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Old 09-25-2006, 08:45 PM   #1
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The heatsheild by in front of the fan, should i keep it there or remove it. I was wondering if it is affecting cooling.
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I've never seen that before on a Bonneville.
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actually lol i just noticed it for the first time ever. I had never paid attention to it. But lately i have been in the cooling phase and noticed it and thought about removing it.
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My 93 doesn't have it, but my 95 does. Leave it.
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ok then. I was wondering because it looks like it is blocking about 20 percent or more of the fan. And it is only on one side. Is there a certain reason for it?
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Pete...go lift your hood..I think you had one in 94

TJ.. leave it. It may be cooling the fan motor. It'* not 20 percent..there'* very little airflow.in the middle.
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Pete...go lift your hood..I think you had one in 94

TJ.. leave it. It may be cooling the fan motor. It'* not 20 percent..there'* very little airflow.in the middle.
I was under the hood this weekend and didn't see anything like that. I was actually working on the fan too.

I'm betting it'* like a "heatsink" which cools the fan motor as Bill said.
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It protects the fan motor from the radiant heat coming from the front exhaust manifold.
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Pete..I still think you have one.
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