Splash Shield Supplemental Armor -LH Side

When installing splash shield supplemental armor 9515-01-189-9728 [9515011899728] to the left hand splash shield, it is required to eliminate the access cover 5340-01-457-0459 [5340014570459] by removing the three screws 5305-00-115-9934 [5305001159934] (MS51849-55) indicated by the red arrows that attach the access cover to the splash shield.

Failure to remove the access cover when installing the supplemental armor will result in an incorrect fit, and possibly damage to the splash shield. Additionally, the access cover cannot be accessed because it will be blocked by the armor.

Install Supplemental Armor on Splash Shields

A HMMWV radiator, as well as the cooler, are rather expensive. Although the splash shields do offer some protection from rocks and debris thrown from the front wheel, they are probably limited to offering protection against little more than water.

Plastic tends to break down over time and exposure to elements. Although our side shields appeared serviceable, we opted to install supplemental armor to provide additional protection.

The picture below shows the RH side supplemental armor 2510-01-189-9744 [2510011899744] installed over the side shield.

There are two additional side shields available for each side. The standard (or basic) radiator shield for the RH side is 2510-01-185-7946 [2510011857946]. The supplemental armor is a little over twice as thick, and is called out as “armor plate.” The basic plate appears to be manufactured from mild steel.

Supplemental armor for the LH side is 9515-01-189-9728 [9515011899728], whereas the basic is 2510-01-185-3107 [2510011853107].

We also updated and improved the fasteners attaching the supplemental armor to the splash shields.

In the picture above, we did utilize the 5/16-18 x 1″ self tapping screw 5305-01-253-2993 [5305012532993] called out for attachment to the air lift mount. However, the TM calls out for a 5/16″ washer over a 3/8″ washer. We instead chose to use a 5/16″ lockwasher and a 5/16 x 1 1/8″ fender washer. In our opinion this offers an esthetic improvement as well as ensuring that the load is evenly distributed. We are unsure as to why this was not done instead of stacking two different size washers. Regardless, our substitution is appropriate.

On the other positions that did not call for a self tapping screw, we substituted 5/16-18 x 1″ “Wiz” bolts and nuts (also known as serrated flange) in place of the regular bolts called out for in the TM. Because of the serrated flanges, these act to some degree as a lock washer, and the flanged head helps distribute load on the inner side of the splash shield. Also, again we used 5/16 x 1 1/8″ fender washers in place of the stacked washers called out.

Repair Bent Oil Cooler Fins

The HMMWV uses a common cooler frame containing cores for both transmission fluid and engine oil. 2930-01-168-7911 [2930011687911

Cooler fins being straightened with a Robinair 18403 Fin Comb (also known as a “fin straightener) Note the use of the 10 fins/inch com

Quite often, the cooling fins are damaged (by being bent or collapsed) at the top and bottom of the unit, and often within the main area of the cores themselves.

Our unit had crushed and bent fins on the top, bottom, front and back. The picture above shows use of a fin comb to straighten out the fins. Although we used a Robinair with multiple combs, you could simply acquire a 10 fins/inch comb to accomplish the same task.

Although a tedious and time consuming task, this will ensure not only optimum airflow and cooling, but it also eliminates the somewhat unsightly bent fin situation.

Cooler shows straightened fins after passes with fin comb.

Hose Clamps: Standard v. Liner

There are two primary types of “open” hose clamps. The two pictured above are SAE Size 72, which we determined is the commercial equivalent of clamp 4730-00-359-9487 [4730003599487].

On the right is the standard hose clamp. On the left is what is referred to as a “liner” hose clamp. The Red Arrow points to a shield that protects the hose from extruding through the “rack” portion of the hose clamp. Liner clamps are often called “military clamps,” but in fact, the liner is designed for clamping softer materials such as silicone hoses.

This size clamp is called out to tighten the 90 degree hose used to connect to the fording stack extension 2510-01-198-0333 [2510011980333] and to the air cleaner. (See Figure 398, Item 31).

Of interest, the standard hose clamp in Size 72 worked perfectly for the fording tube application, however the “liner” clamp was too small. In fact, the liner clamp was manufactured by Breeze, a company that is a supplier of hose clamps to the military.

Install Fan Clutch Pressure Line & Quick Disconnect

In an earlier post, we discussed interchange for the quick connector used on the fan clutch. Pictured below is the commercial equivalent of 4730-00-900-3296 [4730009003296] (Figure 178, Item 23), which is simply a 1/8″ x 1/8″ NPT nipple.

Although there are varying opinions on pipe dopes v. teflon tape, we prefer to use Rectorseal #5. It does come second only to anti-sieze at managing to make a mess, but we have successfully used this material for decades without encountering leaks.

Pictured below is the nipple and the quick disconnect discussed in the earlier posting. This is essentially one half of what is shown as Item 7 in Figure 178, and has been assembled to the fan clutch.

Below is the quick disconnect connected together along with hose 4720-01-189-0853 [4720011890853]. Note we have applied Rectorseal to all pipe threads.

Installation of Engine Cooling Fan

The fan used for either 6.2 or the 6.5 NA on the v-belt application is4140-01-211-8403 [4140012118403]. As discussed in this post, the quality and materials appear to be comparable to OEM. The fan itself centers on the diameter of the fan clutch. We had to dress the inside of the fan in order to install it. We do not feel this to be a flaw, but rather precise hand-fitting of the fan to the fan clutch.

The lock washers taken off of the fan appeared to have not retained its spring-like characteristics. We believe they used Grade 5 or less washers on installation. We replaced those washers with Grade 8 (the gold ones) to ensure locking capacity. (Of note, we also used Blue Loctite as an extra safety measure).

The silver lock washers were removed from the vehicle, the gold Grade 8 ones were used to replace them. Note: there are four lock washers required, only two of each were photographed as examples.
Picture of fan assembled to fan clutch.

Fan Clutch Installation

Having disassembled, inspected and repaired the fan clutch in a prior post, we install the clutch to the water pump (of which we discussed interchanges).

Torquing fan clutch to water pump bolts. Note use of aluminum tubing to stop rotation of fan assembly during torquing.

We were unable to easily locate the torque specifications for the fasteners. We referred to Alma Bolt Company & Prime Fasteners’ torque specifications for Grade 5 and Grade 8 bolts. Being that the fasteners on our powerplant were socket head (allen bolt), this is generally an indication of a Grade 8 fastener. According to Alma Bolt’s chart, a 3/8″ Grade 8 has a specified torque of 44 ft. lbs. for a plain bolt, and 33 ft. lbs. for a plated (or wet) bolt.

We set our torque wrench to 32 ft. lbs. and after applying Red Loctite to each fastener, evenly tightened down the fan clutch. After subsequent review, we note that TM 9-2320-280-20-2 specifies 45 lb-ft (page 3-135 Change 3 at c.1.). This is within the specifications provided in the Alma Bolt chart, as the TM does not specify use of loctite which lubricates the thread causing a lower torque reading to equal the same “tightness” as a higher torque with dry threads.

Disassembly and Inspection of Fan Clutch

The first step (once the fan clutch has been removed from the engine) is to remove the lock nut 5310-01-194-0481 [5310011940481] and locking tab 5310-01-189-8468 [5310011898468] from the face of the cylinder assembly 2930-01-189-1744 [2930011891744].

Self locking nut and locking tab from front of fan clutch

Next, install two 3/8 x 5″ (or so) bolts as shown below and tighten the shaft assembly 4079-38441-01 (no NSN) into housing assembly 4040-38442-01 (no NSN) enough to release the spring tension to remove the six capscrews 5305-00-052-6456 [5305000526456] holding the back plate on . Remove the backing plate. Do not, under any circumstance, remove the backing plate screws without a method (such as the bolts indicated in the picture) in place. There is a spring under pressure and failure to properly restrain it can lead to serious injury or even death.

Once the backing plate is removed, the clutch lining 2930-01-189-8643 [2930011898643] can be removed. It is not uncommon to stop at this phase, if the problem was that the fan wouldn’t DIS-engage because the lining had “frozen” to the shaft assembly. If not being replaced, the lining can be cleaned up using emery cloth or similar. The clutch surface of the shaft assembly can also be polished in this manner.

Friction lining removed, shaft assembly under spring tension (held safely by 3/8 bolts).

Once the spring pressure is completely relieved by slowly releasing tension on the safety bolts, the safety bolts can be removed. Inspect the inner bearings as well as the Torrington-style bearing and seals. Replace any damaged parts.

The below view shows the spring, seal and inner bearing. Ensure all O-rings are serviceable, and that the bearing surface on the shaft assembly is not damaged.

On reassembly, there is often leakage at the front O-ring, even when a new O-ring is used. Because of the likelihood of leakage, we recommend use of Loctite® 518 (or similar) on the sealing surface indicated by the Red Arrow in the picture below, as well as the corresponding location.

Reassemble the entire unit as it was disassembled. Again, Use safety precautions during reassembly because you are putting a lot of potential energy into the spring as it is tightened. Improper assembly can potentially cause serious injury or even death. If you have any doubts, please refer this to a professional or person experienced in assembling spring loaded machinery.

Install Engine Cover “Dzus” Clips

To replace the quarter turn fastener springs 5325-00-449-3001 [5325004493001] (Item 5 above), drill out the existing rivets 5320-00-083-5009 [5320000835009] (Item 6) with a 1/8″ drill bit.

These parts can be substituted as follows: First, the quarter turn spring can be substituted with Dzus or generic quarter turn fastener springs with the dimensions of spring height to latching surface .150″ to .175″ and measurements of 1-3/8″ eye to eye. Second, the rivets are simply 1/8″ diameter x 5/16″ length.

1/8″ rivets, Dzus-style fastener spring, and twist lock fastener 5325-01-191-7555 [5325011917555]

Install the springs using a “pop-rivet” gun as shown in the following pictures.

Time Delay Relay: Repairing Stripped Mounting Holes

It is not uncommon, when replacing the Time Delay Module, to encounter stripped mounting holes. This is primarily because the mounting surface is aluminum, and people often overtorque the screws anyway. We attempted to use #10 sheet metal screws to mount the Module, but there was insufficient material to hold the screw.

We initially attempted to use 10-32 x 1/2″ flanged screws with washers and nuts on the underside:

As you can see, the rearward screw cocks sideways. Although functional using the nuts on the backside, it was extremely difficult to accomplish, and would not be “user-friendly” when and if replacement was necessary. We removed the Module and decided to use rivet nuts (“nutserts”).

We intend to use 10-32 x 1/2″ screws, and acquired 10-32 rivet nuts intended for thin or sheet metal. The holes need to be drilled out to the outside diameter of the rivet nut.

Next, confirm the rivet nut is threaded correctly by inserting the screw into the rivet nut.

Next, thread the rivet nut onto the rivet nut gun and crimp into the drilled holes.

Once again, thread the intended screw into the crimped-in rivet nut to confirm threads are undamaged.

For final installation, we installed stainless steel screws and placed star lock washers to ensure they will not back out during operation.