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Old February 17th, 2011, 07:25 PM
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but 20 degrees in 10 seconds is a stretch.
I'd make you a video, but getting the fan to come on at this time of the year is not possible.

Let's see, $15 for a proper fan that fits on stock mounts with 30 minutes of work or spend a bunch of money for a low performance aftermarket fan, hmmm, which to choose.
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Old February 17th, 2011, 08:17 PM
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whatever...and I did this same mod on my D2, it was great until the $15 dollar fans shit the bed in the middle of nowhere down in Baja Mexico. You get what you pay for...
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Old February 17th, 2011, 09:19 PM
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Whatever. An OEM fan like in a Taurus is a heck of a lot better built then any of the aftermarket ones I've seen. How many people do you hear having a dead fan in their cars? I have years on mine and driving through mud and water well into the radiator is an every trip occurrence.

You must not be very good at picking good parts out of a junkyard..... For long trips, I have a new spare motor in my spares kit as well. There was a local place selling them for $20 a while back....
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Old February 17th, 2011, 09:44 PM
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uhhmm...your a pretty arrogant W!@#!@#$...fans were out of '05 with rear end damage. I had a spare, hence why I didn't say it stranded me. So please, quit trying to make yourself look like a genius, your not.

And I REALLY want to see 20 degrees in 10 seconds,not on your gauge but the thermostat housing...
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Old February 17th, 2011, 11:13 PM
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...not on your gauge but the thermostat housing...
Ummm, where exactly do you think the gauge is located?
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Old February 18th, 2011, 01:17 AM
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Ummm, where exactly do you think the gauge is located?
Not sure where yours is or where you think it should be but mine is in the dash between the fuel gauge and the tach.....
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Old February 18th, 2011, 09:39 AM
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.......... is in the dash between the fuel gauge and the tach.....
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Old February 18th, 2011, 10:44 AM
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What version of taurus is needed for this mod? seriously considering doing this in the summer. Would be nice to have a fan that can switch off in fording, and do nothing in the winter. Can someone post the taurus fan install link? I can't seem to find it this morning.

Disregard. I found it.
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Old February 18th, 2011, 01:40 PM
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My temp sender is at the output of the radiator...
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Old February 19th, 2011, 10:54 AM
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Derale makes the least expensive adjustable fan controller with manual over ride. About 35 with a npt sensor and 30 with a push in radiator fin sensor. You can get it from summit.

I'm using a no name 13in puller, rear mounted. Works fine and doesn't require a separate relay from the one built into the derale unit.

The straight fin fans are considerably louder and are directional but, are thinner in depth.

Most "s" blade fans are reverseable and quieter, but push les air and are deeper.

Easy to get brands with good warrantys are spal and flex-a-lite. Ive had both but prefer the flexalite cyclone "s" blades...the are a good mix of size, power and do not pull more than 20 amps even in the largest sizes.

------ Follow up post added February 19th, 2011 11:58 AM ------

An easy way to wire the override is with the stock ac harness or a spst rocker switch, this way you can force it on or force it off
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Old February 20th, 2011, 05:26 PM
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I'm working on the pic's goose, trying to beat the rain....
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Old February 20th, 2011, 08:29 PM
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Did a writeup under smaller projects on this subject some time ago. Shroud with a badass puller works well. I also posted why we have 1st to secong gear issues. Nobody reads it. It doesn't go to a useful place on the site.
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Old February 20th, 2011, 09:54 PM
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Get and use the x-fan switch from x-eng for a really easy clean install. Have not regretted fitting one at all.
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Old February 21st, 2011, 07:05 PM
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My temp sender is at the output of the radiator...
Your engine temperature sender is after the radiator??? I hope you are joking!!!
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Just checking to see if your paying attention...
Temp sensor is at thermostat housing...

Can't believe it took you this long to respond.
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Old February 22nd, 2011, 12:32 PM
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Can't believe it took you this long to respond.
Long weekend here. I've been out wheeling. I would have got you a video, but being -30, I thought you would complain.
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Old April 21st, 2011, 05:21 PM
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Sorry to revisit this - What year Taurus' would you guys recommend? and is this the same for a 3.9v8?

for fan switches, I have used Hayden variable temp fan switch when we used to do the coversion in 240 Volvos.

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Anyone know the CFM of the Taurus fan?
And a little off subject, but the intercooler doesn't need airflow??
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Intercooler does need airflow. Sorrry to chime in on this one but the farther you can space out your intercooler from the radiator the less heat soak you will get from the radiator. You would preferable want to get the cooldest air you can into the intake. Cooler air is more dense and with the right amount of fuel increases the efficiency of the ignition process while decreasing pre ignition. Going back to my turbo days some of us would but a pressure switch to activate a pusher fan at a certain PSI or use a water squirting (misting) system on the intercooler to keep it cold. Of course when you driving under normal circumstances with a front mount intercooler you should be getting good air flow over you intercooler. At idle you intercooler tends to heat up more as either no real forced aspirated air is flowing inside nor a gross amount of ambient air is flowing over the intercooler such as when you are driving.
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Also, '96-'00 Dodge Caravan V6 fans can do the trick. The fans cover 90% of the stock radiator and is fairly cheap (~$100).

When my truck is not on jack stands and when I drive it (very few and far in between)... the temp gauge stays at 180 F.
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