Ok. The Flexalite fan will be scraped. I am hitting up the junkyards tomorrow. I will keep the relays from the Flexalite and make them work. The tranny cooler already has a fan setup on a switch.there are 80 relays out there for 10 bucks or less... i don't have a link handy... but i have been running them for years in my setup...
dump that flex a crap fan.. either get a taurus or a good mechanical.. you need air flow... make sure you have a fan shroud that covers the entire radiator..
i would still move the tranny cooler and set it up with it's own small fan..
Here you go. Anyone want a new one?When you guys say taurus fans are you meaning a ford Taurus or is that the brAnd
If it's a ford. What year cars are you having luck with?
The problem you are having sounds kinda odd to me. If you can wheel for an hour or so with no issue, then it starts to overheat kinda throws me. If your engine is at a high idle, it possibly has a bad temp sensor telling the computer its still cold. I have always felt that removing the stat completely is a bad idea due to not having the temp in the range the engine was designed to run in, also if the water has no restriction, it could possibly flow too fast through the radiator giving you no cooling transfer. Causing a slow rise of temp that will cause an overheat the cooling system cannot recover from. I kinda am leaning toward reinstalling the stat that your engine computer calls for and your original problem was just the fan setup.Well i got the taurus fan at the junkyard for 22 bucks, and wired it on high setting today and holy shit that thing moves some air!
I did not get a chance to test drive it yet but i let my rig Idle at 2k for about 20 minutes and it never got above 195. Now i need to figure out why my rig is idleing so dam high
and i will road test it tommorow