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new taurus fan with shroud is like $170ish with lifetime warranty. A replacement motor is $60-80. You can get a shroud/fan combo at a jy for $20-30 around here. Cheaper than a flex-a-lite for sure...do FALs have a lifetime warranty?
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I would chose the taurus fan over the flexlite fan. I had the flexlite fan on my ranger and it cooled OK when the A/C wasnt on once I turned it on it slowly creeped up over 210 degrees in the summer time I installed the taurus fan and it will not go over 195 with the A/C on now and its the best fan for the price I bought the flexlite cyclone fan that was rated over 2,500 cfms and it couldnt keep up with it.Get the taurus fan you wont be sorry you did
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that is pretty expensive
Ive seen the taurus e-fan at JY's for 1/2 that price, and that wasnt even a PnP jy.
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That fan is basically brand new though. Thats where I got mine from, mine didn't look that good in the listing and it was in excellent condition when I got it.
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thats what i was thinking, i didnt think that was too bad of a price
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but you can make a fan from the JY look just as good with a small amount of work. all they do is clean them up.
granted, there is the chance of missing tabs and such from the jy, but if you can find one at a PnP then you have a better chance of being able to remove it with little/no damage.
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thanks guys, is there a wiring diagram on here for the wiring of a 2-speed fan install???? i just want to run it to a switch on the dash
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http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...ali/wiring.jpg

Skip the sensor and dont add the 1N4005 resistor. Sounds like ur a bit over ur head.
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You should be fine with a 40-50 amp relay on the low side, it doesn't pull near as much power as the high side does. But yeah that diagram is how it should be wired up. You want it so the high speed automatically comes on when you turn AC on. I would also run 2 heat sensors, or one capable of turning on 2 separate relays. That way it will automatically turn on if its needed and you don't have to watch the gauge.
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I think he just wants to flip it on/off, no sensors or anything...kinda sketchy if you forget to turn it on imo

edit: he will be ok with a smaller relay for LO but I think its smarter/safer to have the same size relays in case u need to swap if one of them burns out or something, HI will run on a 40A but will burn out for sure.
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I never would have thought about that, good point! I agree, the high side does need that high of a relay. The fan easily pulls 50 amps when starting up
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so with a 3.0 what year do i look for, also can i just get a normal 1 speed from summit?
This looks like it will drop in right where the shroud is... hook it up and be happy.

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hey guys would putting an efan on my ranger give it some extra pep. it seems to be kind of a pooch so i wanna get things rollin.
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hey guys would putting an efan on my ranger give it some extra pep. it seems to be kind of a pooch so i wanna get things rollin.
I would have to say yes, but my fan clutch was nearly frozen... I don't think it helped the fuel economy much though, if any.
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hey guys would putting an efan on my ranger give it some extra pep. it seems to be kind of a pooch so i wanna get things rollin.
All it will do is relieve some of the engine strain by not having to spin a fan.

You're not going to notice a difference
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All it will do is relieve some of the engine strain by not having to spin a fan.

You're not going to notice a difference
Let me rephrase --- unless your fan clutch is locked up... mine sounded like a jet engine! I had to mash the pedal to the floor and turn off OD to go 75! Now... it just goes. New fan clutch was $5 cheaper than the E-fan, I chose the later. If your fan clutch is working properly, you shouldn't notice any difference at all.
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Let me rephrase --- unless your fan clutch is locked up... mine sounded like a jet engine! I had to mash the pedal to the floor and turn off OD to go 75! Now... it just goes. New fan clutch was $5 cheaper than the E-fan, I chose the later. If your fan clutch is working properly, you shouldn't notice any difference at all.
i drove a 4L with a Efan and couldn't tell until i saw it under the hood. he'll if you think it worth it do it.
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I was looking at this e-fan. They say it has lifetime warranty.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/_W0QQ...#ht_1569wt_939
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Read the whole thread... then go to a junkyard. I just bought one today for $25. $50-$75 more in parts and you are golden.
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Pulled my fan out of a 94 Thunderbird its the same as the Lincoln mark-8 wired both speeds up low is on a temp sensor and to the AC I have the high on a switch... I like it alot better then my clutch fan but my clutch fan was locked up anyways.... I highly suggest switching to the e-fan if needed. Also the shroud of the Thunderbird is alsmost a direct swap over to my 2000 3.0 xlt... very little trimming was needed
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