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Old 04-03-2018, 06:27 AM   #3
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Default Re: 1970 1200D overheats when idleing

Like Robert said, if clutched and you can flick the blade with your finger while the engine is stopped and it spins easy like a roulette wheel, its shot. A clutched blade should move when finger pressure is applied, but there should be some felt resistance and it should stop moving as soon as your fingers break contact with the blade.
You aren't one of these guys with your spare tire mounted in front of the grille, are you? That's a big no-no. Obstructions in front of the radiator should be kept to a minimum.
Is the fan shroud still intact?
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