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Old 02-23-2014, 11:57 PM   #1
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Installing electric fans.

I have a 89 lx 5.0 and was looking to put electric fans on it. I was wondering kind of what the process to get that started would be, and what would be needed or upgraded on the car for it to work efficiently. Any info is appreciated
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I upgraded to a 3row rad and dual 1400cfm fans 2800cfm total, I rad slid right in and my fans I cut and splice into the factory harness. Took me about 3hrs since it was my first time doing it!
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What kind of fans did you use? And the extra power shouldn't put any strain on any factory components right? Like the alternator and such should handle the load ok.
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He's in a 94 though, those come with a fan controller from the factory. You really just need an electric fan setup and a fan controller on a fox. Set it to 180 and there you go.
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He's in a 94 though, those come with a fan controller from the factory. You really just need an electric fan setup and a fan controller on a fox. Set it to 180 and there you go.
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I installed the Mishimoto dual electric fans on my '89 last summer and it is recommended you have the 3G alternator upgrade due to the extra amperage the fans pull on the OEM system. Since I was in there I did the 3G upgrade along with the fans and radiator all at the same time.
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3G upgrade should be one of the first things you do in a fox. The stock 2G alt is BARELY adequate for charging the battery and keeping the lights on.
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Ok yeah I didn't think mine had that option for the electric vans. The alternator upgrade sounds like a good idea too. Thank you for all the info, very helpful
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At idle it seems to barely charge. Only once i start driving it gets to the normal range
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Your engine temps or your voltage? I remember the stock voltmeter on my 91 would always be on the low side at idle because of the crap 2G alt. If its the coolant temps then thats normal if you are talking about start up. Car wont heat up as fast just idling from cold as it will if you drive it. Just don't go gunning a cold motor like an idiot lol.
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Volt meter. It's like borderline in the red at idle sometimes. That's why I was thinking an upgrade might be good if that's how they all were. I just wasn't sure if my alternator was going out or if that's just how all of them are. Any specific brands you recommend for the upgrade?
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And I always start my car five to ten minutes before I drive it if it's colder out. Just got this one and am kind of feeling out what needs to be upgraded or replaced.
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Go to your category and on the top right corner click and it should pop up and click new topic
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Make sure when setting your new fan I don't set too low.... Your motor doesn't go into closed loop until 194 I believe keeping your engine too cold isn't good either

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Thank you. Just ordered 16in mishimoto fan along with a few other things. Now waiting for alternator. Since mine is a 89 what would be the best way to hook it up to click on at the right temp. Some said just use a toggle
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I personally don't like the look of a lot of switches everywhere unless they are in a nice switch panel..... When mine burned out and I replaced it I just put it on a relay.... Simple and u see nothing inside the car
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Where did you get the relay from? And how was it wired to kick on at certain temps?
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Oreileys you'll need two if u want your low speed to work as well as your high speed and if u know how to wire a relay then it's simple....... Instead of using an ignition to trigger the relay just use the temperature signal wire ..... It will only get power when the computer reads closed loop
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It'll be one of the 4 or 5 wires on the harness of the fan ...... That's also where u can find your low and high speed wires
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Ok cool, I'm not into the toggles everywhere either, looks tacky in a stock car. Thanks for the info.
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You can also look at a Dc controller which is a nice variable speed fan controller. Works like a champ.
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While they were still being put in. Everything went in real well and got the fans dialed in. She's been running real well. I installed dual sve fans and shroud, sve aluminum radiator. You can buy them together on late model restoration. 3G alt upgrade, still need a capacitor for my subs, new water pump, 68 degree thermostat, the adjustable fan relay which is working awesome. Just thinking about getting a second one so they don't both kick on together all the time. Just wanted to let you guys know how it came out. Still have to reroute and hide all the wiring.
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