Jump to content

Welcome to Ultimate Subaru Message Board, my lurker friend!

Welcome to Ultimate Subaru Message Board, an unparalleled Subaru community full of the greatest Subaru gurus and modders on the planet! We offer technical information and discussion about all things Subaru, the best and most popular all wheel drive vehicles ever created.

We offer all this information for free to everyone, even lurkers like you! All we ask in return is that you sign up and give back some of what you get out - without our awesome registered users none of this would be possible! Plus, you get way more great stuff as a member! Lurk to lose, participate to WIN*!
  • Say hello and join the conversation
  • Subscribe to topics and forums to get automatic updates
  • Get your own profile and make new friends
  • Classifieds with all sorts of Subaru goodies
  • Photo hosting in our gallery
  • Meet other cool people with cool cars
Seriously, what are you waiting for? Make your life more fulfilling and join today! You and your Subaru won't regret it, we guarantee** it.

* The joy of participation and being generally awesome constitutes winning
** Not an actual guarantee, but seriously, you probably won't regret it!

Serving the Subaru Community since May 18th, 1998!

Guest Message by DevFuse

- - - - -

EA 82 Cooling Fan mod?

  • Please log in to reply
5 replies to this topic

#1 85wagon


    USMB Regular

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 59 posts
  • eugene

Posted 13 March 2011 - 03:15 AM

hey, im putiing a 4inch lift on my 85gl wagon and the water pump fan/ fan clutch fan is pretty close to the radiator core suport has anyone taken off the fan clutch with fan and installed an electric fan? i figured it would work fine for cooling, would it cause problems on the motor side? would i gain Horse Power with the motor having less drag?

Edited by 85wagon, 13 March 2011 - 03:18 AM.

#2 El Presidente

El Presidente

    Subaru Fanatic!

  • Members
  • 621 posts
  • Northgate/Seattle, WA

Posted 13 March 2011 - 03:52 PM

From what I've read an electric fan from a EA81 with A/C fits with a couple extra screws. I guess the EA82 electric fan is too thick to use in place of the mech. fan. I haven't done this mod, but I'm planning to!

You'll probably free a couple hp, but nothing exciting.

#3 Numbchux


    EJ conversion addict

  • Members
  • 6,719 posts
  • Saginaw, MN

Posted 13 March 2011 - 04:24 PM

If the cooling system is in good repair, just pull it off. Only Ea82s with A/C came with a clutch fan, so it's only necessary in the hardest situations.

The A/C never worked in my Ea82s, so I pulled it all off, and the fan, and almost never had problems.

you won't notice any power unless the clutch was failed, but you might gain a bit of mileage depending on your driving style. And you'll make your car a lot easier to work on.

#4 NorthWet


    Eeyore Incarnate

  • Members
  • 5,039 posts
  • Bremerton, WA

Posted 13 March 2011 - 04:26 PM

The mechanical fan was only installed on models that had A/C. If you don't have/use the A/C (and your model is not a turbo) than you should be able to get by on just the right-side electric fan. Otherwise, as previously mentioned, the left-side electric fan from an A/C-equipped EA81 might work. Alternately, you might be able to fit a pusher fan in front of the radiator.

#5 85wagon


    USMB Regular

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 59 posts
  • eugene

Posted 13 March 2011 - 09:16 PM

ill pull it off, see what happens, ill probably get another after market fan later down the road when summer arrives. thanks for the info.

#6 85wagon


    USMB Regular

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 59 posts
  • eugene

Posted 19 March 2011 - 01:02 PM

hey, i pulled the fan/fanclutch off, i definitely noticed a power increase. i use to have to shift down into third going up my hill and now i can keep it in 4th, pretty sweet!! i doubt i got any more horse power but u can definitely notice the torque.

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users