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Old April 22nd, 2011, 03:57 AM
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Taurus fan FTW. Two speed, sturdy, cheap and available everywhere. Taking the engine driven fan off my RRC was the best thing I did to that engine. Ran cooler and quieter, no worry about the fan drowning the dizzy when wading.
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Old April 22nd, 2011, 09:54 AM
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Sorry to revisit this - What year Taurus' would you guys recommend? and is this the same for a 3.9v8?
It is my understanding that the Taurus fan does not fit on a V8 90. The motor on the fan hits the water pump. You need one of the dual fan options.

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And a little off subject, but the intercooler doesn't need airflow??
It is pretty rare for cars to have fans on intercoolers. You need intercooler air flow with sustained , high boost. This is pretty hard to get except when on the road, where you are moving fast.
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Can anyone confirm John's reply that the Taurus fan won't work on the V8 defender?
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Old April 22nd, 2011, 04:23 PM
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Sorry, what engine? On the 200TDI, a Taurus fan fits with very few mods using the stock shroud supports.

http://www.landroveraddict.com/smf/i...topic=369251.0

Most fans are design to pull from behind. You need a special fan designed to push in order to mount in front.

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For control, you can't beat the DCControl products, http://www.dccontrol.com/
John, how weather resistant has that flexilite controller been for you? is it dunkable for wading? doesn't seem to say in the install manual or the website? Are you still happy with this controller?
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Old April 22nd, 2011, 05:37 PM
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John, how weather resistant has that flexilite controller been for you? is it dunkable for wading? doesn't seem to say in the install manual or the website? Are you still happy with this controller?
I have not had any trouble with mine in 3? years. I drive through water over the bonnet a lot. It is mounted high (inside upper lip of wing) though.

I had and would suggest the DCControl unit. It is fully waterproof and better designed. I only bought the FAL unit because at the time DCControls was not selling to the public. One caveat...if you plan on an override and defeat switch for the DCControl, talk to me for details. The required wiring is NOT obvious...

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Can anyone confirm John's reply that the Taurus fan won't work on the V8 defender?
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Old April 22nd, 2011, 05:49 PM
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[QUOTE=Red90;277929]It is my understanding that the Taurus fan does not fit on a V8 90. The motor on the fan hits the water pump. You need one of the dual fan options.

I believe you need the 2.5" width option pulling 2500 cfm. On the topic of CFM, isn't the stock fan setup rated at 2700 CFM??
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Correction: I believe that is 2 5/8".
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I have not had any trouble with mine in 3? years. I drive through water over the bonnet a lot. It is mounted high (inside upper lip of wing) though.

I had and would suggest the DCControl unit. It is fully waterproof and better designed. I only bought the FAL unit because at the time DCControls was not selling to the public. One caveat...if you plan on an override and defeat switch for the DCControl, talk to me for details. The required wiring is NOT obvious...
Thanks. Is it the 2sp unit that would be the one to get? I looked all over DCC's site and didn't see anything about waterproofness. I want to make sure I get one fully durable and waterproof, as I don't need an electric fan failure in travels through central america and elsewhere.

Also, I actually heard back from flex-a-lite technician for my inquiry abour wading, and he said it's "weatherproof not waterproof". I asked again specifically about short duration immersion for things like wading and he said and I quote
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Does anyone know the amp draw of the Taurus fan setup?
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Does anyone know the amp draw of the Taurus fan setup?
A lot. I had to get an 80 amp fuse to handle it. The spike is startup though. I am not sure on the numbers for sure though. My buddy thinks a 50 amp spike.
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A lot. I had to get an 80 amp fuse to handle it. The spike is startup though. I am not sure on the numbers for sure though. My buddy thinks a 50 amp spike.
geez! i only have an 85 amp alternator! maybe this isnt such a good idea.
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geez! i only have an 85 amp alternator! maybe this isnt such a good idea.
Thats just startup spike on the 3500CFM (mack daddy) fan speed. Normal draw is not that bad. And you won't need the higher speed fan for more than a minute at a time, if that long.

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Thanks. Is it the 2sp unit that would be the one to get? I looked all over DCC's site and didn't see anything about waterproofness. I want to make sure I get one fully durable and waterproof, as I don't need an electric fan failure in travels through central america and elsewhere.

Does anyone know the amp draw of the Taurus fan setup?
I have not seen a two speed unit, but the variable speed ones are fully encased. Can't hurt to send him an email. His customer service skills suck, but he usually responds....

Either the two speed or the variable speed will work fine. The Taurus fan is around 30 amps.

There is a 3rd choice as well. http://www.spalusa.com/store/main.as...tem=FAN-PWM-V3 I have no experience with this one but it looks good although there is some internet chatter that it's current rating may not be good enough.
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