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Efan mounting

I wanna get my Efan done soon. The only thing I need to know is how to mount the sucker and where I should splice into for a temperature reading since I got a SPAL controller.
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Any auto parts store will have these on the shelf next to the electrical fans.

They go through the mounting holes on the e-fan then through your radiator.
Or you could make up your own brackets and bolt it on to your radiator supports

For the temperature sensor all i did was push it into the radiator about 2" away from the inlet hose and used some silicone to hold it in place.

Heres a good how to.
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Depending what efan you have and how heavy it is I wouldn't use those plastic run through clips. What e-fan do you have? With my taurus one I just mounted it to the stock shroud.
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Its a taurus fan. and my kit didnt come with the temp sensor, i was hoping there was a factory sensor i could splice into?
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No you'll need to get a temp sensor. You can get it at any auto parts store for like $17.66. For the taurus fan just take out the stock fan out of your shroud and put the taurus fan inside, then use a couple of bolts to hold it in place.
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I prefer a clean install whenever available, which is why jabbing a temp probe through the fins of the radiator just doesn't do it for me. On my project car I was lucky enough to do a buyer's guide lookup on the thermostat housing gasket and found a factory thermostat outlet that had threaded fittings for temp sensors.

A quick look-up on RockAuto shows the 3.0s thermostat gasket is a commonly re-used item on multiple applications and not just the 3.0. However I could find no thermostat housings with factory threaded fittings. Is there one out there or has someone ever drilled and tapped their own housing?
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So where should I put the temp sensor? And trent I don't think the taurus fan will fit in there correctly unless I trim the taurus fan shroud...
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I set the stock shroud on top of the taurus shroud. Your shroud could be different than mine though.
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I'll have to get the fan tool to get it off and line it up.

But other than that, did you just mount the efan to the original shroud? got any pics?
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No don't have any pics. Basically I sat the efan and its shroud down on my workbench. Then I took the stock shroud and set it on top and lined it all up so everything was flush. Drilled 4 holes through both of the shrouds and ran bolts through them to hold everything together. Then just bolted it up like stock, worked great.
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wow, thats a lot easier than i was expecting. Thanks Trent!

Oh and for the temp sensor you said just go to the auto parts store... what do I ask for? A "generic" sensor?

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