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Unread 03-19-2007, 04:36 PM   #1
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Anyone Running A Electric fan?

I was just interested in going to an electric. and maybe get a couple more horses from my 2.5, cause I need all I can get, If anyone has done this, How do you like it? was hard to install? do you get any more power?

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Unread 03-19-2007, 04:51 PM   #2
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To be honest, I dont think you will be able to tell much of a difference power wise just by switching to an eletric fan. For a little bit more you could just swap in a 4.0, assuming you can do the work your self
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Unread 03-19-2007, 06:38 PM   #3
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I was just interested in going to an electric. and maybe get a couple more horses from my 2.5, cause I need all I can get, If anyone has done this, How do you like it? was hard to install? do you get any more power?

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I put a Mark VII fan on my 2.5. Although I haven't been on the freeway yet, I can sure feel the difference around town. I got it off a '96 Mercury Cougar with a 4.6L V8. It has 2 speeds, but I haven't needed the high speed yet. I also set it up so I can turn it off in deep water. With a cheap $17 thermostat and some 50 amp relays, I'm good to go.

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Unread 03-19-2007, 07:49 PM   #4
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You have some hellacious space under your hood, Mr. B.
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Unread 03-19-2007, 10:10 PM   #5
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I have a Taurus 3.8 fan (I think it's the same as the Mark VIII) wired on high. Keeps my 350 cool all summer long.

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Unread 03-20-2007, 05:47 AM   #6
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I switched over to an electric about 3 weeks ago. It's been cool here so I've only had the fan come on a couple of times.
But I did notice a marked increase in power. I've only run two tanks through so far but it seems like I'm getting better milage, tough to tell since I'm having too much fun with the extra horsies.
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Unread 03-20-2007, 07:08 AM   #7
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To be honest, I dont think you will be able to tell much of a difference power wise just by switching to an eletric fan. For a little bit more you could just swap in a 4.0, assuming you can do the work your self
Electric fan... couple hundred bux TOPS... 4.0 swap... a thousand at LEAST Not to mention the downtime of the rig and labor....

I run the Taurus fan too with my V8... $45 for the fan, and I had $70 more into it for the fan t-stat and Bosch relay. -- ignore that one through the rad mount, I needed to make one more bracket.

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Unread 03-20-2007, 07:16 PM   #8
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You have some hellacious space under your hood, Mr. B.
I'm thinking of putting a compressor tank in there. And maybe a popcorn maker.

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I have a Taurus 3.8 fan (I think it's the same as the Mark VIII) wired on high. Keeps my 350 cool all summer long.
I think the motor is the same 2 speed. The blades and the cowling are slightly different though. The nice thing about the Mark VII is that it was an almost perfect fit.
Do your Taurus blades look like this?

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Unread 03-20-2007, 07:26 PM   #9
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i ran an electric fan on the 2.5, never could tell the difference myself, in that or the 4.0 t/b etc etc.
i just got the kit for a v6 from my local parts place, never had any issues with it.
think the relay/thermostat deal was all bosch.

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No they are straighter. Does your's make a ton of noise like mine does?
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Unread 03-21-2007, 02:30 AM   #11
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Im looking to do this for the spring/summer. Does anyone have or know of a write up on EVERYTHING needed to swap in an electric fan? I have an electric fan, thats it. What else is needed? Easy to do? Cost of accessories? Thanks a lot!!!
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Unread 03-21-2007, 08:14 AM   #12
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No they are straighter. Does your's make a ton of noise like mine does?
Only when it's running.

I actually have an LED in the cab that goes out when the fan is running, because when I'm driving down the road I can't hear it.
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Unread 03-21-2007, 08:21 AM   #13
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I have an electric fan i bought off quadratec a while back. I as well did not notice any power gains. I def. like an adjustable fan because when your in the trail moving at slow speed high RPMs i can set the fan to come on at any time and it keeps my engine at the temp i set it at. Its great.
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Unread 03-21-2007, 08:37 AM   #14
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I have a Grand Cherokee fan waiting to go into my Yj. I am not totaly sure if it is a multi speed fan, but I will be wiring it in so I can tuyrn it on and off at will. this allong with a trany cooler should make things a bit cooler under my rig.
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Unread 03-21-2007, 09:12 AM   #15
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Only when it's running.

I actually have an LED in the cab that goes out when the fan is running, because when I'm driving down the road I can't hear it.

You don't have a wiring diagram on how to do this do you?? I have overheated twice because I bumped/.turned off the switch and didn't double check it.
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