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Electric Fan

Has anyone ever ran an electric fan setup on their OBS?Since I have added an intercooler to mine,when its hot outside and I am towing with the A/C on the clutch fan runs alot,which reduces pulling power.I would like to do away with the clutch fan and add an electric fan setup.Just wandering about the pros and cons.Thanks

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There isn't a manufacture of electric fan that makes one for towing on a diesel. The ones that are made to replace the stock fan are not for pulling.

Your best bet would be to put one of the electric clutches on the stock fan.

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There isn't a manufacture of electric fan that makes one for towing on a diesel. The ones that are made to replace the stock fan are not for pulling.

Your best bet would be to put one of the electric clutches on the stock fan.
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Where is the best place to purchase one?

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You'd have to scrounge around on ebay/craigslist/etc.
There were 2 versions:
The Horton EC-450, which was intended for the T444E medium duty, but easily fits the 7.3. Part#996124
US Gear "cyclone power fan" kit. These were marketed for the SD 7.3, but can be made to work on a OBS.

The US gear unit is no longer made, and has no tech support. The Horton is still available, but retail outlets have a hefty price of $650-1000.

If you're patient, you can probably find a NOS one on ebay etc. for ~$300-350.

I bought a Horton unit and it's in my OBS. Awesome unit. I have a couple US Gear units I've found, which I'll be putting on on the SD, and adapting the other to the Project OBS.

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I know a while back there was talk of adapting the 6.0 fan to the 7.3, I'd have to dig around for a thread but it seemed like a cost effective option as well.

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You'd need to change the hub, since it is a LH thread on the 6.0 WP. The 6.0 uses a visctronic hub, which is a electronically controlled viscous hub. One would have to do some research as to required input voltage, etc. so it would work right.

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We had a short discussion about this on another site I frequent. A Ford tech suggested using the 6.0 fan on the 7.3, when I asked him how hard it would be to do this was his reply:

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6.0 clutch and fan, relay, bunch of wire, N/O temp sensor at whatever temp you want to close, use the sensor OR the manual switch as a ground circuit for the relay to supply power to the clutch only need to know what wire to supply power and ground on clutch....
He's usually pretty spot-on with his advice.

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What about A Linc. Conti. Fan? Its a dual setup, fits the radiator nicely and moves some air. I am more looking to free up some MPG while making more power. How much ECT does a PSD make? My temp guage struggles to make it into the "normal" area.

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Wondering if anyone has found an electric fan that would work i don't tow often and getting rid of the mechanical fan has to give some power... my truck never reach the "N" on normal as it is so i think electric fans could be possible

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