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Old 02-05-2008, 07:49 AM
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Has anyone here removed the motor driven fan and installed electric fans. I've read articles saying that you can get 1-2 mpg by doing the conversion. If you have, has there been any overheating problems. Before I spend the time and money, I wanted to see if anyone else has done this.
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Old 02-05-2008, 07:53 AM
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Iv only heard not to that they dont properly cool a diesel i would stay awayfrom that mod there is much more in the way of programming that could give you that gain and would be safer and you will enjoy a programmer more for the money you would spend on e-fans my .2 cents
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Old 02-05-2008, 07:55 AM
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ive done it , it has to take some drag off the engine , is there a way to get a couple more miles to te gallon , its doubtful, i like my electric fan, ive had no over heat problems
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Old 02-05-2008, 07:58 AM
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Scuffy is a TechyMod. I would listen to him. And I cant think of any reason they wouldnt cool just as well or even better then the stock fan. They move just as much air or even more.
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Old 02-05-2008, 08:00 AM
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I've done the programer, exhaust from the turbo back, and intake. It took the truck from 12.5 to 14.5 mpg. Thats good, but at 3.30-3.60 gal for fuel, I'm looking to get better. The truck is a 97, 5spd, 4:10 gears. I'm not pulling as much as I used to, so a set of 3:55 gears are going in soon. I'm hoping that change will boost the mpg also. In Diesel Power magazine they did an article on a cummins powered truck and got 1-2 mpg increase.
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Old 02-05-2008, 08:02 AM
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Then go for it.
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Old 02-05-2008, 07:23 PM
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I removed my fan last year and run with out one. Last summer I drove up to MO from TX pulling my all steel car hauler with my 94 Lightning on it doing 70-75 all the way there and back. Did not get even a little hot. The only thing that sucked was the A/C when the truck was not moving. So I'm going to install a electric fan so the A/C will work at a stop.
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