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The process of going with an electric water pump and fans yielded some interesting ideas.
First off I removed the fan, and OEM water pump to reduce drag, and tidy up the front of the engine.
Part of my reason for doing this was being disabled, and bored... it took me several years to get done a little at a time. The other reason was too many people said don't do it, it will never work, and you'll be sorry. That's all I needed to hear...What happened next was unexpected. I had a lot of extra belt wrapped around pulleys that were no longer doing anything but spinning. So, I was able to remove 3 extra pulleys.... I just needed the right sized belt to compensate... so, with some careful measuring and 3 custom length belts and trips to the auto parts store later I finally had it. The new belt is 4' ft shorter lol, and it reduced some Nano drag on the crank, I hope. I hope the belt doesn't slip, but it has at least 120 deg of wrap on all pulleys.
03 QCLB- 19 to 25 mpg with electric parts, and engine mods....
Last edited by Gator1; 08-11-2019 at 05:18 AM.