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Old 10-30-2011
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If i remove my radiator fan, what could be the negatives. I drive in town but I dont really hit lights. if so its maybe for a minute or two. most driving is on the highway where a rad fan isnt needed. So taking it out: will truck start easier? idle better? more power? less gas waste? just gettin a feel for this. what are possible negatives?

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What fan?
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radiator fan. sorry. ill edit
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Just get a E-Fan!
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thats where this is going to eventually lead but right now (being now and the next few months till february) money is not going to allow for that. and ive got a modders itch in a bad way. so whats the deal here? less stress on crank = more power? less stress on motor? easy starts? idk you tell me
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well if you don't have money for a e-fan right now and want to take your clutch fan off your really not going to have money!
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Seems to me that the Positives won't be enough to make the big of a difference.
I can't tell you for sure but on some of the older yota T100's they have a fan clutch that kicks in at certain temps and were known for sticking on. When the fan would stick on it would only effect their MPG by like 2miles. So i doubt removing the fan will help that much if any.
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well if you don't have money for a e-fan right now and want to take your clutch fan off your really not going to have money!
taking parts off is free lol
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Seems to me that the Positives won't be enough to make the big of a difference.
I can't tell you for sure but on some of the older yota T100's they have a fan clutch that kicks in at certain temps and were known for sticking on. When the fan would stick on it would only effect their MPG by like 2miles. So i doubt removing the fan will help that much if any.
but what about power. it would be a lot easier to spin a shaft rather than an entire fan
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taking parts off is free lol
I think he's referring to the damage its going to cause..........
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You probably could get away using just an electric fan with a thermostatic switch, if it's only used for regular driving. But hauling big loads, dragging a trailer, or driving in really hot weather is a different story.

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Take it out, as long as the plan is an e fan before summer.

Just shut your ruck off at stops if they are over 1 minute.


FWIW, I had a ground go bad on my efan controller a few summers ago. Truck would get pretty warm sitting after about 5 mins. Gauge about 3/4 of its range, hot enough for me to shut it down. Never did throw the light on, but I wont overheat an engine I own.
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dont post that crap again in general discussion. otherwise you will find yourself on vacation. people browse this site from work.
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dont post that crap again in general discussion. otherwise you will find yourself on vacation. people browse this site from work.
Couldn't agree more.
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Fully covered girls are illegal here now? Since when? Truly wondering no sarcasm. And the efan is the next truck related purchase but for grins and giggles I wanted to see how it felt without a fan entirely. Some folks say it'll over heat others run that way and never have a problem. So question asked. Question answered
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You're in FL seems dumb to take off a cooling method even of it even isn't the peak of your winter
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your gonna gain what 1 hp... not worth the risk...
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maybe it times for YOU to get a new job.

and engines over heat in winter all the time even in chicago you'll blow it up in Fla.

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Fully covered girls are illegal here now? Since when? Truly wondering no sarcasm. And the efan is the next truck related purchase but for grins and giggles I wanted to see how it felt without a fan entirely. Some folks say it'll over heat others run that way and never have a problem. So question asked. Question answered
no i never said it was but when it has 100% no relation to the thread it doesnt need to be here. You are just looking for extra attention and it isnt going to work.

also as for the thread. stick with the stock fan. its not worth the hassle.
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also as for the thread. stick with the stock fan. its not worth the hassle.
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OP you have no cash you say.... why take it off and risk damaging your engine then you'll be without a truck and no way to make money. Keep it stock its not worth the gain. Less to go wrong with a clutch fan than a electric fan that was no designed for your truck.
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I agree, not really worth the hassle. I just installed a 2 speed e-fan from a taurus... got it all hooked up just to find out the thermostat on the fan controller didn't work and won't kick on the low speed. So I get to watch my temperature on my Ultra-gauge and kick the A/c on every once in a while until I get the new controller put in.... I'm half temped to just rip it all out and stick with my stock fan. I don't really notice any gain at all and now my belt gives me a lovely squeal every now and again... it's a 6 month old belt.
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Only real gain you will see from the Efan is colder ac at a stop.

That alone makes it worth it IMHO.
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this is a very stupid idea. with that being said i also ran my truck for a full year with no engine fan at all, very stupid on my part but i also had no problems at all because i was very very careful with my truck. i had to run the heater a lot on warmer days but i was still also able to wheel my truck a lot.... but i also dont live in florida
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Only real gain you will see from the Efan is colder ac at a stop.

That alone makes it worth it IMHO.
You can really tell a difference in the ac? I wouldn't think it would be noticeable. Just from more power getting to turn the ac pump?
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