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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old Jun 9th, 18, 08:53 AM Thread Starter
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Converting to electric fans, can I reuse the same fan pulley?

Hey folks. As the title says, I'm converting to electric fans. Am I able to just take off the clutch fan and run the same pulley? My mechanic was telling me I need at least a cap if I eliminate the old fan but Google isn't turning up anything.

So can I just take the old fan off and go?
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old Jun 9th, 18, 09:04 AM
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Re: Converting to electric fans, can I reuse the same fan pulley?

You might want to use washers on the bolts, and be sure the bolts aren't so long that they run into the water pump housing or bearing.

Other than that, just do it !!
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Re: Converting to electric fans, can I reuse the same fan pulley?

Just get some short 5/16 fine thread bolts and bolt the pulley to the water pump flange

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Re: Converting to electric fans, can I reuse the same fan pulley?

Yes, with shorter bolts with washers AND lock washers (or blue loc-tite in place of locks )

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Re: Converting to electric fans, can I reuse the same fan pulley?

I would avoid doing it if at all possible. The factory did a good job.

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Re: Converting to electric fans, can I reuse the same fan pulley?

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You might want to use washers on the bolts, and be sure the bolts aren't so long that they run into the water pump housing or bearing.

Other than that, just do it !!
Another vote for this. Just watch the length.
And donít believe the anti electric fan hype, do it properly and they work fantastic. Good fan, (factory fans from production vehicles are great) with a shroud big enough for the radiator and a proper wiring job. Thermostat is preferred.

Work like a champ!
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old Jun 10th, 18, 05:26 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Converting to electric fans, can I reuse the same fan pulley?

Thanks a lot!
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