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Old 05-27-2009, 05:52 PM   #21
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I'm more interested in the MPG gain, that's about it.... if I gain HP, cool. But MPG's are my #1 priority. I refuse to have a truck that gets 12mpg's when I'm done.
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I installed the Camaro fans on my old S-10 with a flex-a-lite controler. I really didn't notice any HP or MPG gains. Like Chris said above, the mech fans have fluid couplings so don't drag you down when cooling is not needed. The main differences I found were a lot less noise(mostly lost the startup fan roar), better A/C performance in stop and go traffic on really H&H days, and much better access to the engine with a more compact shroud and no big honkin metal fan in the way. I wouldn't expect any significant mpg gains on a Tacoma. I liked the e-fan on my s-10 but I'm not planning to do one on my 09 Tacoma yet..... Maybe in a couple years depending on how the a/c works in the summers.
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Good point Raylo. If you don't even get 1 MPG, it's probly not worth the time/money. I bet removing the mud flaps would do more!!
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Old 05-28-2009, 08:13 AM   #24
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It's not that water will screw up the stock fan, but if it's running when you go through deep water say bye-bye to your radiator. :2cents: That is the advantage of being able to shut off the electric fan.
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It's not that water will screw up the stock fan, but if it's running when you go through deep water say bye-bye to your radiator. :2cents: That is the advantage of being able to shut off the electric fan.
How do you figure? I have had vehicles COMPLETELY submerged, and they run just fine.....Never had a radiator problem....
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If the fan (fan proper, not fan motor) is running during while it is submerged the blades tend to suck forward like a propeller, and often cut the soft aluminum radiator. More of a problem with metal fans, but you'd be surprised what those plastic fan blades can do.
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If the fan (fan proper, not fan motor) is running during while it is submerged the blades tend to suck forward like a propeller, and often cut the soft aluminum radiator. More of a problem with metal fans, but you'd be surprised what those plastic fan blades can do.
Ok...Never had that happen, but it makes sense......
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Electric fan wiring

My old wiring harness/relay for the Electric fan went out....It had a radiator fin probe temp senser..

My new one sitting on the floor....Is a THREAD-IN (3/8-18 NPT what ever the hell that is).........
  • Anyone use this instead of the Radiator fin probe type?
  • Where do I find this connection...manifold, radiator?
  • Can I make this work somehow?
  • Shouldn't this be a more reliable then the probe?

Thanks
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Thread revival. There's no reason the fans mentioned in here wouldn't work on a 2010 is there? I'm looking for it for the water crossing issue mentioned in here.
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