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Old 03-23-2014, 11:52 PM
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So I'm looking into doing this swap. Is the only way to wire it up with a 2 way switch? Is there any way to splice into some wire so that it turns on and switches between high and lo when it reaches a certain temperature?
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Old 03-25-2014, 12:28 PM
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Old 04-05-2014, 06:03 PM
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So I'm looking into doing this swap. Is the only way to wire it up with a 2 way switch? Is there any way to splice into some wire so that it turns on and switches between high and lo when it reaches a certain temperature?
I'm going to take a stab at this:

Assuming our trucks have some sort out overheat idiot light, you could just radio into that to run the solenoid for the high speed on theses fans. I'm sure if we figured out how that light its triggered (relay hooked to a temp sending unit/switch?) then we could rig up another one to come on just above or at the desired operating temp.

Just have to figure out what it takes to make one of the switches, probably find another location to mount the sending unit/switch thing. There are usually plenty of unused plugs on the intake that access the coolant.

Edit: Just did some googling and found this:
http://m.summitracing.com/parts/atm-3246

Its a temp switch, on at 200 off at 170. I'm sure there are different ranges, maybe even one with two leads for different temperatures.


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Old 07-09-2014, 02:22 PM
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I'm assuming you would need a different length belt for this? What size would you need for a 2.3? Do you even need a different belt? Thanks
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Old 07-10-2014, 08:10 AM
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The fan gets removed but the pulley stays, so there's no change to the belt.
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Old 07-10-2014, 10:39 AM
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The fan gets removed but the pulley stays, so there's no change to the belt.
Ahhh ok, thanks a lot.
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Old 07-20-2014, 05:20 PM
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Would you have to use the continous duty solenoids or could you use two separate 40 amp relays???
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Old 07-20-2014, 07:15 PM
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Would you have to use the continous duty solenoids or could you use two separate 40 amp relays???
Continuous duty solenoids would obviously be better, but I'm currently using two 40 amp ford relays I pulled along with the fan at the JY and they've been working fine so far.That being said, for some reason my fan only works on high, with a two way switch hooked up and the three wire fan, etc. I can't figure it out. If anyone wants to chime in, that'd be great.
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Old 07-20-2014, 07:30 PM
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Why are they better are they just a heavier duty component??? Or do they work differently??? Any info would be appreciated
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Old 07-21-2014, 03:04 PM
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Sry, solenoids are usually rated for higher amps, such as activating the starter, while relays are generally used for lighter applications, such as headlights. So a continuous duty solenoid will be more reliable because they are generally rated for more amps. Now, if you have a solenoid rated for 100 amps, and a relay rated for 100 amps, it's my knowledge that you won't see a difference. As far as internal construction differences between the two, I'm not quite sure. Both use electromagnetism to flip a switch, but any more than that someone else can chime in.
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