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Old 06-20-2007, 08:43 AM
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Caddy fan won't fit hit's the bottom hose, so I guess thats out. I pu the electric back on, the 195 thermostat in and now I'm fighting the electric fan contoller

Where should I set the taurus fan to come on?? I have a mechanical gauge and I can definitely see when the thermostat opens....my guage sender is in the block and showed a little over 200 before the t-stat opened and then rapidly dropped.

Should my fan be set to come on at 180? 195? 200?

thanks!

Same as T-stat
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Thank you kind sir! Thats what I figured...
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Old 06-20-2007, 11:17 AM
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Thank you kind sir! Thats what I figured...

Have you spotted this?
Looks like a few upgrades you could use. Hope the wife doesn't hate me now.....
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Old 06-20-2007, 02:23 PM
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Have you spotted this?
Looks like a few upgrades you could use. Hope the wife doesn't hate me now.....
the engine is tempting the links are gone

now the stupid fan isn't kicking in correctly or should I say at all...grrrr...
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the engine is tempting the links are gone
Sill working for me...Were you looking for a pic of the engine? Here you go...

No purple on it though

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Had to redo the thermostat last night...a classic case of crappy non-sealing parts Got another gasket...took another small coolant bath.

Still fighting my electrical fan but I think I got it to work/come on at 200`201 in town. I'm going to go cruise around at lunch since it's going to be super hot today and see where I stand.

if i cure this, I only have the smoking/leaking seals to deal with
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I had some airflow problems with LongGrain and decided to try out an electrical fan after ripping a motor mount and trashing the really sweet fan shroud UB had made. Those Taurus fans move tons of air and it definitely helped some of the under hood heat issues, but I never like it. I was never cool (pun intended) with having an electrical fan keeping my truck cool. It took several tries to get the wiring and relays setup to be reliable and end the end, I wish I had just stayed with mechanical for peace of mind (which is why I drive a cruiser in the first place). I'm crappy with electrical stuff though. Just my
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It's making me slightly nervous...I do like the mechanical...I"m just going to have to keep looking in the yard to find a slightly smaller clutch fan.

How would I wire in an idiot light to let me know when the fan is on? My relay is the old Ford starter type relay, and on the highway I can't tell if it's on or not.

Can I splice inline with the fan for a light or will that juice pop it???
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It's making me slightly nervous...I do like the mechanical...I"m just going to have to keep looking in the yard to find a slightly smaller clutch fan.

How would I wire in an idiot light to let me know when the fan is on? My relay is the old Ford starter type relay, and on the highway I can't tell if it's on or not.

Can I splice inline with the fan for a light or will that juice pop it???
If you jumped off the positive lead to the fan in parallel it would work and the voltage drop should be minimal. you should be able to pull the light lead right of the fan terminal on the relay. Make sure you fuseable link the light or at least fuse it so the high currant 12 volt from the relay doesn't weld something if something is not in it's happy place!
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Old 06-22-2007, 09:59 AM
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My electric fan (FJ60) is on a back lit switch and relay. So when the light is on so is the fan.

I have be meaning to get a on/off/on switch and set it up with ignition hot and cold loops. With ignition hot I want it wired with a thermo switch as well. This would be the standard setting like a stock fan would run. Ignition cold always on like now. I often leave my fan running if pumping gas or quick trip into the store etc... Or off so you can kill it for a water crossing if you felt the need. Of course with a back lit switch again so I know when its on.

Look hear for a switch

http://4x4mods.com/Product/Jeep/Rock...rswitch40.html
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