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Old 04-17-2012, 09:06 PM   #1
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So I am planning on doing an electric fan swap on my 1998 Ford Ranger 3.0. From what I have read and done my research on says the best used fans to go with is the setup from a 3.8 Taurus, just not how to install them. So my question is will this fan fit on the radiator no problem and/or what will I need to do to properly install it?
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Old 04-18-2012, 06:17 AM   #2
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This might help http://www.therangerstation.com/foru...d.php?t=125646
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i run a 93 topaz fan. works great, cools my 4.0


all you need is 2 waterproof 30/40 amp relays, and an adjustable temp sensor. and i sure hope your good with soldiering, as butt connectors and electrical tape will cause this mod to leave you stranded with a overheated engine.

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Thanks guys that is great info from both of y'all. I'm actually surprised no one bashed this thread, well guess I'm lucky so far haha. But really thanks guys.
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The only ones that bash electric fans are the theorists that have never actually installed an e-fan on their own vehicles.

I personally have done an e-fan conversion on my '00 Ranger, and I love it... it's quieter, I believe that my water pump will potentially last longer because there isn't a heavy fan hanging on the end of it, I got an increase in power and an increase in fuel mileage. Enough said.
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Yeah it's kind of annoying, them always saying that you get nothing out of it and your vehicle will always overheat. I really only care about gas mileage, more power would be nice out of the 3.0 but I have come to terms with it right now as being a balls less engine. Plus it gets me where I need to go.
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Book-learned internet experts can be a dangerous thing - anybody that's has actually run an e-fan on a 3.0 knows that they don't even come close to overheating.

Other mods that along with an e-fan that gave my 3.0 noticeable gains in power:

MAF mod
Hot water bypass
180* thermostat
Bumped my timing 2 degrees with a tuner after installing the 180* thermostat

She ain't a high horsepower hot rod after the mods, but the low-end throttle response is much better now which makes my truck more satisfying to drive.
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Yeah and how many vehicles run e-fans? Answer a shit ton.

I have heard of some people doing a maf mode, I'm just not sure what all has to be done to do it right.
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Yeah it's kind of annoying, them always saying that you get nothing out of it and your vehicle will always overheat.
No, we question whether it's worth the expense/hassle and extra things that can go wrong and under what conditions the truck may overheat if not engineered properly.

I'm not interested in knowing how an e-fan over a clutch fan works when it's not needed, I'm interested to know how it performs at 90+ degrees in stop and go traffic and how the A/C works under those conditions as well.

Obviously they work, as my OEM e-fan in my Camry works, but given how most backyard "mechanics" operate, I'll bet most installations are not worth their perceived advantage. As 06RangerXLT says, you need to do a quality installation, and I will add you need to do your homework, which is, sorry to say, some book "larnin" research.
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Yep finally someone who doesn't understand how fans work, so they write something retarded, like a fan clutch creates no drag, but I don't know how they work so I'm just going to pull something out of my ass.

If you want to be "larned" on how a fan clutch operates just ask or google it.
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