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After getting over the last trauma of spilling coolant and a thrown belt at my last race outing, I finally had a chance to drive the GT again yesterday. Well, I got as far as work when the engine temp started climbing beyond the normal range (it was 225F when I pulled into my parking spot). The long story short is that the motor on the Mark VIII electric fan died.

The good news is that it's under warranty, so I get a new one for free. The bad news is that I have to trim it down to get it to fit in its rather cramped quarters. So is it just dumb luck, or does my car need to go through some type of special ritual to cure it of its woes?

BTW - the fan shroud has to be trimmed so much that the blade almost touches the radiator. Is it possible that the motor being that close to a heat source caused it to burn out? Also, I thought these Mark VIII fans could be rebuilt, but the original source for the fan said this one couldn't be rebuilt. What gives?
 
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