All, I posted this over in another group as well, my apologies fro the
duplication; but it seems like ther is a bit more activity here.
Anyway, hello, and thanks in advance for any advice provided.
I have an olds 1987 delta 88. I can't find an engine code, it's a 3.8L,
I count 6 spark plug wires, but all the parts stores tell me this model
is only available in a V8. So, I have no idea what model or even really
what size the motor is, other then it is definetly a 3.8L.
The radiator fan seized, followed by severe overheating. It's possible
that the head gaskets are blown now; but I'm willing to try the fan
I removed the fan assembly, and then disassembled the motor. Nary a bit
of insulation on the windings, which I suppose would explain its
failure to turn.
I called O'reilly, and they quoted a price around $60, _including_
shroud that the fan motor mounts in, as well as the fan blade. Seems a
bit low to me, but hey....I'm not complaining. The mechanic we took it
to first wanted $350 for one.
My two questions:
1. There is also a resistor mounted on the shroud. Looks to me to be in
bad shape (although I havn't measured its resistance yet) - does anyone
know if this bit also comes with the new assy? (No big deal, just
curious. I'm sure I can afford a new one).
2. I'm guessing there is a sensor somewhere that triggers the fan. I'm
thinking I might just as well replace it while I'm at it -
unfortunately I have no idea where it is on the block. Any tips on it's