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post #1 of 21 Old 12-30-2011, 04:30 AM Thread Starter
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Installing electric Fan

After doing some research iv realized that im better off leaving my fan clutch assembly and just adding an additional pusher fan In the front of the truck to help cool All the coolers and a/c condensors. Now my question is Does anyone have suggestions as far as wiring or thermostat tempetures or part #? Ideally i would like to wire it so it can only be on when igition is open and thermostat switch reaches certain tempeture automatically. I just wanted some advice as far as where to mount thermostat probe(a/c condensor or Transmission cooler) And what will be proper operating temp?
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Why?

There is ZERO reason to add anything to the stock set up. You will NEVER have overheating issues with the stock set up. NEVER.

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Your best bet for keeping things cool will be to pull the intercooler out, use a blow-off gun and blow all the dust and bugs out of everything really well, then mount some window/door bug screen on the back of the grille or on the front of the A/C condenser to keep all the crap out.

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If the stock cooling system isn't keeping your engine cool, there's something wrong with it. These Power Strokes have plenty cooling capacity as they are (other than upgrading the AT cooler to one of the 6.0l units).
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Had put two electric oversized fans (over sized by mfg specs) on an 85 gasser and burned up the engine. Keep the clutch.
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If you did add another fan, I'd definitely leave the stock fan and clutch. The only place I'd ever think of adding an elec fan would be at the very bottom for the PS and trans cooler.



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Thanks guys you just talked me into saving my self a few bucks, Stock setup it is, except for the 6.0 a/t trans cooler which a friend gave me today
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Thanks guys you just talked me into saving my self a few bucks, Stock setup it is, except for the 6.0 a/t trans cooler which a friend gave me today
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I'd make sure to clean it up GOOD if it's used. No telling what could be in there.



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This is a discussion I've been having with a buddy of mine (More a brainstorm)

I've got NO overheating issues whatsoever, but my main problem is the good ol' slushbox getting hot when 4x4ing or hauling wood and such in my local summer temps (40 deg C and up).

My thought on the use of electric fans, is that I can turn them on constantly while driving slowly, like in 4LO up a hill, and possibly get better airflow then the stock fan whizzing away.

I already have a custom built-by-me B&M trans cooler on top of my stock 4R100 cooler, but in this kinda weather, the cooler the better for the damn trans.

The other advantage is it'll give me faster warm-ups in the winter, where it get's the exact opposite, and goes to -15 deg C.

I'm looking to see what ya'll have to say about electrics for low speed cooling, yay or nay. I already have a set of Flex-A-Lites that I got new on a helluva deal, so it up to the decidion of 'Will it cool better'??

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The electric fans will not outflow the stock fan once that clutch is engage. The only good thing is you'll be pushing air over the trans cooler like you said. And like I said, that's the only time I would consider an electric fan: when leaving the stock intact and adding one at the bottom for the trans.
Have you seen how big a 6.0 cooler is to your B&M and stock one? Just curious cause I've never seen the B&M.
And you won't get faster warm up times really because, if the thermostat is operating correctly, then it won't let coolant into the radiator until it's ready anyway.



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