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Old 10-15-2007
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Need E-Fan Info

The clutch on my mec fan went and is stuck on all the time...So its time to do the e-fan mod...I have a buddy who works in a parts store and said he can hook me up really cheap i just need to know what size fan i need...i was just thinking of getting a 16" but i need to know if that will work....some one with info please let me know what all i need...thanx
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i bet you could fit an 18" one if you can find it, i know it doesnt cover the whole radator top to bottom but i forget how much room was left on the sides
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you need a minimum of 2500 CFM's from the electric fan.

I would highly recommend getting a Taurus electric fan and a Spal FAN-PWM controller for it (you will also need a 40A SPDT relay to run the Taurus fan with the Spal controller). It pulls 4500 CFM on the high side AND it has a shroud that covers 98% of the radiator, which is more than enough for a Ranger. I can actually watch the temp gauge drop when the fan kicks on. My tranny temps stay at around 150* constantly now also (temps read from inside the tranny). you can feel the air being pulled through the radiator from infront of the grill.

Optikal Illushun has them at his house he would sell you. You can probably get one from him for $20 or so + shipping. The controller runs $70 shipped (and is WELL worth it).

Here is the pictures from my install:
https://www.ranger-forums.com/forum2...826#post773826

here is Spal's website:
www.spalusa.com

if you need any more info, let me know! i got a wiring diagram for the Spal controller and Taurus fan also.
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i wish i could find em, LOL.
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I have a 16" pushing 2100 CFM with an aluminum radiator to cool my 5.0 and it has no trouble. I also used a cheap fan controller with a switch instead of a thermostat control. Not for everyone but works good for me so I have full control.
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I have a 16" pushing 2100 CFM with an aluminum radiator to cool my 5.0 and it has no trouble. I also used a cheap fan controller with a switch instead of a thermostat control. Not for everyone but works good for me so I have full control.
if your controller has A/C demand wire on it, you can wire it up to a DPDT switch so you have Auto/Off/On operation of your fan....(auto works automatically with temp, off the fan doesn work at all, and on forces the fan on)
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If your running a/c i would go with the 2500+ sized fan. Just so there are no issues. I know i can sit in stop and go traffic at 95+ with the ac blasting. Not even come close to overheating.


Btw, i'm running the Jusnes Modifed efan kit.
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after the Taurus efan, my A/C is 20x colder than with just the Jusnes fan....it is really nice...
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My Jusnes fan fell off.
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sounds like you didn't have it on well enough..
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For what it's worth.. we live in the same area & I run a e-fan on my 4.0L FX4 (as well as a crank underdrive pulley)

I run the largest flex-a-lite S-blade and their VSC controller. Don't see any problems towing my 3500lb boat or doing daily driving around motown traffic. Idling for 1/2 an hour in the summer heat seems to be about the limit though. I mean no movement at all. If the truck moves a little it has zero problems.

Here are the parts I use:

http://www.flex-a-lite.com/auto/html/syclone.html

http://www.flex-a-lite.com/auto/html/vsc.html
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the only bad thing about that controller Rich, is it will not control the Taurus efan. the Taurus efan pulls 33A continous.
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yea i think i want to get the taurus efan since it works well i just have to find some way to wire it up....my buddy said he can get me a harness for like 20 bucks
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like i said, take the harness your buddy can get you and wire it up with a 40A relay....use the fan power wire from the controller to send a signal to the relay to kick over and supply high power to the fan. you need atleast a 40A fuse on the relay's supply power from the battery.
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k now who do i get the taurus fan from?
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Matt your not to far from the junkyard up on 8 mile. I believe it is pick and pull or something like that and cost a buck to get in.
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sounds like you didn't have it on well enough..
Lies, the strap through kit was garbage.
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Maurice do you even have the taurus fan on right now?
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the only bad thing about that controller Rich, is it will not control the Taurus efan. the Taurus efan pulls 33A continous.
No.. it'll handle 50amp It's the same controller that operates my 270 twin fan on the Lightning. (50amp inline fuse comes with it)

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Maurice do you even have the taurus fan on right now?
yea. i have been running the Taurus efan since i got back from Indy....i ordered another one and the Spal controller while i was in Indy....

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No.. it'll handle 50amp It's the same controller that operates my 270 twin fan on the Lightning. (50amp inline fuse comes with it)
huh...didn't know that.....the one my brother has on his truck has a 30A fuse with it...

the other main reason i like the Spal controller is the fact it draws temp off the stock gauge...
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the Spal controller is the fact it draws temp off the stock gauge...
Does it screw in or do you tap into it's wire?

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Does it screw in or do you tap into it's wire?

Rich
tap into the stock gauge + wire. I cut mine and added a weather proof butt connector instead of adding a wire tap (i personally don't like wire taps...had too many cut wires in too and/or not make good connections..
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