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universal cooling fan Question

Discussion in 'Chevy S10 Forum (GMC Sonoma)' started by 85 S10 Man, May 4, 2013.

  1. 85 S10 Man

    85 S10 Man Member

    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 appreciated
  2. stratct

    stratct New Member

    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
  3. Gramps43

    Gramps43 Member 1 Year

    If you want to go with new stuff this outfit has elec. fan kits for just about any sys. out there. Gramps
  4. Family Force 6

    Family Force 6 Rockstar 100 Posts

    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.

    X2 on the Taurus fans. There are several posts in the GMTC that deal with this specific issue.

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