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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 10-01-2011, 08:13 PM Thread Starter
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Electric fan?

I'm looking at swapping off the old fan and clutch, and replacing this with an electric unit. I picked up 2 MPG when I did this on my 87 K5. Has anyone done this with a 6.0? Experiences?


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Re: Electric fan?

Yeah, i've been running flex-a-lite electric fans on my truck for over a year so far and they been awesome. Here's some pics. Opened up tons of room. I really hardly doubt you're gonna see any milage increase with them. I just did it to free up some more room.
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Re: Electric fan?

got the 7.3 kit. It doesnt bolt right up but its pretty simple fix. Wouldnt really recommended it if your towing alot.


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Re: Electric fan?

my kit is the 7.3 one also. Just had to modify the inline trans filter bracket and modify the mounting brackets was all. I know of some guys running them and tow tons with them with no issues.

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Do you tow? I know the factory fan moves alot of air when engaged. As far a a mileage gain I really doubt it . I've only heard my fan engage a handfull of times.
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Re: Electric fan?

they did a write up on Electric fans a while ago ( like the two in this thread) for a 7.3 and they stated it was for towing ?? I would be a little nervous to try it myself specially heavy tow up a steep grade

and it also seems like a stock alternator is already taxed on these trucks/

EDIT however looking at the flex lite site it doesn't have that "towing" disclaimer for the 7.3 but they don't make a kit for the 6.0 for a reason I guess?

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Re: Electric fan?

If you tow alot...i'd just leave the stocker on. But you can control when the fans come on and manually turn them on or turn them off. Shawn towed Tylers truck to the diesel power challange a few years back from alberta canada to colorado and had no issues towing it(around 12-14K lbs i believe) in the high heat. I'm not sure how the terrain is from alberta to colorado, but i'm sure it's not that flat.

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Re: Electric fan?

i checked on the fans for the 6.0 before they said there wasnt a way to remove the stock fan assembly

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Re: Electric fan?

well that's obviously wrong cause myself and alot of others have removed the stock fan assembly, as you can see by the pics i've posted...not that hard.

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yeah thats what i couldnt figure out because i asked after i saw pics of it removed. dont know what there problem is, lazy!?

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