Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Northern California
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There's no electric fan that can match the output of the OEM clutch fan which flows 10,000 CFM at 2000 RPM. Yes, there's guys who claim they can tow heavy with a mid-sized junk yard car electric fan cooling their Cummins but there's no way I'm trying that. Besides, the OEM clutch fan is very efficient because its basically doing nothing unless its needed.....and when its needed, its NEEDED. So to try and compare an electric fan that draws loads of juice from the electrical system, which is also a HP drain, to a clutch fan that only fully engages at 205* or more, is kinda silly. Not to mention you have to make sure the electric fan is running when the A/C or defrost is on otherwise you'll damage your A/C compressor. So while driving in the heat or rain your going to be running that electric fan all the time. Whats the gain in that?
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