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Old 22 Aug 2003, 12:27 am
David Teichholtz
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Default mitsuba m3111 fan motor

My wife's 93 Integra has two fans mounted on the radiator. The one on the
passenger side is powered by a Mitsuba m3111 motor. This fan motor has
begun to shriek loudly. Apparently Acura used a few different motors with
different sizes of mounting flanges, so I'm having poor luck finding a
replacement in a junk yard. The NAPA part is the wrong one.

The dealer wants $236 for a new one.

Does anyone know who the Mitsuba distributor in the USA is? I bet I could
get it cheaper from them.

-David


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Old 23 Aug 2003, 11:17 pm
Franz Bestuchev
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David Teichholtz wrote:
> My wife's 93 Integra has two fans mounted on the radiator. The one on the
> passenger side is powered by a Mitsuba m3111 motor. This fan motor has
> begun to shriek loudly. Apparently Acura used a few different motors with
> different sizes of mounting flanges, so I'm having poor luck finding a
> replacement in a junk yard. The NAPA part is the wrong one.
>
> The dealer wants $236 for a new one.
>
> Does anyone know who the Mitsuba distributor in the USA is? I bet I could
> get it cheaper from them.
>
> -David
>
>


How about getting a new shroud/motor from a junkyard? Maybe even the
kind that the NAPA motor would fit.

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Old 24 Aug 2003, 09:43 am
Jafir Elkurd
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One possibility is that the you need to have NAPA look up a condenser fan
motor instead of a radiator fan motor. On your car I'm not sure which one
is really on the passenger's side, but it doesn't really matter... they may
catalog them differently at NAPA anyway.



"David Teichholtz" <nomorespam@spam.com> wrote in message
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> My wife's 93 Integra has two fans mounted on the radiator. The one on the
> passenger side is powered by a Mitsuba m3111 motor. This fan motor has
> begun to shriek loudly. Apparently Acura used a few different motors with
> different sizes of mounting flanges, so I'm having poor luck finding a
> replacement in a junk yard. The NAPA part is the wrong one.



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Old 24 Aug 2003, 06:08 pm
David Teichholtz
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> >
>
> How about getting a new shroud/motor from a junkyard? Maybe even the
> kind that the NAPA motor would fit.


I got a motor from the junkyard, but none of the Integra's had a good
shroud. I think the people who pulled the radiators either took the shroud,
or broke it into pieces, as was the case of the one from which I got the
motor. I'll just have to keep looking, I guess.

-David


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Old 24 Aug 2003, 06:09 pm
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"Jafir Elkurd" <jafir@nospam.no.spam.hotpop.com> wrote in message
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> One possibility is that the you need to have NAPA look up a condenser fan
> motor instead of a radiator fan motor. On your car I'm not sure which one
> is really on the passenger's side, but it doesn't really matter... they

may
> catalog them differently at NAPA anyway.
>


Tried that. They listed the same number for each.



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Old 24 Aug 2003, 06:36 pm
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David Teichholtz wrote:

>>How about getting a new shroud/motor from a junkyard? Maybe even the
>>kind that the NAPA motor would fit.

>
>
> I got a motor from the junkyard, but none of the Integra's had a good
> shroud. I think the people who pulled the radiators either took the shroud,
> or broke it into pieces, as was the case of the one from which I got the
> motor. I'll just have to keep looking, I guess.
>
> -David
>
>


maybe you could take the parts to a machine shop and see if they can
whip up some kind of adapter mounting bracket? Or perhaps purchasing a
new shroud (from dealer, to fit NAPA motor) would cost less??

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Old 25 Aug 2003, 07:17 am
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I didn't notice any comment about the shroud being bad.... I wouldn't
replace the stock one unless it's broken.

"Franz Bestuchev" <fbestuchev@n05p4m.userealsugar.com> wrote in message
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> David Teichholtz wrote:
>
> maybe you could take the parts to a machine shop and see if they can
> whip up some kind of adapter mounting bracket? Or perhaps purchasing a
> new shroud (from dealer, to fit NAPA motor) would cost less??
>



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Old 25 Aug 2003, 07:27 am
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Jafir Elkurd wrote:

> I didn't notice any comment about the shroud being bad.... I wouldn't
> replace the stock one unless it's broken.
>
> "Franz Bestuchev" <fbestuchev@n05p4m.userealsugar.com> wrote in message
> news:bibi5n$rqb$1@peabody.colorado.edu...
>
>>David Teichholtz wrote:
>>
>>maybe you could take the parts to a machine shop and see if they can
>>whip up some kind of adapter mounting bracket? Or perhaps purchasing a
>>new shroud (from dealer, to fit NAPA motor) would cost less??
>>

>
>
>


Yes, but my line of thinking is that if his current shroud will only
accept a rare and expensive motor, perhaps a new shroud that accepts a
cheaper and more common motor might be a better solution in the end.
Especially if it ever needs to be replaced again at some point in the
future.

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Old 30 Aug 2003, 01:45 am
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Big Poppa wrote:
> You can try www.acuraautomotiveparts.org they have factory parts at really
> good prices. Alot cheaper than going to the dealership.
> "David Teichholtz" <nomorespam@spam.com> wrote in message
> news:GQh1b.7291$sV.6065@newsread1.news.atl.earthli nk.net...
>
>>My wife's 93 Integra has two fans mounted on the radiator. The one on the
>>passenger side is powered by a Mitsuba m3111 motor. This fan motor has
>>begun to shriek loudly. Apparently Acura used a few different motors with
>>different sizes of mounting flanges, so I'm having poor luck finding a
>>replacement in a junk yard. The NAPA part is the wrong one.
>>
>>The dealer wants $236 for a new one.
>>
>>Does anyone know who the Mitsuba distributor in the USA is? I bet I could
>>get it cheaper from them.
>>
>>-David
>>
>>

>
>
>


It's been my experience that the manager at that place is great and
completely reasonable to work with. The gentleman in charge of
processing and shipping the orders on the other hand must be some sort
of crack fiend.

I placed an order and requested expedited shipping. Somehow they felt
that no sort of notification was required when the part turned out to be
backordered. It never occured that I was willing to pay an inordinate
amount to get the part ASAP, and that they should contact me (either by
e-mail, phone...) to inform me of this. After speakign to the manager
the part was shipped to me at no cost. Excellent!

Next time I tried to place a large order for a number of suspension
pieces. Their web site was acting erratic at the time, so I e-mailed the
order and asked that they contact me so that I could give them payment
information in a secure manner. Never received any response...no $200+
for them.

Spotty customer service has driven me away. If they're going to be an
internet business it needs to be regarded as more than a hobby.

The Good:
Options Auto Salon recently screwed up an order, but they were EXCELLENT
about getting me the proper parts (saturday fed ex, heavy package) and
also re-imbursed me for hassles incurred by the wrong parts. Good
business, great customer service.

thepartsbin.com has good prices and got me a set of rotors with a haste
that I was not expecting from ground shipping. Good business.

Of course, you need OEM parts for this one...

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