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post #196 of 244 Old 09-06-2012, 09:05 PM
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1. When the stock shroud is used (as has been mentioned in this thread), you get better airflow in a pull situation than you ever would in a push.
2. If you really want to test it when using the AC full blast, either wire it so it goes to full amperage when the AC is turned on, or install a bull **** switch as I did. Either way, get the fan going as fast as you can for optimal cooling of the engine and the AC
3. Your tranny being hooked up to the radiator, going out or not, will not add to engine heat....unless your tranny is so bad it's shooting fire through the cooler lines


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post #197 of 244 Old 09-06-2012, 09:35 PM
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Pushing is a good way to lower your condenser temp but little else.

I'm thinking of installing a small pusher fan to the driver side of my condenser, just to help with condenser cooling.

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post #198 of 244 Old 09-07-2012, 12:37 PM
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We have 4 large junkyards here with loads of Taurus's but every one of them has had the cooling fans ripped off. I think we have reached the end of our pool of used Taurus fans. There is a huge off road scene here however. One of the junkyards said that the "Stupid Jeep guys" took all the fans. I didn't tell him that it was for a Jeep.

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post #199 of 244 Old 09-07-2012, 01:58 PM
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New Taurus fans (with shroud) are only $84 apiece at Rockauto.

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post #200 of 244 Old 09-07-2012, 02:20 PM
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I was able to locate a Taurus this afternoon that still had the fan in it. The motor was already pulled. I don't know if the motor was the 3.0 or the 3.8. What is the difference between the fans? I took a gamble and bought it for $25. It looks just like the 3.8 fan. Will it work if it ends up being the 3.0 fan?

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post #201 of 244 Old 05-11-2013, 03:40 PM
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i got the mk-8/t-bird e-fan , it pulls more air and draws a little more amps on high , perfect fit on the radiator

thanks for the heads up on the starter relays

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post #202 of 244 Old 05-11-2013, 09:15 PM
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I was able to locate a Taurus this afternoon that still had the fan in it. The motor was already pulled. I don't know if the motor was the 3.0 or the 3.8. What is the difference between the fans? I took a gamble and bought it for $25. It looks just like the 3.8 fan. Will it work if it ends up being the 3.0 fan?
The 3.8 Taurus fan is 2 speed, 3 wire. The 3.0 is a 2 wire fan. I think the 3.8 fan is also larger in circumference. I just picked one up off eBay, item # 230976486756. If it looks like that, should be a 3.8 2 speed fan. No local yards had one and this item looked really nice. Seller Doug was very helpful!! This is one of his specialties!
I will be useing the DCC FK-55 controller. A bit pricey, but one and done. http://www.dccontrol.com/constant_te...ontrollers.htm. It has a lot of very good reviews.

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post #203 of 244 Old 05-11-2013, 09:51 PM
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You can't go wrong with the DCC controller in my opinion. I've had my FK35 for about 5 years, and it's still going strong. I thought it was dying about a year and a half ago, but it was just corroded butt splices. Replaced them with waterproof ones, and it's running perfectly.

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post #204 of 244 Old 09-22-2013, 10:27 PM
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what temperatures should the low and high speed fan come at and shut off at ?
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post #205 of 244 Old 09-23-2013, 07:47 AM
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what temperatures should the low and high speed fan come at and shut off at ?
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No expert, but I would guess lo 200, hi 220. If you go lower than thermostat rating, the fan won't turn off.
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post #206 of 244 Old 09-20-2014, 07:17 PM
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I am doing this to a 1997 2.5 wrangler I was wondering if mine will have the same blue and gray wire? I bought a kit that I need to tap a wire into my ignition switch. Thanks
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post #207 of 244 Old 11-13-2014, 07:13 PM
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Got the PT Cruiser fan installed with about 1/2" to spare between engine and fan motor. Works well. Installed switch on dash to go low/off/high. Wanted to be able to turn off for quick warm ups in cold weather and for water crossing. I installed 2 LEDs on dash above instrument panel that will illuminate when the engine is on and the fan is off. Had to use 2 relays for the fans I located in a small box under the hood fastened to the firewall and 2 more relays under the dash for the LED control. When installing it I discovered altough the fan was out of a 2002 PT Cruiser, it was a replacement unit only 1 year old. Sweet!

I cut the original fan shroud a little and trimmed the Cruiser fan shroud and bolted them together. Then shoved the assembly between radiator and engine and locked it down using the original mounting points of the Jeep shroud. Engine seems to operate better as does the AC.

beautiful! definitely gonna do this!!!!! the Southwest isn't kind to these engines come summer time. Quick question though, can't you remove the stock fan shroud since the PT cruiser one already pretty much has one? or does it not cover the jeeps radiator well enough?
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post #208 of 244 Old 11-14-2014, 08:53 AM
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I wanted to use the stock shroud to insure it covered the radiator well and make it easier to mount. Cutting it to fit the new fan was pretty easy. Fan is still doing the job.
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post #209 of 244 Old 11-15-2014, 12:43 AM
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You want maximum fan shroud coverage, its a big deal.

The lincoln mark VIII fan and shroud is a close fit, as is the t-bird.

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post #210 of 244 Old 07-23-2015, 12:21 PM
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Old thread I realize but this appears to be an ongoing suggested upgrade and I have a question. Any reason to not have this fan running all the time in low, with maybe a switch to bump it to high if need be?

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