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Unread 06-04-2013, 01:57 PM   #1
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Volvo 2spd fan relay and fan question

I am going to be hitting up a local pull a part in the next couple of days to grab the infamous relay and the fan from a 1995 Volvo 850. What tools will I need? I have never been to a pull a part before.

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Unread 06-06-2013, 12:41 PM   #2
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In case anyone else wants to know on a 1995 Volvo 850, there are 2 10mm bolts up top on the fan shroud that hold it to the radiator. Unscrew them and the entire shroud/fan combo will pop out. Take a pair of cutters to cut the relay harness, and you are good to go.
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Unread 06-06-2013, 01:05 PM   #3
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Thanks, but no one cares. As it's a downgrade from the factory setup. Most here want to upgrade their JEEPS.
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Thanks, but no one cares. As it's a downgrade from the factory setup. Most here want to upgrade their JEEPS.
Then why havnt you upgraded yours?
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Then why havnt you upgraded yours?
My stock cooling system doesn't need upgrading.
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Unread 06-06-2013, 03:35 PM   #8
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My stock cooling system doesn't need upgrading.
You may think it is a downgrade and thats perfectly fine. But why be rude with the "nobody cares". If thats the way you feel, why not just say nothing?
And for the OP, i have ran a volvo fan on my jeep for almost ten years with no problems, you will be fine, regardless of what all the jeep forum e-fan haters will lead you to believe
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You may think it is a downgrade and thats perfectly fine. But why be rude with the "nobody cares". If thats the way you feel, why not just say nothing?
And for the OP, i have ran a volvo fan on my jeep for almost ten years with no problems, you will be fine, regardless of what all the jeep forum e-fan haters will lead you to believe
You are absolutely correct. That was a poor choice of words. Should of left it with thanks anyway, but electric fans do not cool any better than mechanical fans.
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You are absolutely correct. That was a poor choice of words. Should of left it with thanks anyway, but electric fans do not cool any better than mechanical fans.
You are exactly right. I personally can not stand the sound of a mechanical fan on ANY vehicle, and with the fan setup i have i have never came close to overheating in the hot Oklahoma summers. To each his own.
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You are exactly right. I personally can not stand the sound of a mechanical fan on ANY vehicle, and with the fan setup i have i have never came close to overheating in the hot Oklahoma summers. To each his own.
Right you are, electrical fans are annoying when they turn on and off and on and off and on and off and on and off. Good thing my mechanical fan is quite and keeps my JEEP nice and cool in my super hot Texas summer heat.
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Right you are, electrical fans are annoying when they turn on and off and on and off and on and off and on and off. Good thing my mechanical fan is quite and keeps my JEEP nice and cool in my super hot Texas summer heat.
I agree with that statement as well. Thats why i have a PWM varible controller that does not cycle on and off. It runs the fan most of the time at about 10%, then ramps up and down the speed as necessary to control the
temp. Unless its very hot out, i hardly ever even hear my fan running. And if i recall, the last couple summers, Ok has rivalled the heat of Texas, if in fact, not been hotter.
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You are exactly right. I personally can not stand the sound of a mechanical fan on ANY vehicle, and with the fan setup i have i have never came close to overheating in the hot Oklahoma summers. To each his own.
Quieter just means it isn't pulling as much air. Ever hear the e-fan on a Mercedes? Sounds like a jumbo jet at full speed, no different than the mech fan on the Jeep when fully engaged. Possibly a bit louder.
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I agree with that statement as well. Thats why i have a PWM varible controller that does not cycle on and off. It runs the fan most of the time at about 10%, then ramps up and down the speed as necessary to control the
temp. Unless its very hot out, i hardly ever even hear my fan running.
Hmm, good deal then. So when it's hot it's running all the time like my mechanical fan is?
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Quieter just means it isn't pulling as much air. Ever hear the e-fan on a Mercedes? Sounds like a jumbo jet at full speed, no different than the mech fan on the Jeep when fully engaged. Possibly a bit louder.
I work at a Mercedes dealership, i hear them all the time! My fan is actually the same fan used on some of them. My point is my controller only runs the fan as hard as it needs to, nothing more. When my fan is needed to run full out, yes it is very loud. Im not hear to argue over mechanical vs. electric. Like i said, to each his own.
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