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Old 06-07-2011, 01:34 PM
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Cool. Based on the amount of crap blowing all over the place, looks like it is still moving lots of air at high RPM. Since you were standing in front of it, how does it feel compared to a stock fan or something?
i agree, lol id like to hear what he has to say about that ...... hmmmm so still not set in stone if to replace the clutch or get a flex
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Old 06-07-2011, 02:33 PM
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I compared after taking that video to my 01 which still has the stocker. The flex fan blow a SH!T ton more than the stock. Its also got a very powerful suction, You can put hour hand on the grill and feel the air being sucked thru. I would say go with the flex fan, the cost is pretty cheap to set it up. The most important piece being the adapter from summit. This is a must I think if you are having cooling issues. Its worked awesome for me with plowing.
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Old 06-07-2011, 02:44 PM
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i will not need that adapter, i still got the old school 4 bolts on the water pump, all i will need is the spacer
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I agree. Get the flex fan.
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Old 06-07-2011, 02:55 PM
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well i think i will get it tomorrow and post the results on the weekend, im just doing that and a flush for now, the pump looks pretty new, i have only had the truck a year now, so i doubt its much over 2 years old and the previous owner didnt drive it often and all i have put on it is 5k
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Old 06-08-2011, 01:36 PM
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that fan moves some air i mean damn!!!!!, i just rode around the block (2 miles) and i could see how the stat was cycling on and off slightly with the factory gauge

havent flushed it or hooked the boat up, but im sure this will be tons better
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Old 06-30-2012, 01:36 AM
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grab a flex fan. I did this mod on my plow truck because I had cooling problems. Yes the fan will flex out flat, but it moves a sh!t ton more air. I have a manual temp gauge on my truck and you can see the thing work. It cools down so fast the truck will not maintain temp. its not ridiculus tho. Truck will warm up to 190 then when the thermostat opens the temp will drop down to 165-170. This process repeats continually while driving. It did not do this with the factory fan. I have a thread about it somewhere on here.

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found it ~ http://www.fordrangerforum.com/4-0-s...at-needed.html
Hey there everyone, I was just reading this old thread and came up with a question of my own, I have a ranger with a left handed thread on fan. I was just wondering if it was necessary to have the adapter? I have been trying to find one that is fairly cheep, however everywhere I look they want $50 or more for it. If I have to I'll make one, just weld a large nut to a flat 1/4" to 3/8" piece of steel, drill & tap the holes for the fan to bolt to and go from there.
I too am having problems with the engine overheating, mainly with the A/C on but it'll do it on a hot day as well. I already have a flex fan that came off an old F100 I used to have, I bought it that way; and wish I have never sold it!
I know the flex fan is designed to flex when you rev the engine, that's why you don't lose any HP or MPG, it's made mainly to move more air at low RPM, as oposed to a fixed blade fan. What do you guys suggest?
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Old 07-01-2012, 11:17 PM
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well since this thread is about overheating i will throw my 2 cents in. everybody does the "radiator flush" but no one ever says to flush the fins on the outside also. you take the grille off and spray thru condensor and rad and you will get mud out of the back. i did this on mine with new w/p, t-stat and electric fan still guage going right to the hot line. flushed the outside of rad now stays right on the middle and it has been 96 deg weather. still the same. also after flushing once i drizzled dawn dish soap on wet rad and condensor and "flushed" again more mud came out. cheap and effective. bug guts road dirt all baked on by 190 deg radiator, fitting that dish soap will make it let loose.
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Old 07-02-2012, 12:23 AM
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Hey there everyone, I was just reading this old thread and came up with a question of my own, I have a ranger with a left handed thread on fan. I was just wondering if it was necessary to have the adapter? I have been trying to find one that is fairly cheep, however everywhere I look they want $50 or more for it. If I have to I'll make one, just weld a large nut to a flat 1/4" to 3/8" piece of steel, drill & tap the holes for the fan to bolt to and go from there.
I too am having problems with the engine overheating, mainly with the A/C on but it'll do it on a hot day as well. I already have a flex fan that came off an old F100 I used to have, I bought it that way; and wish I have never sold it!
I know the flex fan is designed to flex when you rev the engine, that's why you don't lose any HP or MPG, it's made mainly to move more air at low RPM, as oposed to a fixed blade fan. What do you guys suggest?
I'd spend the money on the adapter. That thing has got to be perfectly centered. Welding and trying to make your own I think is trouble. Last thing you want to do is turn your fan and its off just a c-unt hair and blow your water pump.
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Old 07-03-2012, 07:13 AM
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I decided to go ahead and make one. I have worked as a steel fabricator and machinist for 10 years. I tool the specs from the fan and the water pump that I needed, Found the center point, welded some parts together, centered it out and turned it down. I checked it with a mic to for play and there is only .002. That's not enough to damage anything!I screwed it on and it works beautifully. My water pump isn't cast like most are anyway, I had a friend of mine; who runs a CNC machine, to make me one out of a solid block of aluminum.

Thanks for replying to me though, I do appreciate it.
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