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Old 06-28-2012
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E-Fan conversion

I want to install an E-Fan on my 04 ranger, the reason I want to do this is, well I have my own reasons.

Anyway, I have searched this forums and some others, and all the e-fans I see here are from old Taurus (90-93), or Volvo (no Volvo on the junk yards I leave near nor any old Taurus cars).

I would like to know what other e-fans can work on my truck?

My truck is a 4.0 auto.

I imagine some of you have done this swap, and not necessarily used the Taurus or Volvo e-fans, so what did you use and does it work properly?

Also, please feel free to send some pics of your installs if is not too much to ask.

Thanks in advance...
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you can get taurus fans on ebay or even brand new at pepboys. Why not buy something everyone recommends? OEM fans are going to last a lot longer than aftermarket stuff that might not be so easy to find replacement parts for. I bought a fan motor for my taurus fan for $80, lifetime warranty at pepboys.
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I have seen the threads here about the Taurus and the Volvo's e-fan, the Taurus e-fan seems smaller than the stock mechanical fan, I have seen Grand Cherokee e-fans that are almost the same dia as the mech ones on our trucks, so I'm still wondering, is there a better e-fan or a more common e-fan that can be used?
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I just used some cheapo 12" fans that I think retail for $60 at orlly's and vatozone (got them both for $30 from a friend BNIB) each and hooked them up to a switch. They came with everything you need. Just had to flip the blades to make them puller fans instead of pusher fans. They have roughly 100hrs on them now and no signs of weakening/slowing down. (this is on my 240sx radiator... my friend has the same ones on his 4.6 mustang with no problems either... his have been on for at least 3 times as long as mine)

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topaz fan cut into stock shroud.

50 amp maxi fuse
30/40 dual pole relay
30/40 single pole relay.
10 guage
12 guage
all waterproofed and no crimp connectors.




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What would be the benefit of an electric fan over a mechanical fan?
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Keeps the engine cooler.
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engine runs cooler, warms up faster, you get colder AC, you get heat sooner, you get better MPG, your waterpump lasts longer, you get more HP, you get better throttle response, you can turn it on at any time.


Its epic.
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what year topaz did you get yours from?

I've seen some from an Aerostar and some windstar, I believe the windstyar's e-fan was 2 speed.
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ups, sorry for the topaz year's question, I didn't see it at first, but it's on the photo, it's a 93...
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yup it is. be sure to get a 2 speed so you can run low with AC and high with cooling, or vise versa.

Best mod i ever did, but be sure to do it overkill or you WILL get stuck with a overheated motor. Ive had my fuse blow a few times before i dropped my Maxi 50A fuse in. zero problems yet.
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