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Removing fan

I am thoroughly sick of the wind tunnel under my hood. An efan is lined up for mid january. With it being winter would it be fairly safe to take my fan off. I drive 15 miles back and forth to work. Country roads only 3 or 4 lights.

I know I run the risk of over heating but if I keep up speed and don't idle for long I think I can be okay. I will also keep a close eye on the temp gauge.
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cool?

wanna buy mine?
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id leave the fan there until you are ready to install the efan
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cool?

wanna buy mine?
I do want to buy yours and if you still have it in two weeks I will. The thing is I don't have the money right now since presents in December cleaned out my wallet. I need to buy some tile, a sink, a faucet and a dishwasher for my kitchen. The efan comes after that MAYBE. I am not going to let this go till february. If you still have it I will buy it soon.
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if you install some type of aftermarket guage to monitor it you will be fine.

if not i would recommend you idle no more then 30-45 sec after it has warmed up.

and wheeling without a fan would not be a good idea.
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I am thoroughly sick of the wind tunnel under my hood.
Just turn the radio up

What happened, did the fan clutch sieze?

I'd wait until you got the e-fan in. It's better to be safe and annoyed than over heated and even more annoyed.

Yeah, it's cooler out now, but with the slow pace of wheeling sometimes, you still may need the fan. If we get hit with a ice storm (if it ever gets that cold this season), you'll want to run your truck for a bit and melt everything off. (But if your clutch IS siezed, that could take til summer.)

See ya tomorrow
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It's been in the 30s here and I've been driving / data logging for 3 days now w/o a fan hooked up. Even going shopping around town and such. It's never once raised above where it was stock.

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plenty of guys do that in the winter. I would carry my stock fan in the truck just in case.
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Just turn the radio up

What happened, did the fan clutch sieze?

I'd wait until you got the e-fan in. It's better to be safe and annoyed than over heated and even more annoyed.

Yeah, it's cooler out now, but with the slow pace of wheeling sometimes, you still may need the fan. If we get hit with a ice storm (if it ever gets that cold this season), you'll want to run your truck for a bit and melt everything off. (But if your clutch IS siezed, that could take til summer.)

See ya tomorrow
The radio I do turn up and while driving above 25 the tires drown out the wirlwind unless I floor it to pass someone. And I do have to floor it in order to pass anyone and sometimes that is not even enough.

Yes the clutch seized.

I was going to leave it on untill after tomorrow. I thought about wheeling without it for about half a second.
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