Electric cooling fan

Discussion in 'Electrical' started by David B Cotharin, Sep 3, 2017.

  1. So last weekend I pull my clutch fan and added an electric cooling fan, works great and I noticed alittle more horse power and slight improvement in gas millage to. The main reason was to turn off the fan when wheeling in deep water/mud to stop spraying everything under the hood.
     
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  2. Silverback

    Silverback Known to eat paint chips

    What vehicle and which fan did you go with?
     
  3. TacoXpo

    TacoXpo Transgendered Leasbian Aboriginal Democrat

    Did you dyno the truck to determine HP gain?
     
  4. Taco Loco

    Taco Loco Tired and Lazy, married to a Laundry Fairy

    Reminds me that I need to take the Xenon Timing Light to the catalytic intake bearings that I installed last week.
     
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  5. tx_shooter

    tx_shooter Looking for my missing 10mm socket. Staff Member

    x2 on which vehicle. I have gone back and forth about putting an e fan on my 01 4R. Got any pics?
     
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  6. Anathollo

    Anathollo Armorall is my choice of lube Staff Member

    Having been down this road before with my E-fan...
    1. It's going to burn up batteries and alternators. It draws a lot of power. My E-fan would run after the truck was turned off, which kills batteries.
    2. They can't cool the truck down enough during hard wheeling. In Moab and Colorado, I was overheating. Most aftermarket E-fans don't seal well enough around the radiator.
    3. If you're going through high water enough that you need to turn off fan regularly, you're probably going to kill your engine at some point.

    Side note: I really wanted my E-fan to work and in the short term it did... in the long term it probably did more damage than it's worth. I am now replacing my radiator, temp sensor and fluids bc the truck overheating caused the radiator to warp.
     
  7. TacoXpo

    TacoXpo Transgendered Leasbian Aboriginal Democrat

    I spent part of my life in the fan clutch world. Maybe you could find a car with a electric fan clutch and convert it for you car/truck. ...another idea may be to enter the water, let the bottom tank cool until the fan clutch disengages. Then punch it. ;) But really, you could do that. :)
     
  8. Wiw
    Wow I think I hit a nerve.
    I did do some research and also left my shroud on to help direct air flow, so far its good. As for the water crossing, i just was looking for a way to stop the fan so the mud dosnt fly all over.
     
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  9. tx_shooter

    tx_shooter Looking for my missing 10mm socket. Staff Member

    Not a nerve really; just trying to share what he has found from previous experience. Do with it what you like.
     
  10. TacoXpo

    TacoXpo Transgendered Leasbian Aboriginal Democrat

    I would love to see a e-fan clutch on someone's ride. :)
     
  11. Silverback

    Silverback Known to eat paint chips

    If they work as good as the e-locker I'll pass. :)
     
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  12. TacoXpo

    TacoXpo Transgendered Leasbian Aboriginal Democrat

  13. Silverback

    Silverback Known to eat paint chips

    :) Ok... I was being sarcastic. But that looks interesting.
     
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  14. Anathollo

    Anathollo Armorall is my choice of lube Staff Member

    You didn't hit a nerve. Just trying to share my experience and help before you end up down the same road I've been trying to get myself out of for awhile. It's an expensive road lol

    Edit: do you have a scangauge (or similar device) that you can monitor the engine temps closely with?
     
  15. TacoXpo

    TacoXpo Transgendered Leasbian Aboriginal Democrat

    Have we figured out if this application is a Lambo or a Kia yet?
     
  16. Taco Loco

    Taco Loco Tired and Lazy, married to a Laundry Fairy

    Yes, 1970 VW bug, specifically the opposed four- cylinder Beetle engine, air cooled.
     
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  17. Yes i have a scanguage, good idea.
     
  18. thekidcatcher

    thekidcatcher even my YETI has a kill count

    Yeah, no nerves. Only nerve that was hit is when we had to stop over and over again to wait for the truck to cool down. Lots of good advice on this site!
     
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  19. TacoXpo

    TacoXpo Transgendered Leasbian Aboriginal Democrat

    I didn't think Bugs had OBDII ports. : puzzled:
     
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  20. Silverback

    Silverback Known to eat paint chips

    He has one... its not hooked to anything. But he has one. :D
     
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