Are the engine fan bearings in these known to collapse?
The old T2 started making a fucked up rubbing/grinding sort of noise today as I was picking up some gear from the oldies. As soon as I shut down it slowly starts to wind to a stop, leading me to believe the bearings in the fan are fucked.
The problem seems to be intermitent and from having a sticky beak under the bonnet, there's no foreign objects caught up in there. I tried to turn the fan by hand and it doesn't spin freely? Since I cut the top off my fingers on a rad fan I have actively avoided putting my hands near any engine bays for quite some time so I can't remember if it's supposed to?
Can PF help before I have to n00b it up and send it to a mechanic?