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Electric cooling fan
Posted 16 September 2004 - 03:32 PM
Posted 16 September 2004 - 03:37 PM
You could also run dual electric fans for superior cooling.
Posted 16 September 2004 - 03:53 PM
Posted 16 September 2004 - 04:06 PM
Did you have to rewire the stock fan? Thermostat or a switch on the dash?
Yeah I hard wired it. My thermosensor was broken. Originaly I had a switch in the cabin, controling a 15 AMP relay under the bonnet which controled the fan itself. Since I have just wired up the fan directly to the switch. Not the best idea but switches are cheap and easy to replace Relay makes a more safe circut and is recommended.
Posted 16 September 2004 - 04:19 PM
The amount of power saved buy switching from a mechanical fan to an electric is a bit of a myth, if the mechanical clutch fan is functioning properly it only pulls when the rad is hot and needs it. The electric fan requires power too, and its power is subject to two electo-mechanical conversion (alternator and fan motor), both of which have about a 70% conversion efficacy, so the electric one requires about 50% more input power for the same output.
Posted 16 September 2004 - 05:14 PM
Posted 25 September 2004 - 02:39 PM
My EA81 main cooling fan (electric) is about go and I need to replace it. I have A/C and can't live without it here in Louisiana. One fan isn't enough to keep that EA81 cool, even on cool days (72).
Has anyone added a push fan setup in addition to standard fans. Does it help? Any drawbacks?
Flex-a-lite has some 1250 cfm singles/2500 cfm duals fans ... seem a bit pricey though.
Posted 20 October 2004 - 10:27 PM
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Posted 21 October 2004 - 12:03 AM
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