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post #1 of (permalink) Old 12-05-2003, 02:12 PM Thread Starter
 
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Electric Radiator Fan

Can anyone tell me where I can find a write up for putting in an eletric radiator fan.

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I should take a fan from a peugot. they are front mounted from the beginning.
my frends drive with fan's from SAAB 99/900 series.
personly i'm gona have a peugot fan.

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I put one from a 90's civic (ac fan) in. I didn't use a write-up kinda just went into place. Probably took me fifteen minutes not including running wires up to the dash, so maybe 40 minutes start to finish.
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Re: Electric Radiator Fan

I am planning a write-up and have all the pix for it and can probably answer questions. I used the flex-a-lite kit with the adjustable thermostat. Do a search. Crow,pug and others helped me out when I did it in the summer. Jim
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Re: Electric Radiator Fan

I used a fan from a `90's Subaru legacy turbo. Fits like it was made for the job, and cost me $16NZ (about $10 us). It just need an extra 40mm sheet metal strip down one side for mounting. It used a couple of the stock bolt holes, and drilled 2 new ones.
I got a thermo switch from a G13a Suzuki Swift, and made a boss that was pressed into the themostat housing.
I wired it up with a relay, and an iluminated switch to turn it off for water/mud crossings. The light comes on when the fan is manually switched off so that you don't forget to turn it back on and cook the mota.




It's a two speed fan, but I just wired it to run at max speed, and it blows like hell. I think the zook would just about move under fan power if I left the handbrake off!

Oh yeah, I just installed a Warn 8274 winch, and it takes up most of the area in front of the radiator, but the fan still keeps the motor cool.

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I made a boss that was pressed into the themostat housing

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Can you explain that?
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He just bored and press fit a threaded boss into the top of the thermostat housing . You could use the temp switch hole right below it and rethread it ...
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With the switch up top seems the fan would only be prone to running only when the thermostat begins to open regardless of the engine temp. Seems ok either way.
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Re: Electric Radiator Fan

I can't really see the hole underneath. Could you be specific as to were it is? I will check it out on my 1.6 but just incase I have difficulty some guidance would help.
I don't know that I could just leave the electrical fan attached to a switch. I would think that one time or another I would just forget about it and then theres goes the motor.
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Re: Electric Radiator Fan

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I would think that one time or another I would just forget about it and then theres goes the motor.

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Has anyone installed a temp switch to an idiot light on the dash?

When I was playing around in the gravel pits of Badlands at the '03 Melt, I had to keep an eye on the temp gauge. I never had a problem with overheating before, but I guess the combination of high RPMs and the heat of the summer sun coming off of the sand was a bit too much for the stock fan.

I was thinking of rigging up a temp warning light, something that would be bright enough that it could not be overlooked. Anybody else ever try this?
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