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Unread 07-08-2011, 09:56 AM   #1
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Cooling fan for the 5.2

Ok I have some choices to make. Some idiot ran a red and totaled the gc and I'm trying to get it going again on a non existent budget.

So heres my question, what is the best electric fan for my truck, what do they cost, and were do you get them?

I know some of the 5.9 came with an arctic fan stock, would this be a good option to look into as well?

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Unread 07-08-2011, 10:10 AM   #2
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taurus efan. there are writeups about the swap and wiring everywhere
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Unread 07-08-2011, 07:13 PM   #3
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How much do those run?
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How much do those run?
Get them in a JY, or buy one off of eBay. If you were closer to me, I'd cut you a deal on one of them.

The most expensive part of the swap is your controller. I used a Delta Current Control unit that ran probably $80, IIRC. It's really nice!

There are cheaper controllers, just depends how you want it controlled.
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Unread 07-08-2011, 07:44 PM   #5
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Is the taurus efan off a ford taurus or is that just the brand name?
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Unread 07-08-2011, 07:59 PM   #6
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Is the taurus efan off a ford taurus or is that just the brand name?
It's off of the V6 Ford Taurus/Contour

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f13/f...ght=taurus+fan

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f13/a...-pics-1003862/
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I see that the taurus fan wire up was on a manual switch, its there a controller for it to ruin automatically?
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Get them in a JY, or buy one off of eBay. If you were closer to me, I'd cut you a deal on one of them.

The most expensive part of the swap is your controller. I used a Delta Current Control unit that ran probably $80, IIRC. It's really nice!

There are cheaper controllers, just depends how you want it controlled.
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I see that the taurus fan wire up was on a manual switch, its there a controller for it to ruin automatically?
Yep!
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is there a controller for it to ruin automatically?
Ruin... Freudian slip? Funny...

Not criticizing, I misspell stuff 2.

You should get a thermostatic controller.

With a manual switch, if you get distracted and forget to switch on... big oops.


SO, what's wrong with using an original fan... they work fine.
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I did a efan swap to my truck. When the ac is on it over heats. When you turn it off temp drops instantly. Also new water pump thermostat hoses. Granted its 110 degrees here,but didn't have this issue with the clutch fan. Any help
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I did a efan swap to my truck. When the ac is on it over heats. When you turn it off temp drops instantly. Also new water pump thermostat hoses. Granted its 110 degrees here,but didn't have this issue with the clutch fan. Any help
Is it a 2 speed fan with the high speed engaged for AC automatically?
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Its a one speed fan. Moves 3600 cfm. My buddy is running the same one with no issues.
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What are some websites I could find the controllers on?
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I did a efan swap to my truck. When the ac is on it over heats. When you turn it off temp drops instantly. Also new water pump thermostat hoses. Granted its 110 degrees here,but didn't have this issue with the clutch fan. Any help
How old is your radiator?
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