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Are more expensive cooling fans worth the money???

Discussion in 'General Tech and Maintenance' started by BigBoy, Feb 15, 2006.

  1. BigBoy

    BigBoy Senior Member

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    for example the ones that go for 2-3 bills...will i see any type of performance gains compared to getting a 50 dollar one from pep boys?
     
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    I would say no unless you're having overheating issues with your current setup or have a high-output engine.
     
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    BigBoy Senior Member

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    the descriptions state it frees up 17 hp by moving more air. So its all BS?
     
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    K2e2vin Senior Member

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    Yea it's bs. The radiator effects the cooling system by simply expelling heat into the atmosphere and transfering ambient air temp to the coolant; if your stock cooling system is working fine and keeping the temps at the optimal range, then you won't notice any gains from an aftermarket radiator.
     
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    GSRCIVICTN Lost in a sea of rednecks

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    He was asking about the cooling fan. The same still goes for the fan in the same way he described the radiator. You won't free up 17 horses. Shenanigans! [​IMG]
     
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    hcivic.com Senior Member

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    ya see that might be truse on a belt driven fan but not on a honda with an electric fan bs
     
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    MikeBergy Blah blah blah....

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    bs. I'd only buy a new fan, spec. a FAL fan, if I had a turbo, and there wasn't enough room for a stock one. If you are having cooling problems, you most likely need a larger radiator. The fan is just there to get the forced convection going when you are stopped.
     
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    jimboburgess Go fast, Go Cheap

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    that was my problem i would only get a fan such as the type being discussed here if i needed to make room for something.

    or if my engine was over heating and that was the problem
     
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    GSRCIVICTN Lost in a sea of rednecks

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    If your engine is overheating, you have cooling system problem. Replacing the fan won't fix a thing unless the fan wasn't working at all and you were overheating when sitting still or at very low speeds.
     
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