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Fan clutch question

The fan clutch on my 2005 truck is faulty. Since I do a lot of towing, it was recommended that I put in a fan clutch used in the Ford snow plow package. My question is what is the difference? I am assuming more airflow, but will it be louder? I was told there might be a slight drop in fuel mileage, is this because it stays on? I don't want to hear the fan clutch running all the time. Thanks!

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This might be a little off topic, but is your EGR valve plugged in (electrical connector)?

The reason I ask is, there are some cases with the EGR valve unplugged, it causes the fan clutch not to reach full RPM.

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Not sure. We hooked my rig up to a computer and pulled a steep grade while pulling my 13k trailer. The fan clutch was engaging and disengaging every second (literally, every second).

My old pig bought back by Ford
2005 F350 Powerstroke
SCT X3 tuner
ARP Headstuds
BP EGR Delete
04 up-pipe
Coolant filter
Heavy-duty fan clutch
4.5" DR Lift
35" Toyos on 18" MotoMetals
AMP Powersteps
Pulls FSC3200 WW toyhauler


In search of my new truck!!!
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