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Old 06-05-2010, 04:57 PM   #1
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electric fan

So im thanking bout getting an electric fan but i was wondering whats the pro vs cons and also how big of one do i need and maybe even a write up on how to

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ive always heard that it takes strain off the engine...its just one less thing for the engine to turn, it might add some additional cooling if it is stronger motor, and ive also seen that it takes up less room under the hood. Hope that helps

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I just did the Taurus fan on my 87 yj 4.2 last week, so far I've notice smoother revving, faster warm ups in the morning and so far it seems my millage is up a bit.
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A radiator specialist told me once that a vehicle traveling 30 MPH has enough air passing through the radiator that a fan is not necessary above this speed.
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If you change it out make sure you post some pics please, I am really interested in seeing how it turns out along with what kind of results you get.
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What year Taurus fan did you use and how hard was it to do thanks
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The ele. fan is a good thing for like rock climbing or hill climbing because of the prolonged slow moving or idling .

you will not see a gain in hp or mpg .

and if you do go with one and ever do any river/water crossing make sure you have a switch for cutting off the fan.

I have one in my 53 cj because i use it in parades , and have tried it on my 85 but found the stock fan cools better over all.

if you are having over heating problems , make sure the shroud is in place and the fan clutch is working good.

Do not use a flex fan.....stay with the stock steel fan.

and the additive called water wetter or rad cool really does make the motor run between 15-20 degree's cooler....Good Stuff... for the summer ( any auto parts store will have it )

give me a call if you have questions.
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I just did the Taurus fan on my 87 yj 4.2 last week
I've found a few write ups on this conversion but haven't been able to find one that will allow the ECU to control the fan. Do you know if this is possible?
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I have had my electric fan in my 94' for about 3 years now.
Its a "be cool" from summit racing.
Huge difference in cooling while wheeling at low speeds,better mpg,and a little more power.
I wired mine with a "painless" harness with a temp sensor and modified it to a
HOA switch (hand off auto).
If you just cruise back roads or dont wheel at all you would not see the benefits of a electric fan.

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