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Old 10-21-2018, 09:10 AM
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Can anyone tell me what the two vinyl flaps are for on the fan shroud? What do they do and are they necessary? Many thanks as usual in advance for any replies.
 
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They are there for a reason. When stationary, they are closed and allow the fans to draw air through the radiator rather than from in the engine bay. When moving, they open allowing for more airflow through the radiator.
 
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i second diam's answer
 
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Much obliged. They are missing on mine and so I will replace them.
 
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What do they look like, can't see any on mine.
Picture would be most appreciated.. new 12 owner
 
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What do they look like, can't see any on mine.
Picture would be most appreciated.. new 12 owner
Hi Duke

The Flaps are beside the Fan, set into the Fan Shroud not on the Actual Fan itself
 
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Flaps are top right... Would sit bottom left.

The shroud is upside down here but the flaps are the top right rectangles...

 
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On mine the flaps had become petrified.

I bought some utility-grade sheet rubber (1/16th inch thick) on Ebay to replace 'em. It's just a matter of drilling out the rivets on the retainer straps.

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DD
 
 
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