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Unread 03-30-2009, 09:04 AM   #1
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Ford Taurus E-fan?

What is so special about these that makes GC owners want to upgrade? There are a few for sale locally, so I am just wondering what the hype is versus the stock e-fans in our GC's

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Unread 03-30-2009, 09:20 AM   #2
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you don't have e-fan in your ZJ unless it's 5.9
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Unread 03-30-2009, 12:06 PM   #3
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I converted mine for... 1)to get rid of the clutch fan dragging on the motor. 2) the ability to turn off the fan during water crossings. 3) faster morning warm up. 4) Free up more room on the front of my motor for my York OBA
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Unread 03-30-2009, 12:21 PM   #4
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I converted mine for... 1)to get rid of the clutch fan dragging on the motor. 2) the ability to turn off the fan during water crossings. 3) faster morning warm up. 4) Free up more room on the front of my motor for my York OBA
Same here, I'm doing the e-fan conversion right now. All of the above, plus the fact that on high you could cool off a jet engine with that fan.
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Unread 04-01-2009, 08:11 AM   #5
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Time to put one in the Wife's ZJ then. Is this also a common upgrade for the WJ?
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Unread 04-01-2009, 10:14 AM   #6
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I considered the "Taurus"...
Went "Flex-a-lite"...
A club member even had 1 I could have FREE but the Flex-180 comes w/ALL hard-wear, wire, mounts & Adj. stat...& a warranty...
Flex-a-lite pulls 3300 cfm @ 12 amps...
Taurus pulls like 2400/2800 cfm @ near 80 amps & you have to fab all your own wiring & mounts...
Flex runs around 200' w/AC running in the desert ALL DAY...
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I considered the "Taurus"...
Went "Flex-a-lite"...
A club member even had 1 I could have FREE but the Flex-180 comes w/ALL hard-wear, wire, mounts & Adj. stat...& a warranty...
Flex-a-lite pulls 3300 cfm @ 12 amps...
Taurus pulls like 2400/2800 cfm @ near 80 amps & you have to fab all your own wiring & mounts...
Flex runs around 200' w/AC running in the desert ALL DAY...
My 2 cents...M...VP. S.P.O.R.A.
The Taurus fan does pull around 85 amps INITIALLY FOR START UP ONLY, then drops below 40 amps for continuous draw. This is for the "high" speed.

For low speed, the continuous draw is below 12 amps.
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Unread 04-01-2009, 10:28 AM   #8
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I considered the "Taurus"...
Went "Flex-a-lite"...
A club member even had 1 I could have FREE but the Flex-180 comes w/ALL hard-wear, wire, mounts & Adj. stat...& a warranty...
Flex-a-lite pulls 3300 cfm @ 12 amps...
Taurus pulls like 2400/2800 cfm @ near 80 amps & you have to fab all your own wiring & mounts...
Flex runs around 200' w/AC running in the desert ALL DAY...
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what flex a lite fan did you go with?

how did you all wire it up? to a switch inside or automatically off temp or what?

just curious, have to replace radiator soon and may end up going e-fan
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oh also did you use a puller fan or pusher fan? im assuming puller...since its on the inside of the radiator...

let me know please, thanks!
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Unread 04-01-2009, 10:58 AM   #10
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Flex-a-lite #180 - universal... (185 is for a 5.0 ford...)
Hot to battery...
runs/cycles till cool... (5-7 times after shut down when hot)
Stat. set to about 195...
Runs around 200/205 in the desert w/AC on...
& also hooked to + @ AC comp. power...
Plans to wire a kill switch for water crossings before "Monsoon Season"...
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http://www.flex-a-lite.com/auto/html...c_x-treme.html

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what flex a lite fan did you go with?

how did you all wire it up? to a switch inside or automatically off temp or what?

just curious, have to replace radiator soon and may end up going e-fan
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