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72 doublecab

Discussion in 'Engine & Transmission' started by D1VWT3, Feb 15, 2018.

  1. D1VWT3

    D1VWT3 Member

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    Hi all,

    Just a quickie, Does anyone know if it is possible to remove fan housing to inspect oil cooler in a 1972 Doublecab with a 1600 twin port standard engine without removing the engine. There isn't a great deal of room above housing to tray bed, but might be enough if it doesn't have to lift far before leaning forward.

    Been having lots of overheating issues and want to check for debri etc. that may be reducing the effectiveness of cooler.

    Thanks in advance,

    DokaD1
     
  2. Wayne murray

    Wayne murray Well-Known Member

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    No it wouldn't be possible to remove the fan housing,best is to remove engine.
     
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  3. Barry

    Barry Well-Known Member

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    Pity they dont have a top hatch
     
  4. Alpal

    Alpal Moderator Staff Member

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    Hacksaw time?
     
  5. Wayne murray

    Wayne murray Well-Known Member

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    Previous owner on my 72 micro bus used a grinder and cut the hole out including over the fuel tank:eek: and the breather pipes where nicked:eek: luck car didn't go upski:confused:.
    He did make a nice lift up hatch with a twist lock:rolleyes:
     
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  6. KahunaKombi

    KahunaKombi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    May be more than the oil cooler - fan cleaniness & operation ....... as Wayne said pull it out and give everything a good clean ;) oil cooler may need replacing :rolleyes:
     
  7. D1VWT3

    D1VWT3 Member

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    That a bit of a shame that it cant be done insitue.

    Lucky lucky, re bodgy hatch making!!
    Ive been involved in a 'close call' when a mate was cutting a bigger hole in the tunnel for turbo engine conversion and different gearbox in a gemini (twas a long time ago and yep i hated them then too).
    After making the cut down one side from inside i asked if he had checked for pipes etc, no.. we found fuel lines exactly whe cut #2 was going to be.

    Thanks for sharing info guys
     
  8. Resol

    Resol Active Member

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    Fuel line, ignition line, acceleration cable and 4 bolts!
    Drop the donk on a jack and give it a go over
     

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