All I could see for the 190s is the all electric fan, no clutch there at all.

Have been having slightly higher then normal temps in the summer ever since I did a cooling system flush and installed a new thermostat (up to 100 at first and 110 now in Fl with AC at high speeds or around town with heavy traffic). My thought actually was to try a new thermostat since that is the most likely suspect (not opening far enough?). It was brand new from Rusty so I put less of an emphases on that and thought more of the fan clutch especially since it has been getting worse in the past year or more. Wish I hadn't thrown away the old thermo so I could put it in now.

Then again it could have been some crud that got into the radiator from the engine during the flush.

The whole idea with the electric clutch is just that it's a neat-o cool thing to have on an engine ( well in my confused mind anyway, no accounting for tastes is there). That said I do have a new thermo and clutch on the way but still am in want with the electric clutch thing. :-)


Date: Fri, 12 Jul 2013 22:54:01 -0400
From: Chris James <>

Yes, the 4cyl cars were the only ones to have the electromechanical fan
clutch (starting with the 190E 2.3 & 190D 2.2 here in the US.).

Just buy a new fan clutch for your OM617, instead of trying to
re-engineer the car & be done with it....Are you currently having
cooling issues?

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