January 24, 2010anyone tried it? did it free up enough horse power and increase mileage enough to do this on a daily driver? suggestions on fans..?
January 24, 2010I haven`t done it personally, but according to the many posts on this the consensus is that it is one of the best mods you can do for both power and mileage. Well worth the money.
January 24, 2010I run an electric fan on my Toyota, Nissan, both Fords, and my Jeep. It is one of the first things that I do. You don`t get that bog in the engine when the fan is kicked in either.
January 24, 2010No problems with the wiring harness, or controllers burning up, dude?
January 25, 2010I have a slight difference of opinion on the E-fans.
I would not put one on my daily driver at all. But I`ve had many problems with them. And the little hp &mpg aren`t enough to justify the headaches I`ve had!
I have been through two totally different kits, both in the $500. dollar range.
The first one went out and ended up costing me a head gasket job!
The second one,,the temp sensors went out and lucky I was close to home or I would of had to be towed home.
Just to give you an idea. This was all in the last 10,000 miles and my truck only has 30,000 on it.
If It didn`t free up so much room under the hood and I wasn`t trying to squeeze every little bit of power out of my truck. I would much rather have the stock fan back on there!
January 25, 2010holy crap phil! Ive never heard of anyone having problems like that with fans. heard of lfp controllers literally catching on fire before though.
I have a set of FAL 270s on their way this week. I`ll let ya know what I think once theyre on.
I`ve heard nothing but good things about the MADfan and MAD controller, but went with flex-a-lite because I personally wanted the peace of mind from 2 fans in case anything happens to 1 of them. From what I hear though, Mike`s (MAD) controllers can`t be beat, so I am thinking of just picking up his controller to run my FALs.
January 25, 2010I have been daily driving mine for nearly a year now with no problem. I run a slightly different setup than most though. I drilled the thermostat housing and installed a temperature switch in the housing which goes to a relay power harness for the fan. I can also manually override the sensor and turn the fan on with a switch. I also have an actual coolant temp gauge to keep checks on what is actually going on in my cooling system. I have seen too many factory gauges read ok on an engine that is running almost 230 degrees.
I have heard of people burning up fans before but that was due to the owners just running them either straight wired to ignition power or straight wired through a switch.
January 25, 2010Oh, and on my Toyota truck that I wheel/compete with, I run a factory Ford Taurus electric fan. I am using the same setup as I do on my daily to control the fan. I used to have cooling problems with it when I was running a factory fan, but with the taurus fan I have stayed running cool even at slow speeds on the trail.
January 25, 2010i have a flex-a-lite black magic xtreme in my little truck, the controller it comes with is absolute garbage and i have heard many stories about them melting before, but it works ok for this truck since it rarely idles for more than long traffic light and the fan rarely has to come on, when it does come on though it pulls so much air you can sit there and watch the gauge drop, when this fan goes in the other truck with the 5.0 i have spal controller waiting for it
January 31, 2010Just installed my FAL 270s tonight and so far I have been very impressed! I can`t believe I waited this long to upgrade my fans. Very noticeable difference not just off the line, but at different speeds too. It just feels smoother all the way through the powerband, whether I`m on it heavy or not. I`ll see how the controller holds up I guess.
btw, the instructions that came with it were kinda janky. for the a/c relay, it says to splice into a wire off of the compressor and then just tape it up (no thank you), what I opted to do was tap into the grey w/ white wire on the bottom of the fuse block for the a/c relay. cleaner install.
February 3, 2010Sweet, Congrats on the Fans I always liked them.
February 3, 2010I had good luck with my efans. No problems on a daily driver. I put 60k on mine before I sold the truck with 1 blown fuse as my only issue. I didn`t notice much HP increase but I did get a 1.5 to 2 mpg gain with them. Plus my ac worked much better. Good Mod IMO