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Unread 02-25-2013, 11:31 AM   #1
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why do we need a Taurus fan?

I'm just wondering why a taurus? I have a 95 caravan fan and it sits perfectly over the radiator, is this not a desirable fan for some reason?
I am sure there are over 50 cars that the fans will work, so why all the talk about a taurus fan and nothing else?

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Unread 02-25-2013, 11:33 AM   #2
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The reason the taurus fan is so sought after is because of its high CFM for the size that it is. Any 12V fan will work as long as obviously it fits and 2nd that it has atleast if not more CFM of the factory fan.
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Unread 02-25-2013, 11:37 AM   #3
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The Taurus fan is also 2 speeds.
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Unread 02-25-2013, 11:39 AM   #4
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And they are EVERYWHERE!!!
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Unread 02-25-2013, 11:43 AM   #5
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I've done 2 elec fan conversions using fans from a Buick Grand National - they happen to be an almmost perfect fit and can be setup for dual speed
I wouldn't recommend the GN fan for everyone tho - they are all 25+yrs old - hard to find a low mileage ones these days
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To answer your question AMC, it is a common mod for all the older classic cars: camaro, corvette, etc. many many of the forums will have the Taurus fan mod for their different cars. The fan was chosen because it had a lower profile, very high cfm, and it was real easy to find cheap. There is nothing wrong with using any other fan as long as it moves enough air to keep it cool. You should add your to the wiring mod. There are several aftermarkets that people listed. It might help the next guy out in a pinch.
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Unread 02-25-2013, 12:05 PM   #7
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Oh and the phrase high cfm doesnt do that fan justice. It could suck peanut butter through a straw!
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What they said, and if you have a annoying rattles, you'll never hear them again when that turbine kicks on LOL
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Oh and the phrase high cfm doesnt do that fan justice. It could suck peanut butter through a straw!
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What they said, and if you have a annoying rattles, you'll never hear them again when that turbine kicks on LOL
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And they are EVERYWHERE!!!
Not everywhere. UK junkyards not exactly full of old Taurus's.
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Not everywhere. UK junkyards not exactly full of old Taurus's.
Should be able to find a fan out of a Volvo.... same fan....
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Should be able to find a fan out of a Volvo.... same fan....
Realllllly? Any chance of year, model types to look for? I have an old pusher fan that the PO bolted on, haven't pulled it out to see if it has anything useful like model ID or CFM stamped on it. Was thinking about putting it on the back instead and reversing the wires. Might work...
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Not everywhere. UK junkyards not exactly full of old Taurus's.
But you have Fish and Chips....Even better
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Realllllly? Any chance of year, model types to look for? I have an old pusher fan that the PO bolted on, haven't pulled it out to see if it has anything useful like model ID or CFM stamped on it. Was thinking about putting it on the back instead and reversing the wires. Might work...
The fan blades are shaped to go one way only so I don't know how it would work if you tried to run it backwards. I pulled my fan off of a Volvo so I could do the plug and play thing with the Volvo controller, less splicing wires, and used a vw temp switch and plug in a saab radiator hose housing. Look in the faq sticky for cheap alternative to taurus fan question or problem and just follow the directions there. Thats what I did....
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