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Just bought the dual SFAN4500 setup from James. getting ready for the summer heat.
also bought a oil press & water temp 2 5/8" gauge setup from Summit.
 

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I installed his fan about a month ago. Runs 188 down the road and 193 in traffic. It's a sharp setup. He probably has forgotten more than I know about electronics.
 

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Yep, fan has worked great thus far. I don't have the heat but I do have very low-speed towing on fireroads in the summer and it performed great.
 

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You need to let him get hold of your PCM. Amongst other things changed he got rid of a torque converter lock-up vibration... since new and disabled the passkey/lock. Getting rid of the passcrap alone is worth more than he charges for the whole. I'm getting 3mpg better. I now have a throttle response. Before you stepped on the gas and waited for it to go.
 

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Yup totally worth it, especially if you are driving around with a fan clutch thats missing half its bearings like I was. My truck even sounds better, there is more engine braking when you left off the gas and the exhaust burbles more than usual.
 

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Just bought the dual SFAN4500 setup from James. getting ready for the summer heat.
also bought a oil press & water temp 2 5/8" gauge setup from Summit.
Is the water temp gauge mechanical or electrical? Where will u locate the sending unit? Thanks.
 

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djb383, water temp is mech. it goes in the pass head with a special fitting.
there is a plug in the back that you remove and put the adapter fitting in.
it's metric male threads with npt female threads on the other end for the gauge.
also got the fitting for the mech oil press gauge, goes where the oil cooler lines
come out of the block.
 

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I had a bad problem with fan clutches, 2 replaced under warranty. Overnight cold...locked up 50% of the time, truck wouldn't shift out of 1st gear for up to a 1/2 mile. Summer winter didn't matter but after it unlocked it acted normal the rest of the day. Sounded like a jet taking off and was still doing it at 48,000 mi. then I went E-fan.
 

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I want this mod bad! But I want the ECM done as well. I run the following temps at 80mph constant for about 30 min to 1 hour on a 90°F+ day so far.

Maximum Temp. Scangauge2:

Water 195°F
Oil Temp. 240°F
Trans. Temp. 201°F
Oil Press. 55 psi

I kinda worry about summer driving in traffic. This is with the A/C running as well. South Texas heat wont hit peak till August. 100°F+ for multiple days. I want the added cooling capability but can't do witbout my ECM since it is a daily. I will have a lot of comparison data so when I do obtain the kit and get it on and running I can give more of an idea of gains in cooling effeciency over a span of temps. and driving conditions.
 

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Freak, have you changed your stat ? with my 170deg stat my water temp runs 178/183
cruising down the Tpk.at 70/75mph
 

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Freak, have you changed your stat ? with my 170deg stat my water temp runs 178/183
cruising down the Tpk.at 70/75mph
TurboAl......r u running the Stant #14077 stat?
 

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djb, yes, Stant 14077
 

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Thanks.
 

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E-Fan came today, way to go James, will install it after truck gets cam installed next week
along with trans cooler
 

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Nope, still stock stat. Been thinking of oicking up a bottle of water wetter to add to the system.
FWIW, I've tried water wetter in 2 vehicles.......ScanGauge showed zero, zip, nada difference in both.
 

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pulled the fan out to look at how it attaches to the truck. it's not very impressive
it doesn't look like it would cool a I-4 let alone a V8. the #1 fan 11" has a smaller motor
than the #2 fan 11". I wish they both had the bigger motor. I like overkill in a E-Fan
we will see how it works out in about 2 weeks. hope i am not disappointed with it.
 

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I thought SuperMods fan(s) were well north of 4000 CFM, no?
 
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