So earlier this summer, about 1 hr into a 10 hour road trip my fan clutch decides to go while I'm in gridlock. In a miraculous chain of events, I found a garage (out of business hours) that had a supplier that got the part and installed it for me inside of an hour. Wonderful.
Being more than happy that we were on the road again I took little notice of the amount of air it was blowing (and consequently noise) the fan was making. I've determined that the clutch does not function like a clutch at all. The fan spins 1:1 with engine RPM. Sounds like a flippin' transport.
I was finally able to bring it back to the shop. The mechanic was great about it and got a new part in from the same supplier and installed it no charge. Great! Original must have been a dud part? Wrong. The new one makes the exact same noise. I don't know who manufactured the part but it did say "Made in Germany" on it.
My question now is, where should I get a *properly* working fan clutch
? I intend to go and get my money back for the current fan clutch and pick something else up... but what?
In searching the forums, I found eactuning.com which offers one by ACM and another by BEHR - the former being out of stock. Should either of these do a better job?
Anyone else have any suggestions?
Thanks in advance.