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    Gents,

    I installed a 40mm lift kit some months ago without any issues, or so I thought...

    I noticed the 'woosh' fom my cooling fan was not too noticable since the lift and had a look under the bonnet only to see (feel) that the cooling fan is completely stuck and won't turn at all, my first thought is the viscous coupling has gone, so the next logical thing is to book it in at the dealers to get it replaced (not available after market it seems).

    The technician called me and explained to me that the cooling fan was actually catching the fan shroud behind the radiator, hence the reason for not turning... Now you may say 'duh...obvious', but I assure you, it is not, it is the last thing I would have looked for when I installed the lift kit, and I do think myself a 'not too slow' fella (well, not after this )

    So, just a friendly heads up, if you do the lift kit, remove the bottom part of the fan shroud or you'll have to fork out R2.8k for a new viscous coupling

    Hope this helps at least one Tritonian.
    Leon 'Leroy' Botha

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    Was the lift kit from SinWolf ? He has installed a few and hasn't mentioned a problem like you experienced

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    When we did the lift kit on Bumblevee's Hummer it was listed in the instruction to cut the fan shroud
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    A body lift? One of the first things to check...........
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    Quote Originally Posted by jelo View Post
    A body lift? One of the first things to check...........
    was thinking the same!.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nakiboy View Post
    Gents,

    I installed a 40mm lift kit some months ago without any issues, or so I thought...

    I noticed the 'woosh' fom my cooling fan was not too noticable since the lift and had a look under the bonnet only to see (feel) that the cooling fan is completely stuck and won't turn at all, my first thought is the viscous coupling has gone, so the next logical thing is to book it in at the dealers to get it replaced (not available after market it seems).

    The technician called me and explained to me that the cooling fan was actually catching the fan shroud behind the radiator, hence the reason for not turning... Now you may say 'duh...obvious', but I assure you, it is not, it is the last thing I would have looked for when I installed the lift kit, and I do think myself a 'not too slow' fella (well, not after this )

    So, just a friendly heads up, if you do the lift kit, remove the bottom part of the fan shroud or you'll have to fork out R2.8k for a new viscous coupling

    Hope this helps at least one Tritonian.
    But WHY did you not remove it in the first place ?

    My installation manual CLEARLY instructs to remove the bottom piece

    Anyway... Hope you didn't damage anything with the fan not running

    Glad it's sorted now
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    I clearly did not check that first off, hence the new viscous clutch.

    Anyhoo, lesson learnt, was hoping this post could just be a heads up to other guys.

    'Obvious' is experience dependant!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jelo View Post
    A body lift? One of the first things to check...........
    Well, now I know
    Leon 'Leroy' Botha

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