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elektric fan replacment

Post by bj42 » Sun Jun 05, 2016 7:43 am

Any one here has experiens with replacing the normal cooling fan into an elektrik one

con's and pro please

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Re: elektric fan replacment

Post by Kim Jong Un » Sun Jun 05, 2016 7:14 pm

Pros. Lighter, saps less mechanical engine power, better economy, quiter, can be switched off for wading so you dont risk blade damage, a more thermally efficient means of cooling the motor.

Cons. Setting up can be a ballache, but its not a big deal.
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Re: elektric fan replacment

Post by littlejimny » Sun Jun 05, 2016 8:52 pm

Can't remember what car it was on but years ago I wired a fan up to a relay that was triggered by the front fog lights which I never used, removed the bulbs - worked a treat

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Re: elektric fan replacment

Post by lostscot » Wed Jun 08, 2016 11:37 pm

Erm... big con on 4x4's if you ask me.. :) you will need a cut off switch, or the next time you go fording it will kill itself through the radiator with all the water!!

At least that's what I've read...

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Re: elektric fan replacment

Post by Kim Jong Un » Thu Jun 09, 2016 10:14 am

Yes, that's the whole point - a switch in the cab to cut off for wading, or a switch on a float low down in the engine bay if you're really posh, something you can't do with a mech fan.

Mechanical fans can lose blades too in when immersed, the thermal viscous clutch only does so much, as as they age they tend to start seizing. Even if the fan survives it sprays mud, water, weeds, scuba divers etc around engine bay, which is not a desirable state of affairs.
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Re: elektric fan replacment

Post by lostscot » Thu Jun 09, 2016 11:30 am

The only diving I've done in a car is... well that's another story. :)

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Re: elektric fan replacment

Post by littlejimny » Thu Jun 09, 2016 11:54 am

lostscot wrote:The only diving I've done in a car is... well that's another story. :)

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