Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Death Row Spicewood, TX
Re: Fan and Clutch Remove during the winter?
If you are gonna pull, leave it on. I removed mine and ran almost to summer here in TX with it like that.
The problem is this, if you fog up your windshield and turn on the defrost, then stop at a light with it on, it will spike the pressure in the system because it can't cool the condenser. If you remember to turn it off except when you are moving, you are okay. But if you are gonna pull, you need some kind of fan. I went to electrics and it does fine if I'm not pulling in the summer. But I found out the hard way that if it's hot, and you are pulling, electric fans won't cut it.
But for the most part, during the cooler months, you can get away without a fan. You can actually still cool the truck by idling without a fan when it's cool. Just remember when you have the a/c or defrost on, it needs air moving over the condenser, or bad things happen. The first time I did this, I started hearing this loud hissing noise in the cab. Scared the crap outta me. Anyway, that's my take.
1995 F350 4x4 CC Dually-Rockee
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