I thought I would give it a shot.
Anyone been running one for a while?
Howdy! Is this to be used as an upgrade for a supercharged 80? Toiyota P/N is 16361-61020, special discount price around $85 when I got mine. It should have small fins on the side of each blade, and NO fan ring on the OD connecting the outer ends of the blades. I have heard conflicting reports about whether it is a late 2F or early 3FE. John
Not sure about the spacing to radiator on the newer ones, but on my 61020 fan, it moves back over 1/2", keeping the blades closer to the original position in the shroud. When I first bought the rig, I made a custom wrench to fit on the S/C belt tensioner. It's just a long piece of 1/2" square tube, tapered on the end, with a 15?mm socket welded on. L C Phil had told me about the nightmare of running without that belt, so I wanted to make sure I had a spare, AND a way to get it on. Worked good with the S/C fan, but the 61020 reduces the amount of room between the fan hub and the tension pulley. I had to modify/weld/grind/ more to make it work. I would think there should be a way to slip something like a straight-head pipe wrench over the body of the tensioner to mount a belt, but I haven't figured that out yet. I'm curious how others get this belt on/off. JohnThe 16361-61020, Aisin part# FNT-022, is the FJ-60/62 7 blade fan with the little air deflectors on the blades. The 16361-61050, Aisin part# FNT-018, is the FJ80, 8 blade fan with the smooth ends. The users here are running the earlier fan, ether should work.
... I have never seen a OEM plastic fan fail due to age. Only from impact.
I have seen several fail, not a pretty sight, lots of carnage! By far the most common is the ring fan. Most likely our climate has something to do with it, likely ages them earlier? Translucent plastic fans turn white from stress, so some indication of condition can be seen visually. Look for whiter lines/areas around blade roots, hub, etc.
The good news is that it does look about right, especially due to the2 extra little stubby ribs on each fan blade. The bad news is I would not trust a $15 fan on anything I own. IIRC, I paind less than $100 for my OEM unit. Johnfound this while snooping along the internets , for $16+ shipping I might just order one to see it side by side with a toyota one
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