I have been tossing the idea around of changing out my clutch fan for a flex fan. Some say you get more horsepower but its not as efficient at cooling your motor at high rpms, That being said what do you all think?
I fall squarely in the “if it ain’t broke then don’t fit it” school of thought.
stick with the clutch fan
electric fans suck with out a shroud.
Got electric fans on my XJ, they work great and no power loss.
i installed a dual electric fan setup from a 2000 ford contour. it cost me 25 bucks at the bone yard. the fan shround only needed a little trimming to fit perfect.
to control it i went with
the bulb goes into the upper hose and a little bit of black rtv where the clamp goes seals it up nicely. and the fan runs till its cooled down or what you set the switch at.
the whole project was cheaper than a new clutch fan and i am very happy with it
Electric fans are safer, stress cracks in the fan pulley or blades breaking. I’m extra careful working on a running CJ with a mechanical fan.
that can happen to any fan electric or not
I’ve never seen a plastic fan cut through a hood.
no but it will F’up a radiator… btw you need that
While both could cause damage if it fails comparing the two is like saying getting shot with a paint ball and a bullet both hurt.
While both could cause damage if it fails comparing the two is like saying getting shot with a paint ball and a bullet both hurt
my only problem with electric is when I go wheelin I tend to go through a lot of water holes where having something short out can happen, I like to be more old school where the less electronics the better
That’s the Joy of it all anything can happen
Hummm most new cars have electric fans and i think thay get wet when it rains …just put a kill switch for the the water thats what i do…
A 12 volt dc motor will run underwater as long as there are no circuit boards getting wet like a fan control.
I’d say the single best argument for an electric fan is so that you can shut it off when traversing deep water.
Clutch fans are proven reliable for decades. Yes, they are not quite as efficient as electric fans but this efficiency gain by itself is background noise when compared to other factors.
If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it!
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