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post #11 of 15 (permalink) Old 11-09-2014, 10:40 AM
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Re: Electric Fan Question

^^^^ I hear ya, exactly why I just finally got around to installing my electric seat heaters, next I am going to make a cover for my alluminum shifter handle , something that I can take off in the summer but that dam thing gets fricken cold at - 20.
The block heater will make a big difference on warm up time, when I use one I have it on a timer set to start a few hours ahead of starting the vehicle. Some people have been know to drive away while plugged in, one thing to reduce this is hang the power cord up over the drivers side mirror.
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In my idea the original mechanical fan is sufficient to cool the engine without decrease its power out put. Replacing the electric fan would need some mods to perfectly fit the thing. Another things to consider its the temperature reading.
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Re: Electric Fan Question

Thought....

You drive the Heep and make your wife drive the FJ
Just kidding but that's what I do

I have been involved in changing the fans out from mechanical to electric, not in the FJ but in Jeeps

There is quite a bit of work to this but not impossible

The biggest hurdle I think is getting the correct thermistatic switch to turn it on and off. You are adding a control system that runs your fan that as to be tunned, just like any control scheme. You have two control schemes with this set up, your fan and your thermostat.

It might not seem like much but the engineers that set up the mechanical fan to work in sync with the thermostat spent some time and money to get it right. Warm good the winter but cool in the summer.

Some I have seen work good in summer but are cold in the winter and vice versa

My FJ and Jeep have mechanical

Good luck what ever you decide

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Thought....

You drive the Heep and make your wife drive the FJ
Just kidding but that's what I do

I have been involved in changing the fans out from mechanical to electric, not in the FJ but in Jeeps

There is quite a bit of work to this but not impossible

The biggest hurdle I think is getting the correct thermistatic switch to turn it on and off. You are adding a control system that runs your fan that as to be tunned, just like any control scheme. You have two control schemes with this set up, your fan and your thermostat.

It might not seem like much but the engineers that set up the mechanical fan to work in sync with the thermostat spent some time and money to get it right. Warm good the winter but cool in the summer.

Some I have seen work good in summer but are cold in the winter and vice versa

My FJ and Jeep have mechanical

Good luck what ever you decide
I really don't like the heep so she can keep it.

As for the electric fan I figure it would help but after reading a bit more about them and the way this fan works on the FJ I don't think I am going to go this route


I will get it figured out some how. Thanks
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Re: Electric Fan Question

1. Electrical fans are a bit more efficient if you have more radiator than necessary.
2. Most electrical fans are sealed well enough to operate in water and if they overload a fuse or breaker will shut the system down.
3. The thermostat controls warm-up not the air passing through the radiator. While the engine block coolant temperature is below (160-190)F the thermostat remains closed as the coolant circulates through the engine and heater core only. The radiator is by-passed until the thermostat opens.
4. The big difference between vehicles is most likely the coolant capacity, excluding the radiator and main hoses.

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