Originally Posted by WillV
I would consider removing and eliminating the fan stator while you are working on the alternator. Keeping the stator off will give you access to all front accessories if you are ever on the road and need to quickly get in to your engine.
I removed my stator, and monitored the motor with a scan gauge and laser thermometer and the deltas are the same. I’m planning on doing the same to another e350 we have. It just makes maintenance a lot easier.
Every time I've had to dig out the front of my engine I've considered removing/eliminating the stater. The only thing I've thought would need to be modified is the fan clutch wiring and plug as it's secured to the stater and needs to be secure enough not to get sucked into the fan. Eliminating the stater to me would save an immense amount of work during a field repair.
Glad you mentioned it works as I may be doing this myself.