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Does anyone know where I can get just the thermostat to control an electric fan? I will be installing a 12" electric fan as a pusher to assist my belt driven fan and need a thermostat that screws into the block or manifold. Painless and others have a wiring kit that costs about $60 that includes the thermostat. I can do the wiring myself much cheaper, so all I need is the thermostat. I'm looking for about a 195on / 185off thermostat since I have a 180 thermostat in the engine.

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I was thinking about doing the same in my electric fan instal, but found that the sensor alone cost almost 1/2 the price of the complete kit. This what I found

Summit p#PRF-30110 @ $32.95

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Orench,

I agree. It doesn't seem like that sensor should cost that much. I was wondering if there was a particular vehicle that had the sensor in question - Advance Auto has coolant temp sensors for about $8, but I'd need to know the specific car and year since they don't list the temps with them.

I'd prefer one of these sensors as opposed to the probe in the radiator kind.

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Justin Traunero
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The Club - GM Muscle Cars of the Carolinas

-1967 Camaro SS350 clone - 350/TH-350 with shift kit, CompCams XE268H, Dynomax Jet-Hot headers, Flowmaster American Thunder exhaust, Vintage Air

-2002 Impala LS - Medium Bronzemist Metallic, every option except engine block heater

<A HREF="http://www.furman.edu/~jtrauner" TARGET=_blank>Click here to see my Camaro and my parents' 2002 Impala LS.
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Orench,

Did that electric fan mounted on the front of the condensor help out your cooling issues? I'm going to try the same thing to hopefully help out mine.

Let me know


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Justin Traunero
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The Club - GM Muscle Cars of the Carolinas

-1967 Camaro SS350 clone - 350/TH-350 with shift kit, CompCams XE268H, Dynomax Jet-Hot headers, Flowmaster American Thunder exhaust, Vintage Air

-2002 Impala LS - Medium Bronzemist Metallic, every option except engine block heater

<A HREF="http://www.furman.edu/~jtrauner" TARGET=_blank>Click here to see my Camaro and my parents' 2002 Impala LS.
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My car didn't had a serious heating problem when I decided to go with the electric, I just wanted to be make sure it was bellow 200°F under any condition. Right now it has taken all the summer can throw down here, even at traffic jams with A/C on, and the temp never gets past 185°F. I'm running a 160° thermostat with the fan comming in to play at 185° and shutting off at 170°. Right now, normal commutes don't even turn on the fan.

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