Electric cooling fans - Worth it for horsepower..?

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  1. ULTM8Z

    ULTM8Z Veteran Member

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    I can. Been using one for I think about many years now, never a lick of trouble with it.
     
  2. BonzoHansen

    BonzoHansen Administrator Lifetime Gold Member

    its just a 4th gen camaro setup. You can get them used for $25-$75 every day.
     
  3. FlaJunkie

    FlaJunkie Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    I tried two local junk yards with no joy. I can get a new Four Seasons aftermarket assembly from Rock Auto for $129. That seems pretty reasonable for new hardware.


    Whaddya think?
     
  4. BonzoHansen

    BonzoHansen Administrator Lifetime Gold Member

    i like OE stuff, but have at it for $129 its reasonable.
     
  5. Bopfly

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    I just picked up the fan assembly from a Gen 4 for $100 at a junk yard. I liked the look better. I also picked up an early Gen 3 alternator but had to buy a reman. I'm just waiting on the controller. Anyone have any pics of their setup? I would love to see what it looks like done before I start my install.
     
  6. ssupercoolss

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    i have 1 controller for each fan. one is a push in probe on the radiator, the other is a thread in switch on the manifold. both controllers are mounted to the shroud. i have a large maxi-fused feed to a terminal strip that the fans draw power from. The push in probe controller is from hayden, and its blown a relay or 2, but when it breaks, the fan stays on all the time. i dont recommend that one. flex a lite has a variable speed controller that will go in shortly. i have a 100 amp alternator.
     
  7. thrasher

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    Prices have gone up quite a bit around me in the last few years. Most of the salvage yards have been purchased and brought into the crappy incorporated world. LKQ is an example. Prices are pretty much set and posted on a board. No real price breaks unless you know someone that works there.
     
  8. Scott51

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    I wired up mine the same way GM did http://lh4.ggpht.com/_D1O7K_QiCIk/SmKT0EYdFDI/AAAAAAAAAyk/fG8nh0ftaq0/s800/2000 LS1 fan diagram.jpg

    Only thing I did differently was use a BMW temp switch Part # 61311378073 in place of the pcm (just soldered a threaded fitting into the radiator tank)

    There's a a lot of good threads on this subject in the electrical forums
     
  9. ORANGE77

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    Nice diagram, I'm a draftsmen by trade, so I can read that stuff. I'll look in on the other post, did a little of that all ready. My belt drive set up works fine for what it is. Working on brakes now, I will get into that later. Leaning towards dual fans when the time comes. Good stuff :happy:
     
  10. BonzoHansen

    BonzoHansen Administrator Lifetime Gold Member

    That's gm's diagram, I hope it's ok lol
     

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