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I'm moving home to NZ (Auckland) next week after 5 years in Shanghai and I'm going to give the cooling system a bit of a going over as I'm paranoid that after 5 years of mostly sitting around the system is going to fail me. As part of the fresh-up I'm thinking of putting in a electric cooling fan, I'm a bit dubious of the claims in the adds but overall it seems to make sense that it could save gas, and a faster warm-up and less fan noise would be nice. Has anyone got experience/opinions on the conversion.
 

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I've done this to all my 4x4s over the years. I tried it once for the same reasons as you and never went back. Picked up a couple more MPG (noticable amount) and the throttle response and acceleration was so much better. The engine bay was alot quieter too. Its something that tied together and enhanced the intake/exhaust work that i did. Make sure the size of the fan is the same or bigger than what u already have. Dont get the system that mount through the radiator. If u hit a big bump it could rip right off. Get the system with the metal framework that holds the fan independantly. Unfortunately those are the most expensive but most nessesary on a 4x4. Oh expect the new fan to move alot more air cooling the engine better while pushing it hard giving u a few more horses.
 

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Thanks for that, any other features added while you were at it? I'm thinking of an off/auto/on switch an maybe a light to show when it comes on in auto. Maybe an in and out temp reading for the radiator.
 

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matt said:
Thanks for that, any other features added while you were at it? I'm thinking of an off/auto/on switch an maybe a light to show when it comes on in auto. Maybe an in and out temp reading for the radiator.
I assume that you have Ford Falcons in NZ. If so get a set of fans from a EA falcon. They come in their own shrowd and have one of the best airflow rates around. The cowling on the fans have to be cust down a little to fit, but it is a very common conversion here. I do it to all my Rangies. I do it mainly for noise and cooling while crawling around the bush.
 

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Thanks Ian, I'll let you know how I get on.
 

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rovergrimeparty said:
So in order to do this you need a electrical connection and fan switch right? Can you you let me know the best one to use or does it matter?
You can get an adjustable thermostatic switch where the sensor slides into your top radiator hose. Basically you run power to the switch and the other side you put to a realy that supplies power to the fans.
 
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