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Unread 12-05-2009, 06:35 AM   #31
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I don't care much for used electrical stuff and did some looking and found a new Taurus fan from rockauto.com for $68. I've got it installed and just thought I'd pass on the price for new.

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Unread 12-05-2009, 08:18 AM   #32
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I don't care much for used electrical stuff and did some looking and found a new Taurus fan from rockauto.com for $68. I've got it installed and just thought I'd pass on the price for new.
Good price for a brand new one!

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Unread 12-07-2009, 09:04 AM   #33
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I'm going to climb some hills tomorrow that I haven't done since before the fan/TB mods. Can't wait to see if it climbs easier!
YJake,

So what were your results?
Was there a noticeable difference in your rigs' performance on the trail?

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Unread 01-20-2010, 11:10 AM   #34
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nice write up. but where did you put the radiator overflow and the power steering. i have every thing done i just need to anchor down the overflow and power steering.
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Unread 01-20-2010, 11:22 AM   #35
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My fan had a bolt hole on the top right corner (looking at the front of the jeep), i just ran a small bolt through that and through the hole on the power steering reservoir and threw some washers and a nut on it... i can take a picture if I explained this all wrong lol.
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Unread 01-20-2010, 12:04 PM   #36
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So what were your results?
Was there a noticeable difference in your rigs' performance on the trail?

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Sorry I missed that!

It keeps my engine very cool while on the trails and I can turn it off before entering water. I've had some people's engines start to over heat while crawling but I'll never have that problem.

It's nice peace of mind!

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Unread 01-20-2010, 12:49 PM   #37
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yeah pics would be nice, iv been trying to fab something but it seems i might need a differant overflow bottle.
i pulled my fan off a 94 tourus it has a nice shroud on it. but now my overflow seems to be too big.
if you got pics that might help or spark my imagination or something.

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Unread 01-20-2010, 04:51 PM   #38
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yeah pics would be nice, iv been trying to fab something but it seems i might need a differant overflow bottle.
i pulled my fan off a 94 tourus it has a nice shroud on it. but now my overflow seems to be too big.
if you got pics that might help or spark my imagination or something.

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Pics are on the first page

I got my fan out of a 1995 Taurus. It has worked flawlessly since I installed it.
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Unread 01-20-2010, 06:59 PM   #39
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Sorry I missed that!

It keeps my engine very cool while on the trails and I can turn it off before entering water. I've had some people's engines start to over heat while crawling but I'll never have that problem.

It's nice peace of mind!

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Sounds great, Jake!

Please explain the "I can turn it off before entering the water" thing..... if you do go deep enough to submerge it, what then - do you need to let it dry out before hitting the on switch or what?

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yeah pics would be nice, iv been trying to fab something but it seems i might need a differant overflow bottle.
i pulled my fan off a 94 tourus it has a nice shroud on it. but now my overflow seems to be too big.
if you got pics that might help or spark my imagination or something.

thanks
Well if you're asking me, on my '94 YJ 2.5L, My overflow bottle is back behind the intake. The hose on the right is the overflow. And my power steering reservoir came out of a Volvo, and is attached to the wheelwell. The hose on the left in the pic is the D30 vent hose. So I don't know how to help you with your TJ.

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Unread 01-20-2010, 07:23 PM   #41
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Sounds great, Jake!

Please explain the "I can turn it off before entering the water" thing..... if you do go deep enough to submerge it, what then - do you need to let it dry out before hitting the on switch or what?

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Well you see, the cool thing about an electric fan is that you can wire up a toggle switch that controls the power to it. This allows me to shut the fan off before entering water with the flip of a switch.

Prehaps you're asking why I turn it off beforehand? Well if left running and the fan becomes submerged, the blades will break or bend from the force when they cut into the water. My old metal clutch fan blades were VERY bent and crooked from multiple submersions. I can only imagine how bad the plastic blades on an electric fan would fare...

That's why it's nice to have an "on/off" switch wired directly to the fan.

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Unread 01-21-2010, 09:25 AM   #42
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i see what you mean, my overflow is on the side of my radiator. i was looking at puting a differant overflow in like a 94 mustang 5.0l, it looks like it might work. well thanks anyway, nice pics
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Unread 01-24-2010, 05:10 PM   #43
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Nice write-up. I tried this mod several years ago. I snagged a taurus fan from a junkyard and took it home. I tried to fit the fan down in between the radiator and waterpump pulley but it wouldn't fit. I saw someone else said they were able to make it work. Maybe I had the wrong fan motor of something, because it seemed to stick out a little. The one above doesn't seem to as much.

I got to thinking though, how much extra power does the give? Is it noticeable in the seat? My 4.0 doesn't run hot like it use to after I replaced the radiator for the 3rd time. So cooling is not an issue. I guess something to think about though. How much was the wiring kit for it?
what type of radiator did you get?
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Unread 02-27-2010, 08:47 PM   #44
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How are yaull getting enough space to mount these fans in a CJ with a 4.2? I have both the Taurus fan and the Contour fan and neither will fit. Is there a differance in radaitor sizes? Maybe I have a 3 core,I will check, and yaull have a 2 core and there is a size issue. If that is the case I will order a new radaitor so the fan will fit. I did mount the Contour fan on my brother inlaws CJ7 with a 360. The same fan with my 4.2 just wont fit and the taurus fan is way thicker.
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Unread 02-28-2010, 10:22 AM   #45
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How are yaull getting enough space to mount these fans in a CJ with a 4.2? I have both the Taurus fan and the Contour fan and neither will fit. Is there a differance in radaitor sizes? Maybe I have a 3 core,I will check, and yaull have a 2 core and there is a size issue. If that is the case I will order a new radaitor so the fan will fit. I did mount the Contour fan on my brother inlaws CJ7 with a 360. The same fan with my 4.2 just wont fit and the taurus fan is way thicker.
If you notice, most of the guys in this thread are YJ's and TJ's
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