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Old June 7th, 2014, 08:26 PM
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Dave that is nicely done!!
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Old June 7th, 2014, 10:24 PM
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Dave that is nicely done!!
Thanks Abraham,
I'm happy with the results. The harness I got from http://www.hollisterroad.com/ and it is absolutely amazing. I also ordered from them their Taurus fan plug kit which made for a very clean, professional looking installation. The power lead was only 2 or so feet long so I grabbed the power off of the starter + lug. If somebody was to order one and wanted to grab the power from the battery you may want to mention that you will need a much longer power lead.
Here is what I ordered from them:
Taurus Fan Plug $16.95 1 $16.95
Mark VIII Taurus Relay Kit $69.95 1 $69.95
Sub Total: $86.90
Shipping: $12.02
Grand Total: $98.92

I ordered a brand new Dorman 620-101 Radiator Fan Assembly from Amazon for $94
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

I went with new because I didn't want to cheap out to have the fan crap the bed a short time later and cause overheating issues.
The fan shroud I had laying around from my engine swap. I have no idea where somebody would find one here in the States.
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Old June 23rd, 2015, 10:57 AM
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My 200TDi is always above 200F in my stop and go NYC driving. Fluid is fine while I'm cruising around with no traffic I'm in the high 190F range. once it goes above 200F it stays there till I turn the truck off. The highest I saw was 221F. This is being read off my Madman EMS2 from the stock coolant temp sender. I shot the temp sender location with my IR gun and it read 186F just out of curiosity.

Here's my question: I already have a dual fan setup (installed but not connected). Can I use those two fans instead of the viscous unit? I will run it with an AC override setup so that the AC can kick the fans on even if below temp. or do I need those two fans to remain single purpose and run a taurus fan in addition to the two AC fans? FYI I have a 130 Amp alternator (not installed but in my garage).

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Old June 23rd, 2015, 11:03 AM
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Use the kit from X-Engineering out of the UK. You can install it in the lower (recommended) or upper rad hose. Has a 2 temp sender so you can turn 1 fan on at a lower temp and then activate the 2nd fan if needed. I have a single fan for the A/C but works the same. It's wired into the relay for the A/C so the fan kicks in when the A/C is on. I also found an 82C thermostat (non rover) that fits my 200Tdi. I never get over 190 in traffic. Off road I don't get over 200 with this set up. I'll see 205-210 up some big hills on hot days here in Nor Cal. The viscous fan never comes on (I know it works though). As I have a single fan I wired it to the lower temp switch.
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Old June 23rd, 2015, 11:07 AM
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Since it seems like my viscous fan is doing nothing I want to ditch it. My two fans are set up in front of the radiator. When I ditch the VC fan I plan on getting rid of the shroud as well. I have a full width Intercooler and think it would prefer not to have a shroud clinging to it. Thoughts?

P.S. do I need this VC spanner wrench or can I slap a 32mm socket on that bad boy? lefty loosey?
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You will need a spanner to take it off, not a socket. I just unbolted the fan from the VC and used a big crescent wrench to take mine off. As for the full sized intercooler I would ask Randy what he recommends seeing that he sells them.
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Old June 23rd, 2015, 11:55 AM
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I'm no expert but if you are worried about running hot both the electric and the viscous are a nice redundancy. Like I said, I have both and never see over 210 no matter how hard I'm pushing. I also never hear my viscous bc it comes on above 210
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I use a zirgo and spal fan controller. It's clean look g and works flawlessly
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Old June 29th, 2015, 08:46 PM
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Does it matter if you put your temp sensing probe on the upper or lower radiator hose?
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Not really but up top it sees the coolant before the radiator does its job so the fan will come on more. In the bottom hose it comes on when the rad isn't able to drop the temp appropriately or under heavy load. I have mine in the lower hose so it will kick in when the rad needs help.
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My 2 I have my radiator behind a huge intercooler and an AC condenser. Only thing besides the natural airflow of the moving vehicle is a Spal 9" puller fan. Engine temps, even in 95 degree heat, are a solid 70C. I have the fan sensor in the upper radiator.
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I would love to see a picture of that rad/IC/AC set up. I have the 200tdi w a double core IC and the AC in front of the rad. I don't have issues with engine temps (not as low as 70C though) but my EGTS get too high.
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Engine temps shouldn't be 70 C unless you have a leaking thermostat. Should be 83 C minimum.
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Does it matter if you put your temp sensing probe on the upper or lower radiator hose?
I put min e in the lower works fine
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Upper for me. In theory it would get the fan running sooner than the bottom hose but my truck occasionally sees 120 degree weather.
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