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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 05-26-2014, 12:34 PM Thread Starter
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driveability of electric cooling fans on 6.0s?

anyone running them? I have my engine out now and this fan is insane big
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Re: driveability of electric cooling fans on 6.0s?

That's because it moves an insane amount of air. Electric fans won't come close. If you don't mind overheating, give them a try.

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Re: driveability of electric cooling fans on 6.0s?

so you ran them and had an overheating issue?
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Re: driveability of electric cooling fans on 6.0s?

I have a single electric fan heaviest I've pulled was 10k and I my temps never got above 200.

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I know you said you wouldnt turn it up..... but come on.... its like saying "I promise I will only stick the tip in" never happens like that
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Re: driveability of electric cooling fans on 6.0s?

the price for the dual fan auto controlled unit with a shroud is pricey

the advertised CFM doesn't match the OEM 's rated cfm
so it stands to reason that for towing you wouldn't want to find out you spent almost a grand to sit on the side of the road with your trailer

however they are reported to be fine for most I just don't have an issue working with the OEM at least not enough to drop the coin for a Flex A Lite kit

I have yet to see a real world comparison , that may sway me ?
but then again the fans really put a lot more demand on an barley adequate alternator so you may want to upgrade that also if you go Dual Electric

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Re: driveability of electric cooling fans on 6.0s?

Yea I agree zmann on a tow rig I'd only run OEM fans. But I got my hands on a 10$ fan from a Sebring. And I have it on a switch on high. Never seen my temps above 200

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Re: driveability of electric cooling fans on 6.0s?

My thought was this radiator is huge, i live in minnesota(cold over 70% of the year) and i rarely tow(16' car hauler with a small load). And as an auto tech i see all kinds of diffrent fans on cars and some move alot of air. And you could fit 4 of them if done right on this radiator. Along with a group of relays and a few thermo switches and you could shave some load off of this pig for the majority of the year
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Re: driveability of electric cooling fans on 6.0s?

you could do a DIY setup

the Flexalite still uses the PCM signal if you pay for the controller upgrade so you don't have any code issues fo fan speed (at least as far as I can tell you won't have a code )

that can be key for some people emission wise

i think the two large fans in the tight shroud is the most efficient compromise

4 would be interesting but I don't think you will exceed the 6000 rpm + that they get with the dual?

given your situation I would try it if I needed something to tinker with but at the end of the day besides extra room what did you gain ? and how often will that extra room pay off ?

not bashing just thinking about benefits vs cost even if the cost is your time

you think the 6.0 is a big Radiator ? check out the 6.4



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for the longest time no one made a fan kit for the 6.0 and as a matter of fact they stated not for the 6.0 so people were using the 7.3 kit and modifying it
then someone came out with a kit followed shortly there after by Flex A Lite and their 3 kits one includes a Radiator

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Re: driveability of electric cooling fans on 6.0s?

I think if you still have a working EGR system an electric fan setup and towing wouldn't go together well.


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Re: driveability of electric cooling fans on 6.0s?

I was just more thinking out loud, the only real gain would be rate that the engine accelerates....I.E. horsepower, due to the decrease in rotating mass

but who wants horsepower
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