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Old 06-27-2006, 08:32 AM
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Deleting the Fan

Howdy All,
Just a little clarification here. I have read where some people are taking their fans off and running without a fan (even an electric one) with no jumps in engine temps. The two things they can't do is A) Run their AC while sitting and B) Are not towing anything.
Since I am a couple of paychecks away from my electric fan setup and I have a 1000+ mile round trip vacation coming up I could use the estimated 2-3mpg that it supposedly gives me, I was thinking of taking the fan off but keeping it in my tool box for my trip.
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Old 06-27-2006, 08:44 AM
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Well as long as you've got the tools to put it back on I would say go for it. This actually might be a situation where a coolant additive such as water wetter, royal purple or motorcraft additive would be effective. It would be a good experiment...would suck however if you had to stop in heavy traffic to re-install your fan!
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Old 06-27-2006, 08:49 AM
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i know people do this all the time, i've read about it too. but i would be very cautious about it. especialy if your going to be in town alot. no air over the radiator isnt a good thing. i would at the very least run a small electric fan. that fan also cools the tranny cooler too. some things to consider.
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Old 06-27-2006, 04:42 PM
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I would be very cautios if you try this without having the electric first. it wouldnt take long at slow speads to cause an overheat.......so really watch things if you end up in any in town driving.....
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Do you really get that kind of MPG Gain. With these fuel prices it would be worth getting a elecric fan. Does anyone sell a fan Kit?
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Old 06-27-2006, 05:25 PM
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the only ones i've seen that are application specific is this one. dont know a price
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Old 06-27-2006, 07:18 PM
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LMC has one for about 150.00 www.LMCtruck.com look in their Ford section. Order a free catalog while you are at, it has tons of hard to find pieces that wear out.
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That flexlite fan retails for 785.33 I currently dont have any in stock. I could knock about 150 off of it. Im sure there is a better way to accomplish this. I will do some research in the next few days.

I also own a trucking company and alot of big trucks come with a fan switch. So if you did add the fan you could turn it off and on as needed. In a big truck you can turn it on thermostatic control, constant on, or off. Im no electrician, but Im sure you could accomplish this somehow.
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Old 06-27-2006, 07:33 PM
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That flexlite fan retails for 785.33 I currently dont have any in stock. I could knock about 150 off of it. Im sure there is a better way to accomplish this. I will do some research in the next few days.

I also own a trucking company and alot of big trucks come with a fan switch. So if you did add the fan you could turn it off and on as needed. In a big truck you can turn it on thermostatic control, constant on, or off. Im no electrician, but Im sure you could accomplish this somehow.
the wiring for that would be pretty easy Patrick.....you would have multiple switches that all could complete the same ground. i would not reccomend having a manual controll without a sender override.

as an example...a manual switch would be awsome if you knew you were gonna pull a good hill, you could turn it on even before you needed it.....

BUT the override by the switch would turn it on if you forgot or didnt realize you needed it....normal operation type stuff....

I would be more than willing to let people know on an individual basis how do wire it so it is controlled by you and has the failsafe of the temp switch.....
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hey dpp, jegs has that flex-a-lite fan kit for 499. linky. no picture but it's the same part # in the recent jegs cat.
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