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A6 2.5 TDI --- Getting the Viscous Fan OFF

Discussion in 'A6/S6/Allroad forum (C5 Chassis)' started by TYphoon GB, Apr 23, 2012.

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    Can anyone confirm if the viscous fan is held on by a left hand thread?
    2 off 32 mm spanners tons of WD40
    Much force used so far right hand with no movement.
    Just thought I’d check before I go to ‘other measures’
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    Is a normal thread, only bmw's have a LH thread. You will need a very long 32mm spanner for leverage as idiot mechanics tighten them so much it's almost impossible to remove without damaging the coupling. Only a little nip it's enough to keep it in place...
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    Thanks Muchly! Will continue with 'force' and have borrowed a couple of big long ba**ards.
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    some idiot mechanics even put thread lock on them too. ive come accross more than 2 thread locked on!

    air chisel soon sorts them out tho.
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