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Old 07-27-2012, 07:13 AM
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2004 Excursion Limited

Just picked one up for a fair price (cant find excursions around here much cheaper!).



Downside is its a 2wd, but thats alright for Houston driving. 172K miles on it. Runs good, drives alright. It does have a steering shake at highway speeds, goes away when you turn the wheel. I suspect its just worn out front end bushings needing replaced. Someone had a side exit exhaust on it before the wheel. I think it was straightpiped and the dealer put on a glasspack and cut off the side exit? Anyways exhaust exits underneath the cab now.

Plan right now is an oil cooler, EGR delete, and coolant filter.

Out of curiosity, what kind of AC vent temps are you guys seeing? Its a big cab to cool, but I feel like the AC could be a little better. At idle it definatly gets much warmer, I'm tempted to rig up an electric fan setup thats triggered to come on when the AC comes on.
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Old 07-27-2012, 08:11 AM
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I have the automatic climate control in mine, I usually like meat locker temperatures so I keep it set around 60-65*F. If it is really hot around 100*F outside it takes a little while to cool down, but it really helps if you turn on the rear cabin AC as well. This moves a lot more air and as big as the cabin is you need. I would probably stay away from after market cooling fans as they do not move as much air as the factory unit. If you don't plan on towing with your Excursion you can probably get away with it. Some people claim you can even towing, but I wouldn't be willing to risk my motor getting hot. Congratulations on the new ride.
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No, I'm talking about adding a fan for the AC condensor itslef, triggered to come on when the AC is running. Not deleting the factory engine driven fan. The AC condensor has a couple inches between it and the grille, and some space between it and the nearest cooler behind it (tranny cooler?).
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What about just adding a toggle switch to manually lock the stock fan clutch? I have no idea how the motor would respond. I know locking the clutch at low RPM is going to throw a load on the motor, but I don't know if the motor would idle its self back up to normal RPM after it locked. Something to think about, but you might find a slim electric to toss in there. As long as it doesn't restrict to much air after the vehicle is moving at normal speeds. Keep us informed on what you decide to try.

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Old 07-27-2012, 02:58 PM
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you may want to do this....awesome fix????

http://www.dieselsite.com/colderacvent.aspx
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That's also something to look into, but I think I would cobble something together myself
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Check freon level first.
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Going to go to shop on Monday for that.
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It's Monday................




Granted it's 0135.... But still.


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Decoded to do it Wednesday.
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