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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 05-23-2007, 01:29 PM Thread Starter
 
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How much horsepower can I reclaim by converting from a thermo clutch fan to an electric fan?

How much increase in mileage can I expect to see?

I have an 89 with the 3.8L.

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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 05-23-2007, 02:04 PM
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good question..........i've got a 93 and i'm wondering the same thing. hope someone can help us out.

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free up gas mileage........at 200-250 a tank (16-18gal.) i need all i can to up my mileage

1994 Chevrolet Camaro Z28
LT1 350
K&N Intake and Flowmaster Exhaust
1995 Lincoln Mark VIII
hollow front cats, 3rd cat still there, no resonator, replaced by a single 40 series flowmaster, 2 3"x18" tips out back. screamin demon coil packs, mallory pro wires, motorcraft platinum plugs. intake resonator delete.
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Like previously stated, it won't be anything drastically noticeable in performance. I switched out my clutch driver fan for an electric fan out of a 4.6. I got a fan controller from dccontrol.com. I haven't had any problems with it, and am happy with how it performs.


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It will make a barely noticeable difference, I'd guess around 3-5 rwhp.

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Good thing is, if you have a custom exhaust setup, you can rev it and not hear the clutch fan go as well!


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I switched out my clutch driver fan for an electric fan out of a 4.6. I got a fan controller from dccontrol.com. I haven't had any problems with it, and am happy with how it performs.
how hard is it to put the 4.6 fan in on the 3.8 rad.? i'm currently running a clutch assy on my 94 (didnt come that way, but electric fan almost caught fire) and i'd like to take that crap off. a friend has a 94 xr7 thats he's gonna junk so i could grab one for the free. i'd just like to know how much modding is involved.

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I'm tempted to ditch my clutch fan, but then there'd be empty space and that just wouldn't look right. I need to add something...
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That would do it.
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I'm tempted to ditch my clutch fan, but then there'd be empty space and that just wouldn't look right. I need to add something...
umm, why not an electric one??

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jco1385, seeing as that your car came stock with an electric fan...it would be a simple bolt on/plug in.

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I don't want to hijack this thread, but at what temperature does the stock fan kick in at? Thanks.

I had the electric fan on my 94, but it didn't want to come on; either that or I didn't wait long enough. So I put on a clutch fan. I manually powered the fan and it works fine.
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