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post #1 of 37 Old 05-20-2012, 06:37 AM Thread Starter
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I know this topic is like beating your head against the wall but since my stock fan quit working and has set a soft code and the only reason I know that is because I'm a tech a ford and checked with the IDS. What lead me to checking was my ac system acting funny it would blow really cold for a while then warm up a little then back cold in town out on the high way just pure cold. Hooked up our ac machine to truck and with no air movement my pressure on the hot side was sky rocket. Anyways.... I didn't buy the flex a lite kit. I picked up 2 14in pull type fans since the radiator is a little over 28 in tall. I was going to mount one up top in one corner by the air box since that's we're upper hose is and then do the other In the lower passenger corner I was thinking about not making a shroud. Since that just blocks air from moving threw going down the high way good or bad idea?


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Here is another good question, would electric fans help on the fuel mileage? To the OP: What you are talking about sounds good to me but would it do much good if you pull heavy loads, ie be enough air to cool things down vs the stock fan?
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From what I've read. The stock fan pushes 10k cfm and the electric kit I was looking at flowed 5500 cfm. So about half. So I would guess towing heavy is out of the question.


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Yes, there's a reason Flex-A-Lite does not offer a electric fan kit for the 6.0 like they do for the 7.3

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theres a guy on here that runs eletric fans maybe he will chime in

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theres a guy on here that runs eletric fans maybe he will chime in
Yes he's on the forums lots but his name escapes me at the moment. I do recall he said he had no issues.

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i hear a lot about people saying no issues, i do not tow at all this is my dd and go fast truck , the only reason i'm going electric is because of the fact my electric clutch fan no longer works, my question is do i have to build a shroud to cover the radiator or can i just make brackets to hold the fans? i figure no shroud then it can always have air moving threw it going down the high way

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Personally I would fix the stock fan and keep it. There is no way that electric fans will move the kind of air that the stocker will. If you are intent on doing the electric fans I think a shroud is a trade off. I think it will help cooling I stop and go traffic but somewhat restrict air flow through the radiator at highway speeds. Everything is a trade off. If you don't tow you can probably get away with the electric fans.

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Nope I never tow. Was really unsure of the point of a shroud. And no the electric fans don't move anywhere near the amount of air the clutch fan does


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i run two 16" s-blade fans with no shroud - but it's on a 7.3. the damm thing never gets warm and i only use the fans when towing or stomping on it going up grades and in traffic sometimes. but i only tow about 5000lbs when i do and it's hardly ever. when they come on it cools right down quickly. if u decide to run em - make sure u have them both come on at the same time. i played with staging and the duty cycle of the first one on was too long compared to short bursts with both. manual overide is nice to keep air moving through the i/c at stoplights too...


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