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arveetek
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I've been thinking of converting to an electric fan on my 2.5L, to help free up a few more squirrels for highway driving.  How reliable is an electric fan while off road?  I'm thinking mud and water could damage the fan pretty quickly.

 

Casey

 

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February 10, 2010 at 2:26 PM Flag Quote & Reply

CW4x4Him
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I run an electric fan on a toggle switch for the Yota.  It works great, never had any problems with it.  I just have to remember to turn it on! :wink:

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February 10, 2010 at 6:35 PM Flag Quote & Reply

collinsbronco
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pretty sure I have seen a set up that works off an electric thermostat so you dont have to remember to turn on.  Some people like to leave them running a little after they turn their rig off. They are standard on Cherokee's and have never heard of them failing due to mud/water.

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February 10, 2010 at 7:15 PM Flag Quote & Reply

muddyredneck
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i have helped set up a couple with a thermostat and a switch for deep water crossings 90s ford tauras fans move a lot of cfms too

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February 10, 2010 at 9:06 PM Flag Quote & Reply

arveetek
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Yeah, the Taurus fan and t-stat switch setup was the way I was thinking of going.  I just wasn't sure how reliable they worked once they met mud and water face to face!


Casey


February 10, 2010 at 10:25 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Allen
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Painless makes a thermostatic relay kit to turn your fan or fans on. I am thinking about running that kit so my fan isn't always on like it is now.

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February 11, 2010 at 9:23 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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Rubi's run a thermostatically controlled electric fan.  I'd say go for it.  Give the squirrels something else to do.

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February 12, 2010 at 10:33 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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