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Old 07-02-2015, 07:29 PM
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Default My Electric Fan conversion! 2000 4.0 OHV

Ok so I know there are a bunch of threads out there. And while I was looking for information I didn't find them as helpful as I had hoped.

Fortunately I got extremely lucky and didn't even know it until I put it in. I found a Fan and shroud in the junk yard that has the exact same mounts as my fan shroud. It must have been off a smaller motor car/truck because I had to trim the crap out of the engine side of the shroud to get it to fit.

But the fan was already mounted in the shroud, it's only a single speed fan, but I think it will suffice. It looks OEM, shroud was molded for the fan mounts. Not sure what it's off of, but I'm sure someone may chime in.

I used a fan controller with a through radiator probe. Ran power so that the fan will run even when the truck is off, which is a huge improvement over the mechanical fan. Haha.

It looks so awesome and OEM except where I had to trim the edge. But who cares haha.








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Old 07-02-2015, 08:24 PM
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Fan should nor be,setup to run when the truck is off. It could potentially kill your battery. E-fans draw a lot of amps. I think mine draws around 80 amps at startup, then drops off a little once its running.
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Old 07-02-2015, 08:26 PM
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It runs until the temperature switch turns it off, like any car with an electric fan factory
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Old 07-03-2015, 06:30 AM
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My Nissan sentra doesn't run the fan with car turned off.

I wired mine to a toggle switch. Its 2 speed so has a a high, low, and off position. I leave it on low most of the time. I only use high if towing, or to help the a/c on really hot days. Ive found that I actually get better mileage with The fan on all the time versus turning it off on the highway. I only turn it off if going through deep water.
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Old 07-03-2015, 07:52 AM
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Well mine is thermostatically controlled, I'll have to play with it on hot days if the temp goes higher than it should. It comes preset to 160 and I'm sure the water is a little hotter than the probe gets. But it should be close.

I turned it up a little because oe temp for the thermostat anyways is 192. But my gauge doesn't even get to the middle before the fan cuts on, but I'd rather be running cooler than too hot
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Old 07-03-2015, 11:03 AM
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Its not going to hurt to have it come on early. The thermostat will close if it gets too cool, to keep the engine hot enough. Thats why mines always on.
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Old 07-06-2015, 04:30 PM
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Default Re: My Electric Fan conversion! 2000 4.0 OHV

tried this mod in my truck. at best a 1 mpg economy improvement. went back to stock fan set up.
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Old 07-07-2015, 04:53 AM
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Its more about less noise than fuel economy. O had an issue with fan clutches always being engaged. Sounded like I was driving an airplane. Lol went electric and never looked back. Oh and now there's tons of room to get to the front of the engine. Changing the belt is a breeze.
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Old 07-09-2015, 10:45 AM
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Hell, I LIKE the sound of the fan!
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Old 07-17-2015, 10:52 PM
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Are there any part numbers on the fan/shroud?
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Old 07-18-2015, 04:46 AM
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I posted the ones I saw
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Old 07-18-2015, 10:36 AM
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Quote:
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I posted the ones I saw
hmm okay, that doesn't really look like a part number but I'll try, thanks!
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Old 07-18-2015, 12:06 PM
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hmm okay, that doesn't really look like a part number but I'll try, thanks!
Not an expert, but $213 shipped doesn't sound bad for NOS.

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Old 07-18-2015, 12:39 PM
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That's what I have I think
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Old 07-18-2015, 12:54 PM
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That's what I have I think
It's the same part number that's on yours.

I showed it to my wife, and since she just got me a new air compressor for my B-day, she just said "HMMMPH!"
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