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Old 12-02-2005
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I run an E-fan. They suck in the cold. Over the summer, its quite nice tho. Theres less parasitic drag on the engine itself so some power is restored. I don't know about gas milage pickup as I really don't monitor my milage. It was great on roadtrips to Detroit and coming back from Centralia.
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what kind of problems are you having in the cold
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Yeah, what about the cold? I ordered one from Bob, havent seen it yet though. I get to install it next month in January...in Michigan...in the cold...
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In the cold, it kicks on early. I'm worried about condensation effecting the electric motor itself as well as ice buildup. I sit a LOT lower to the ground then most and I have an air deflector that pushes air into the engine compartment as well..
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i havent really looked into e-fans, but how does it help with mpg??
it doesnt seem like it would do much for that....i donno...HELP!!!..lol
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Old 12-03-2005
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Dan...

Keep it on a dedicated switch and dont turn it on until you need to. In the cold weather, why would it kick on faster? the engine would really stay cooler longer, wouldn't it?
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Dan...

Keep it on a dedicated switch and dont turn it on until you need to. In the cold weather, why would it kick on faster? the engine would really stay cooler longer, wouldn't it?
In theory, yes. One would think with it being colder, it wouldn't need any cooling to be honest.. I drove from Buffalo to Scranton on the way to Centralia this past March without my waterpump functioning and the temp gauge never moved ( was on a mechanical fan ).

I might put a bypass switch on it and add it to the switchpanel I'm presently making for over the drivers head. Temp stays low anyways ( around 165-180 ) so I'm not at all worried.

Maybe the controller is shagged, fukall I Know.
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yeah ive never heard that problem reported, then again that doesnt mean it doesnt exist!!
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I'm in Erie, PA right now and I have an e-fan installed, great mod in my opinion. My fan doesn't really kick on in the cold unless i'm sitting in idle for a little while. It's been working perfectly since I put it on. Helps with mph a few a definate power gain, and fairly easy install.
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do you have pictures? ^^^ and it does have just like a switch where it goes by itself right?
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I have pictures of mine at home, I will post them tonight when I get home.

For my set up ( bobs that is ) it is a controler, you can set it to turn on at whatever temp you want. when installed mine, I installed an override switch ( on/off), and indicator light so i know it turns on, I will get you pictures of that too.
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alright sweet
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I am anxious to see the pics as well Jared as I have some curiosity on the mounting of it.
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Old 12-08-2005
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OK time for pictures. I am sorry they are not the best .... and that it took so long, i thought i lost my camera and found it today ....

I have the e-fan inside of the stock fan shroud .... and the controler is right above that ...




The controler ...

Here is my override switch and indicator light .... from sitting in the drivers or pass seat you cant even see the switch and light ... which i like since it is hidden. I can tell when the light comes on because it lights up the whole floor board ... lol ..


I hope this is what you were looking for everone. If not let me know I will try to get pics of what you are looking for ...

-Jared
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Jared!

Can you mail them to me? My firewall blocked your picctures...and I orderd this kit, I wanna see it in action. You wired it exactly how I want to.

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Thanks in advance, if you can!
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Jared!

Can you mail them to me? My firewall blocked your picctures...and I orderd this kit, I wanna see it in action. You wired it exactly how I want to.

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Thanks in advance, if you can!
Sent Swoopy!
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Wow! That was freakin' fast! thanks brother! bd
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Wow! That was freakin' fast! thanks brother! bd
anytime ... lol
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Dang! That's a clean install! I am excited, now...

Did it fit with no problems in the stock shroud? That looks really nice!
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yeah fits great in the shroud .... i wanted the shroud on to help cooling, and to keep it looking somewhat 'factory'

thanks for the comment on the install .... took me a while to get it looking 'good' lol
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Ya that looks really clean! Did you do that swith on your own..or did it come with it?
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yeah fits great in the shroud .... i wanted the shroud on to help cooling, and to keep it looking somewhat 'factory'

thanks for the comment on the install .... took me a while to get it looking 'good' lol
Everything on your truck looks good...ahem.

Yeah, I want t retain mine factory looking as well. I hope everything is somewhat similar on the '95 vs 8 years of advances.
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Looks good Jared, thats the what I was mostly wondering on if the shroud stayed or had to go.
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Ya that looks really clean! Did you do that swith on your own..or did it come with it?
i did the switch on my own .... had a few thigns laying around in my tool box lol
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How do you actually get it to mount to the stock shroud?
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