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Offline Etchluke90

Squirrel cage fan?
« on: May 28, 2017, 09:41:56 PM »
What is the squirrel cage fan on the passenger side of the motor ? I took it off today and seen what it was just looks like it blows air over the back side of the motor has a little 9 inch pipe with a elbow​ pointing to the exhaust can anyone shed some light on this ? Thanks
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Offline Cosmosdan

Re: Squirrel cage fan?
« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2017, 09:51:45 PM »
Keeps exhaust heat from melting the box
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Offline Etchluke90

Re: Squirrel cage fan?
« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2017, 09:59:42 PM »
Ahhh. Makes sense that's cool thanks.
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Offline Cosmosdan

Re: Squirrel cage fan?
« Reply #3 on: May 29, 2017, 12:49:02 PM »
Can't say I agree with with the use of it and wish they had come up with a better solution. On the plus side, it makes a pretty cool noise when it's under water. Don't worry, there is a drain hole.
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Offline NMKawierider

Re: Squirrel cage fan?
« Reply #4 on: May 29, 2017, 02:23:38 PM »
Can't say I agree with with the use of it and wish they had come up with a better solution. On the plus side, it makes a pretty cool noise when it's under water. Don't worry, there is a drain hole.
Lol..Maybe the discharge can be pointed straight back with a nozzle and you can have yourself a little jet-power in the water...hehe.

I had heard these were installed after CFM had some fires that were said to be caused by heat buildup. Probably BS.
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Offline Cosmosdan

Re: Squirrel cage fan?
« Reply #5 on: May 29, 2017, 03:10:28 PM »
I like where nmk is going. I think they were stuck and the fan was the cheapest way out of the problem. Most manufacturers won't add anything extra unless they will make money or have to for another reason.
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Offline chuddly

Re: Squirrel cage fan?
« Reply #6 on: May 30, 2017, 06:44:30 AM »
Yamaha Rhino had them on there and im sure other brands and models did also.  Its a common thing to have on there.  A lot of guys that got in the water alot took them off but you needed to put heat shielding around the exhaust to take the melting risk away LOL
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