<VV> Blower bearing oddity

Chuck McKinley cmckinley313 at verizon.net
Wed Jun 5 21:34:36 EDT 2013

Ingenious suggestion. I'll keep an eye on it and if it starts to move 
again I'll try your trick. The car gets driven only about 3,000 miles a 
year, and now that I know what to look for I can be prepared. Thanks for 
the suggestions!


On 6/5/2013 7:17 PM, Sethracer at aol.com wrote:
> I disagree with Matt (not the first time!<grin>). I have seen this 
> happen many times. If you want to hope that it will never happening 
> again, just add a hammer to the tools you travel with, just in case. 
> What many of the racers do is take the top cover off and drill into 
> the side of the supporting aluminum, where you know the shaft is 
> behind it. When you hit the shaft, stop. Now remove the bearing 
> assembly and tap the housing for a set screw. On the bearing shaft, 
> there should be a polished mark where you contacted it with the drill 
> bit. Take a grinding wheel and grind off a slight depression in 
> the shaft at that point. Then, maybe with a little Locktite, press the 
> bearing back in with the newly-ground depression ending up at the 
> tapped hole. Definitely Loctite the set-screw in place where the tip 
> will enter the ground depression in the shaft. You are done.
> -Seth
> In a message dated 6/5/2013 4:49:26 P.M. Pacific Daylight Time, 
> cmckinley313 at verizon.net writes:
>     The engine was at full operating temp at the time, so it didn't
>     take much of a whack to move it. I'm curious whether this is anything
>     like normal behavior, or if there's something in the fan belt geometry
>     that I need to adjust to prevent a recurrence. I thought that the
>     press-fit nature of the blower bearing would prevent this sort of
>     circumstance. Words of wisdom would be much appreciated.
>     Cheers,
>     Chuck McKinley

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