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05-04-2013, 10:45 PM #1
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universal cooling fan Question
i have a 1985 chevy S10 with a 2.5L 4 cylinder in it.Well i changed the engine out to a 1989 2.5L 4 cylinder with wiring harness and everything.
the problem i got is the clutch fans are different and the parts place here wants over 50.00 bucks for just the clutch for the fan.What i was going to do is replace the clutch fan with a electric fan but with a S10 it has a 14inch tall radiator.
What my question is: can i use a 12 inch universal cooling fan and be safe where it won't burn my newly installed engine?
The one i was going to get is a 12 inch that straps to my radiator where it won't move.The tie straps go threw my radiator like zip ties and i just cut the end off and be done with it. Then wire it to a relay where it will come on when it needs too.
So will i be safe or sorry if i install one of these universal fans on my truck?
Any advice will be greatly appreciatedProud Member Of Anderson County Coon Club
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05-16-2013, 12:32 AM #2
I know that if you want to run electric fans that the ones from a early to mid 90s Taurus with the 3.8 v6 are a good choice. Bone yard should be packed with them
08-15-2013, 11:33 PM #3
08-16-2013, 12:03 PM #4
I wouldn't chince on the cooling fan with a cheapo ebay unit. I've heard some of those have completely inadequate air flow, and it would be unwise to risk damaging a new engine over $50-$100.
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