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post #41 of (permalink) Old 06-07-2016, 12:06 PM
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Originally Posted by dave300D93 View Post
I never could understand how laying a fan clutch assembly on it's side instead of straight up would cause it to fail. Can anyone explain this?
It's the weight of the fluid on the seals in that position....it's designed to orient vertically at all times. It probably takes a long time in storage, laying down, for the adverse effect, but it does happen on occasion.

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