Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Pacific City, Wa
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I'm running an electric fan from an old Crown Vic Taxi (mid 2000's). It didn't fit well with the shroud it came with, but my portaband took care of that. I hooked it up with a switch to ground and a relay. That way I have one small chassis ground wire running across the engine bay and through the firewall and the relay can supply a full 30A. I located it behind the radiator on the trans cooler side; trans temp seems more important than A/C.
I did notice a small improvement in throttle response and I assume it's reducing vibration. I'll be doing a long trip through a mountain pass this weekend and monitoring my MPG. I keep a dated log after modification installs and we'll see if this is significant. I just installed it, so I don't have any data yet. I have been driving a bit though and it seems that my engine is actually running cooler without the mechanical fan and shroud. I have yet to use the electric fan, but the weather has been cold. Maybe it's the weather, or maybe the shroud covered enough of the radiator to retain heat in the coolant. I don't know, but I'd like my truck to run hotter. A hot diesel is more efficient.
98 12V QC 4X4, Auto, HX35, 16* BTDC, KDP Killed, #10 ebay FF, PacBrake 3K GSK, Tork Tek OFV, AFC Tuned, 4" ex, 285/75R16, 3.54,