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Old 07-13-2010, 10:10 PM
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If electrcal fans are of no use and so unreliable (rockwerks and fireranger) why do so many car manufactures install them ?
again another mouth without eyes to read.
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Old 10-26-2011, 05:26 PM
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Dear Fireranger,

You said get a controller that turns the fan on at 200 F; Now, is that 200 degrees at the radiator base screw-in-thing, or 200 degrees at the engine block? Cuz iíve seen some temp switches that look the same, but one says that itís supposed to screw into the radiator and the other said into the block?? (I guess it's different for different makes and models??)I think i have the right answer, but i just want to make sure.. Thanks in advance for your answer.

PS: I plan on just buying the switch ($10-$20) because I don't want to pay $50 for a relay and wire b.s. when i already have some lying around : P
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Old 10-30-2011, 10:38 PM
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man this was over a year ago.............lol
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Old 10-31-2011, 05:00 PM
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haha yea I know but theads don't die!
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Old 10-31-2011, 05:54 PM
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Dear Fireranger,

You said get a controller that turns the fan on at 200 F; Now, is that 200 degrees at the radiator base screw-in-thing, or 200 degrees at the engine block? Cuz iíve seen some temp switches that look the same, but one says that itís supposed to screw into the radiator and the other said into the block?? (I guess it's different for different makes and models??)I think i have the right answer, but i just want to make sure.. Thanks in advance for your answer.

PS: I plan on just buying the switch ($10-$20) because I don't want to pay $50 for a relay and wire b.s. when i already have some lying around : P
My controller is connected to the stock gauge sensor. I did not install anything additional for that. I adjusted the sensor based on the PCM's exact temperature reading on my scangauge. I would not use or trust those stupid gizmos you jam into the radiator fins or wedge in the hose. If you have something that physically installs into the coolant flow inside the block, that should be fine. The radiator is not where you want to measure temperature.

Using only a switch to manually turn the fan on and off is not a good idea. It needs to be an automatic operation and you need to use a relay.
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Old 11-03-2011, 07:09 PM
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Sorry, when i said "switch" i meant the temp sensor. Also, i am using a relay. Just to clear that up. So, where is the stock gauge sensor??
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Old 11-27-2011, 06:55 PM
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i put an elec fan on my 00 ranger with the 2.5. I had absolutely no power at all. So put an elec fan on it and removed the cat. Much better power, and i did notice a good difference in my fuel mileage. Its almost a must for the 4cyl pickups. Never over heated with the new fans either.
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Old 11-27-2011, 07:04 PM
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I installed one on my 94 I wired it into the fuse box added a new fuse and joked it up to a temp sensor thats inside the factor coolant lines

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Old 12-21-2011, 12:11 AM
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Wow, old thread. Oh well, never hurts to throw my two cents in. I guess depending on certain environments and factors you will see and you will not see any increases or decreases of any sort. For instance, if as stated in the first few threads (don't plan on reading for the next 3 hours so that's about as far as I got), if you live in areas where the temp's often exceed 100 degrees, and you're in stop in go traffic China style, then electric fans probably arn't your best bet as there's chances you can screw the wiring up, or...not setting the temp right and it only turns on when your motor already warped your heads. But on the other hand, most people who say they've never seen a change are usually ones who have it wired to a switch of some sort where they turn it on themselves...common sense, of course you're not going to see any noticeable difference...because you're only turning it on when you see that thermostat guage creeping up, which means your engine runs hotter for longer, and lets face it...you're not always watching that gauge to know when to turn it on and more importantly OFF and that means you're killing mileage and power as your engine loses power the longer it stays hot.

But for the ones that live in normal areas where it's a rarity to see temps above 96 most of the year, and they have their thermostats set for a certain temp...say factory recommended then yes you'll see a power and fuel gain as the fans only kick on when they read that temp and only as long as they need to. Plus, that's one less pulley for the belt to drag around when it kicks in, because if less drag is an impossible scenerio, then would anyone explain to me why the AC (which works off the same exact point as the cooling fans) can be deleted and gains of 10 to 15HP can be made and upwards of 3 or 4MPG's can be made are impossible?

Just saying...granted, there's not much proof out there that shows what gains you can have, but there's obviously has to be some proof in the putting or why else would a 800 horsepower drag car or along those lines have electric fans and deleted AC?
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Old 12-22-2011, 05:07 AM
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Andrew,

I live in Texas where temps get around 110 every day for weeks at a time. I just wired my fans into the fuse box to come on when the key is turned on. They stayed on all the time. I even ran my a/c in the 110 degree temps in stop and go traffic in Dallas. Never tried to get hot at all. Just stayed in the normal range where it is supposed to. If my electric fans weren't adequate enough, the a/c would have built up head pressure and not blow cold. The a/c was ice cold.
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