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here we go again

anyway, i took my e fan off last fall and went from 230-250 miles per tank to under 200. needless to say i re-installed it, the reason i took it off was because i had it on the radiator with no shroud. the bottom of the radiator was packing with mud. not good. so when i re-installed it i made some brackets and installed it on my stock shroud. no more mud packing. i have never had any problems with overheating, weather stuck in traffic or towing a 1000 LB trailer up north 200 miles one way in 80+ degree heat with the A/C on this summer.

i think if you have UD pulleys you need the water pump pulley also
The efan works great on long highway driving, but since I'm stuck in city, bumper-to-bumper most of the time, I've had the truck almost overheat several times with the efan and well, I've lost confidence in it. Since I'm removing it, I figured I might as well change out the pulleys while I have everything uninstalled.
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did some one say coil pack how much you want for it?
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I was thinking of getting an efan, I dont see why it would cause you to run hot. Maybe you had the thermosthat set too high, or just had a warmer one.
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Probably just not setup right, or a cheap/too small of a fan. My taurus fan works awesome.
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Probably just not setup right, or a cheap/too small of a fan. My taurus fan works awesome.
Cheap I think is the opportune word here.
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Yeah I remember my JM efan would mysteriously fail to turn on at times, and you would hear the lovely bubbling of the coolant reservoir lol it's really all in the controller though and I think there is somebody on here that built a reliable one.
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Yeah I remember my JM efan would mysteriously fail to turn on at times, and you would hear the lovely bubbling of the coolant reservoir lol it's really all in the controller though and I think there is somebody on here that built a reliable one.
Griggs did. I bought one, but thought about unmodding the truck for some time. Now I figure I might as well get a move on, so aside from the CAI, I'm removing all my engine compartment mods. The interior mods will take FAR longer, but I'll get there eventually.
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this seems pointless. is it worth your time to remove these parts?
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Anybody have a link to the coil packs?
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Anybody have a link to the coil packs?
http://www.stuffforyourranger.com/st...63491313856df1
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Well the @)%*#$)*# efan failed me again in traffic and the truck was redlined on engine temp for a minute or so before I was able to get out of bumper-to-bumper and get the engine cooled. This evening I removed the efan and all the wiring and reinstalled my stock fan and shroud. I need to get two bolts to hold the shroud and to change out my front bezel. I carefully cut a second hole to mount a second fog light switch to activate the efan. If anyone wants to swap bezels (as long as you have the foglight hole), I'm game :)
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Good choice! I was having same problems...I had the efan and pullies, the efan SUCKED both with and without a shroud...it failed 2 times (just froze up) on me. Couldn't keep the tranmission cool, even with the shroud, and offroading or towing...forget it. Both gauges spiked.

The UPD's i was sad to take off, they wore down and squeaked. I'm back to all stock now...I just have a drop in filter and 40 series flowmaster...and tuner. And to be honest, I think it's the best where it is.

I can't stand the efan...
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Good choice! I was having same problems...I had the efan and pullies, the efan SUCKED both with and without a shroud...it failed 2 times (just froze up) on me. Couldn't keep the tranmission cool, even with the shroud, and offroading or towing...forget it. Both gauges spiked.

The UPD's i was sad to take off, they wore down and squeaked. I'm back to all stock now...I just have a drop in filter and 40 series flowmaster...and tuner. And to be honest, I think it's the best where it is.

I can't stand the efan...
It worked fine for about a year, then gradually began to die. It was funny...took me FAR longer to install it then remove it.
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It worked fine for about a year, then gradually began to die. It was funny...took me FAR longer to install it then remove it.
I hear that! I'm slowly realizing stock engine/trans is better...suspension, aftermarket is WAY better!
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I hear that! I'm slowly realizing stock engine/trans is better...suspension, aftermarket is WAY better!
Concur. After working on my suspension, I find it to be a FAR better investment.
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Well the @)%*#$)*# efan failed me again in traffic and the truck was redlined on engine temp for a minute or so before I was able to get out of bumper-to-bumper and get the engine cooled. This evening I removed the efan and all the wiring and reinstalled my stock fan and shroud. I need to get two bolts to hold the shroud and to change out my front bezel. I carefully cut a second hole to mount a second fog light switch to activate the efan. If anyone wants to swap bezels (as long as you have the foglight hole), I'm game :)
I'm sorry to hear that Frank! I hope you didn't get any damage from overheating. You learned an expensive lesson, hopefully others will
read this thread, before making the same mistakes!
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I have yet to hear of the being an issue form those with the Taurus e-fan.
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I have yet to hear of the being an issue form those with the Taurus e-fan.

WIth the number of components with an e-fan setup, they will never be as reliable as the OEM mechanical fan/clutch assembly.
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WIth the number of components with an e-fan setup, they will never be as reliable as the OEM mechanical fan/clutch assembly.
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I had the efans, been through 3, depending on your application they maybe good, but the OEM mechanical fan is proven and you know it works. nothing like being stuck waiting for the truck to cool down.
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I had the efans, been through 3, depending on your application they maybe good, but the OEM mechanical fan is proven and you know it works. nothing like being stuck waiting for the truck to cool down.
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do you regreat selling your stock fanclutch to me a few years back hahaha
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do you regreat selling your stock fanclutch to me a few years back hahaha
lol i got one for Free, so its all good
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lol i got one for Free, so its all good
Did you get if from another poor soul installing an e-fan?
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Did you get if from another poor soul installing an e-fan?
who knows. I got it from NicksterSVT, which his truck is a completely different application than most, not sure if it came off his truck or if it was a spare he had?
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