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I just paid 100$ for a efan from Summit racing. 3000cfm.

mine is mounted right to the radiator, whats wrong with that?
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I just paid 100$ for a efan from Summit racing. 3000cfm.

mine is mounted right to the radiator, whats wrong with that?
I suppose it would be alright, i'm not sure how you did it. Which fan did you get and how exactly did you mount it?
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which fan are you looking at on that page?

the Taurus fan pulls around 4500 CFM, which is more than double what the stock mechanical fan pulls...
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which fan are you looking at on that page?

the Taurus fan pulls around 4500 CFM, which is more than double what the stock mechanical fan pulls...
NOT True!!!!! Where do you get this BS????????

Possibly from your "Ford Tech"???????????
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ok....so i guess when magizines rate things they over rate them? right....because they want to screw everyone.....

my Jusnes efan pulls ~2950 cfm and it is about 1000 cfm more than the stock fan.....

kiss off loser.....ooo geeze i forgot that God himself gives you all knowing.....no one knows anything but you....
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Hey Joe.. gimme a ring when you get back into Erie. If ya want, We can go over your cooling system and figure out whats ailing it.
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I suppose it would be alright, i'm not sure how you did it. Which fan did you get and how exactly did you mount it?

i got a zirgo fan. look on summit for a 16" zirgo fan. if you want me to link you i can.

i used those push through plastic mounts. mine is tight enough it does not have any slop or play.
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Hey Joe.. gimme a ring when you get back into Erie. If ya want, We can go over your cooling system and figure out whats ailing it.
Will do D. I'll be up there later next week sometime, and I have this year left for school. I'm sure we'll meet up sometime during then.
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i have gone through a few problems with electric fans, frying electircal, to brushes buring up after a months or less, and just being a piece of junk.. i still have the stock fan on me ranger but i have dual 11" SPAUL fans on my mustang with dual relays and a thermal switch, its got over 400hp from a stroker 351 and i can park it in traffic and come back tomarrow in 100+ and it wont overheat, ive had the fans in there for over three years and not one problem. Plus i work on old muscle cars and such and we uses these fans on every car when they want electric fans and not one has ever come back with a bad fan. check out these guys http://www.the-fan-man.com/ thats where i have bought all of my fans and his brother also makes custom radiators..

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With all the talk of overheating on this post I figure someone can answer a question, I have an electric e-fan from jusnes, works great but this weekend while 4wheelin the controller fried, melted into a plastic ball almost. I have replaced it and its working fine but I was worried about the motor, should I be worried about this causing water pump, other failers. I got it cooled back down to normal within 5 minutes of noticing it, and only after 15 min of wheelin, but it was all in the red and boiling out the overflow canister. I plan to have the oil and coolant changed tomorrow. What is most likely to have been damaged, or what should I watch, its idling normal as far as I can tell.
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With all the talk of overheating on this post I figure someone can answer a question, I have an electric e-fan from jusnes, works great but this weekend while 4wheelin the controller fried, melted into a plastic ball almost. I have replaced it and its working fine but I was worried about the motor, should I be worried about this causing water pump, other failers. I got it cooled back down to normal within 5 minutes of noticing it, and only after 15 min of wheelin, but it was all in the red and boiling out the overflow canister. I plan to have the oil and coolant changed tomorrow. What is most likely to have been damaged, or what should I watch, its idling normal as far as I can tell.
I realize I'm probably in the minority here, but IMO another question you should also be asking yourself is the following: Is the risk of an aftermarket e-fan really worth the reward?

I have to admit that I don't even like factory e-fans. Although I do understand the necessity for them in transversely-mounted engine applications. I also understand them in race and performance situations where 1/2 HP could make an appreciable difference.

But I have trouble with e-fans in Rangers. To me it seems like a sutuation of high risk and negligible return.

Just my 02 on the subject...(as I now run for cover from all the e-fan supporters)...
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I'm not sure what to say, I suppose just make sure it sounds normal and doesn't burn oil or coolant. If the oil and coolant are fine, the head gasket should be ok. I'm not sure what else to check...hopefully someone else chimes in.

I don't think the e-fan has any added advantages...there's no power/hp gain that I can tell and no fuel mileage savings. I had 2 different ones on and off over the past 2 years and now, and had overheating issues. Between putting the fan on or off I could not tell any changes, other than a well performing truck with a quality working cooling system (when running the oem mechanical fan).
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I realize I'm probably in the minority here, but IMO another question you should also be asking yourself is the following: Is the risk of an aftermarket e-fan really worth the reward?

I have to admit that I don't even like factory e-fans. Although I do understand the necessity for them in transversely-mounted engine applications. I also understand them in race and performance situations where 1/2 HP could make an appreciable difference.

But I have trouble with e-fans in Rangers. To me it seems like a sutuation of high risk and negligible return.

Just my 02 on the subject...(as I now run for cover from all the e-fan supporters)...
Joe, I feel the same way you do regarding e-fans! Good post!
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