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Old 01-23-2014, 03:51 PM   #1
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Headers Touching Fans?

My zetec had some long tube headers when I got it, after installing the factory electric fans, they are practically touching the headers. Anyone else have this issue, or have insight on dealing with the issue?


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Old 01-23-2014, 04:39 PM   #2
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What headers are you running ? You could wrap the header ?

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Old 01-24-2014, 04:25 AM   #3
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I believe it's something similar to this:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Ford-Focus-0...-/261365765372

I bought the car with the header on it. I tried to hose tie and short piece of wrap around the area, but it kinda moved around, and I think the wrap is getting hot enough to melt plastic still.
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Is your lower radiator support bent?
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Thats what I was just thinking to sleepyboy

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I replaced the lower support and it seemed to be pretty straight. The old one was beat up. I can put the radiator/fan set up back but only about 1/4". Attached a pic.
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Loosen the 3 bolts on the passenger side motor mount and the 4 on the drivers side mount.
Push the engine back.
Tighten everything back up.

That should give you more room as I bet the engine moves a little. Most do.
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Loosen the 3 bolts on the passenger side motor mount and the 4 on the drivers side mount.
Push the engine back.
Tighten everything back up.

That should give you more room as I bet the engine moves a little. Most do.
I will try that. Thanks for the advise!
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Old 01-25-2014, 03:40 AM   #9
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Loosen the 3 bolts on the passenger side motor mount and the 4 on the drivers side mount.
Push the engine back.
Tighten everything back up.

That should give you more room as I bet the engine moves a little. Most do.
Would the trans need to be loosened and moved also? Mine is a 5 speed.
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I would try the wrap again, make sure you got it on as tight as you can and get that metal zip tie on tight too.
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