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Unread 06-16-2013, 08:29 PM   #23521
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First off my first post on here was a member of wrangler forum when I had my tj but got rid of it and now have a zj . Today I finally finished putting in my new shafts upfront after exploding a junk cv shaft last weekend also replaced all ujoint

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Unread 06-16-2013, 09:19 PM   #23522
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Ran to the gas station to put a little gas in, then ran to the parts store. Got back in the Jeep and started her up. She ran like crap, stumbled for ever, and died. Would not start after that for like 20 minutes. Would crank, but wouldnt start. Then it just started like nothing. Damn thing pissed me off...

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Unread 06-16-2013, 11:12 PM   #23523
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I ordered my Father's Day preset from my wife today. I got everything I need for an e-fan. I ordered a new fan, a 100 amp starter selenoid, a 40 amp relay, and an on-off-on 3 position switch. I should have enough wiring to complete the install.
E fan is the way to go!
Good luck with your project. Soo glad I ditched my shot mechanical fan and upgraded.
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Unread 06-16-2013, 11:37 PM   #23524
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Ya I just did the efan and love it! Here's a few bad pictures lol. But honestly it's my favorite thing I've done. I feel a lot safer going out wheeling now





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Unread 06-17-2013, 06:07 AM   #23525
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E fan is the way to go!
Good luck with your project. Soo glad I ditched my shot mechanical fan and upgraded.
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Ya I just did the efan and love it! Here's a few bad pictures lol. But honestly it's my favorite thing I've done. I feel a lot safer going out wheeling now
I'm going to assume both you guys just have a switch/switches to control the fan? Did either of you install a fan controller as well? I thought about it but I think I'd rather just have it manually controlled. Do you guys use the low speed almost all the time or just when you hit a certain temperature? I'm new to this e-fan thing, at least one that I have to manually control.
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Unread 06-17-2013, 07:45 AM   #23526
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Washed/Claybar'd/Waxed/Buffed the Jeep and Pulled the rear bumper to sand the rust off and repaint everything behind the bumper skin.
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Unread 06-17-2013, 07:55 AM   #23527
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Nothing today, but Friday it got a new throttle valve cable, power steering pulley, vacuumed out, headlight switch fixed, new lights in the HVAC control & I fixed my mistake in taking the vacuum lines off the HVAC control. Saturday I fixed the broken vacuum line so my AC came out the dash instead of defrost (in a gas station parking lot while my wife got water for us)
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Unread 06-17-2013, 08:23 AM   #23528
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I'm going to assume both you guys just have a switch/switches to control the fan? Did either of you install a fan controller as well? I thought about it but I think I'd rather just have it manually controlled. Do you guys use the low speed almost all the time or just when you hit a certain temperature? I'm new to this e-fan thing, at least one that I have to manually control.
Hopefully they put a manual "off" switch on it, otherwise it will be fun on water crossings.

Put all my new stuff onto the replacement engine. New waterpump, t-stat, rear main seal, valve cover gaskets, new CPS, oil pan gasket, heater hoses, upper and lower rad hose, throttle body gasket and new rad. CAI is getting swapped to a stock airbox and snorkel. Hopefully put the engine in on Tuesday and start re-wiring on Friday.
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Unread 06-17-2013, 08:30 AM   #23529
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I'm going to assume both you guys just have a switch/switches to control the fan? Did either of you install a fan controller as well? I thought about it but I think I'd rather just have it manually controlled. Do you guys use the low speed almost all the time or just when you hit a certain temperature? I'm new to this e-fan thing, at least one that I have to manually control.
IMO
Manual control of the e-fan is kind of a task...
Just me though. I wired mine to come on automatically with a volvo relay and a BMW thermoswitch low @ 195f, high @ 205f. I posted a how to on this forum. Not many replies... think I rambled too much
worth checking out if you wanna go the automatic route.
I am lazy...no switches to hit.. no monitoring... all automatic
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Unread 06-17-2013, 08:31 AM   #23530
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I'm going to assume both you guys just have a switch/switches to control the fan? Did either of you install a fan controller as well? I thought about it but I think I'd rather just have it manually controlled. Do you guys use the low speed almost all the time or just when you hit a certain temperature? I'm new to this e-fan thing, at least one that I have to manually control.
Yep I'm on a 3 position switch. low has worked for everything so far but I've only had it on for 2 days now lol


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Unread 06-17-2013, 08:32 AM   #23531
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I DO however plan on installing a manual "kill switch" to cut power to my relay for water crossing in the future though.
Something small and hidden. HATE random switches everywhere lol
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Unread 06-17-2013, 08:39 AM   #23532
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IMO
Manual control of the e-fan is kind of a task...
Just me though. I wired mine to come on automatically with a volvo relay and a BMW thermoswitch low @ 195f, high @ 205f. I posted a how to on this forum. Not many replies... think I rambled too much
worth checking out if you wanna go the automatic route.
I am lazy...no switches to hit.. no monitoring... all automatic
Okay, I remember reading that on here. I should have bookmarked the thread so I could see how you did that. I'll find it.


EDIT: Google searching for it via "jeepforum.com:..." found it.
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Unread 06-17-2013, 09:55 AM   #23533
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Loaded mine down with most of our bands pa equipment and my bass rig for a gig last night. There's a 2x15 cab with head, three basses, two mic stands, a pair of monitors, a couple of mixers and about 300' of various cables. Glad I decided to put it all in the Jeep too because I didn't unload everything last night and woke up to it raining this morning
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Unread 06-17-2013, 09:55 AM   #23534
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I use a dccontrol unit to control the fan. I'm using his led indicator to let me know when the fan is running and I have a kill switch for the water crossings





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Unread 06-17-2013, 02:54 PM   #23535
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Today I finally set up a solid time to use a buddys shop to install my IRO 4.5 inch lift. I already started soaking everything with PB blaster, I have the 4.5 inch kit from IRO and my new wheels and tires ready to go, all I have left is to pick up is some acorn style lug nuts to hold those D windows on and new tie rod ends. Anything else you guys think I should pick up before Wednesday? I have a camping/wheelin trip planned for this coming weekend and want to make sure I have all my ducks in a row before I get there so this project goes as smooth as possible and so I can make sure the jeep is ready to roll up to the hills by friday.
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