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Electric fan controller...

So, on recommendation of a controller, and after some searching, I found this to fit the bill for me. $66 off ebay.
I also have an electric water pump now...no more belt throwing at 7500+
I could have used this to run the water pump and 1 fan, OR 2 fans....I'm driving 2 fans.(35GPM water pump runs constant)
All hooked up today...sat in the driveway for 30-45 minutes, at idle, and never went over the set point (set 15* lower than temp wanted due to probe in fins)....time to hammer on her a little. Took a spirited drive....worked flawlessly....never seen 180* (T-stat was set for 165)


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Wow can't beat that price Doug. Looks good too!!

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Re: Electric fan controller...

Thanks. Was trying to do it on the cheap in case it didn't work....they have some nicer ones too....remote water pumps too.


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Nice set-up, nice job.

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Re: Electric fan controller...

I have used several. I prefer the sensor in the head.

$14 on ebay.
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I really like the 10 second feature which triggers the 2nd fan.

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Re: Electric fan controller...

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I have used several. I prefer the sensor in the head.

$14 on ebay.
That will be coming now that I know it works well.


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I really like the 10 second feature which triggers the 2nd fan.
Yes, helps with power surge


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Re: Electric fan controller...

When I went electric I used a fin probe as well. Temp sensor stayed in the head. Temp never went above the probe temp. It was pretty darn accurate.

I had the fin probe located about halfway down just below the inlet. My thought was I'd always have water there and it was the hottest aread.

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Re: Electric fan controller...

Fin probe in the lower left (Driver side) and set at 165, which in the directions said approx. 15* difference.
So, at 165 on the controller the fans come on, but the T-stat is reading 155-160 or so.
After driving around some and gettin' on it a little 170-175ish was tops....which I like.

They do have an adapter to put the probe in the coolant...just not sure where/if I want to do it....yet.

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Re: Electric fan controller...

But...but...but...

Everyone knows that's impossible!...you can't cool a Camaro with anything but the mechanical clutch fan

Sorry folks, couldn't resist.
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But...but...but...

Everyone knows that's impossible!...you can't cool a Camaro with anything but the mechanical clutch fan

Sorry folks, couldn't resist.
Its probably because I have a 3-core aluminum radiator, and a LS motor in it that it works
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Re: Electric fan controller...

Will be wiring my fans in the next week or two...we'll see how well they cool down my little stroker

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Re: Electric fan controller...

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I have used several. I prefer the sensor in the head.

$14 on ebay.
Couldn't keep it working for my L6. 2 failed on me. The radiator version, however, worked perfectly. Never failed.

I was even using late model OEM sensors...

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Re: Electric fan controller...

Thatís a pretty clean set up. I donít recall seeing those when I was doing mine. I used the Volvo relay/BMW dual temp sensor as detailed by Onovakind. I love it, something for folks to consider. I always used a fin probe but the accuracy was suspect, the in manifold sensor is dead nuts. The fin probe worked great just not very finite.
The Volvo set up Keeps my antiquated junk cool...

How do you run the electric pump?

By the way I see you finally reached your goal of 10ís, nice work.

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Re: Electric fan controller...

Thank you, been a loooooonnnnnggggg road to see 10's

As for the WP, it's running full time as a mechanical one would.....for now.

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