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Old 06-07-2008, 10:07 AM   #1
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I am pretty sure I was getting absolutely amazing gas mileage yesterday, my radiator fan lost a blade that handily sliced into the radiator causing a rather large coolant leak. Luckily it had just rained, for the last week, so I managed to limp the car home 40 miles by filling the radiator the best I could with ditch water, and then accelerating to 40 and coasting to near stop, where I would jump out and push to get an extra 20 feet or so. Perhaps the first gas/shoe hybrid? haha

Just wanted to share my experience, on the bright side, the little Civic is working again!
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Heh heh, I think towing insurance is less than $5/month.
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Pulse and glided home in my Z with no fan belt, was cooler when I got there than when I started. Air pressure rotated the fan and worked the water pump. It never got close to hot.

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Pulse and glided home in my Z with no fan belt, was cooler when I got there than when I started. Air pressure rotated the fan and worked the water pump. It never got close to hot.

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haha very nice. air powered water pump. the only boon my trucks clutchless fan will ever have :-p
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Pulse and glided home in my Z with no fan belt, was cooler when I got there than when I started. Air pressure rotated the fan and worked the water pump. It never got close to hot.

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Use your shoelaces for a fan belt!
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