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Unread 12-05-2013, 02:06 PM   #1
Eckoh
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Pros and Cons of a direct drive fan

Years ago i lost my fan clutch due to playing in mud.... I replaced it with a direct drive fan, i'm wondering how much a direct drive flex fan hurts gas mileage if at all. Just wondering if it is worth it to go back to the factory fan with the clutch.

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Unread 12-05-2013, 05:14 PM   #2
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It will roar quite a bit and probably knock off 1 or 2 mpg. At least that was my experience when my clutch froze.
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Unread 12-05-2013, 05:19 PM   #3
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i been running it for 10 years... just wondering if it would be worth it to go back to the stock style... when my fan clutch died it would never engage.
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