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**DONOTDELETE**
10-05-2001, 12:14 AM
I have seen people say to take out the mechanical fan and put in an electric fan. So my question is does anybody have any recommendations on what Electric fan to go with? How about place to buy it? And what type of price range are these normally? TIA

Tim '95 SE

ThanatosZ
10-05-2001, 03:39 AM
Hey how's it going, well I don't have a 240 but I may be of some help. I'm doing an electric fan setup on my 1990 300zx.. Im going with the flex-a-lite 210w/adj thermostat(dual 12" fans). here's a link to an application chart that may help,( http://www.flex-a-lite.com/auto/Application%20Guide/nissan.htm ) you can get the fans at www.jegs.com (http://www.jegs.com) or www.summitracing.com (http://www.summitracing.com) for great prices. if you have any other questions just email me at ThomasHarless@hotmail.com

lateZ,
ThanatosZ

orion
10-05-2001, 06:06 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial[/img]quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by 240fluke:
I have seen people say to take out the mechanical fan and put in an electric fan...And what type of price range are these normally?<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Tim - It can be had for free. Checkout the install from 240sx.org: http://www.240sx.org/links/installs/efans/index.html

I did it, but also added a switch so that when on the highway I could turn it off...no sense drawing extra current when you've got enough airflow.

Good luck - Brian

nismos13silvia
10-05-2001, 07:12 AM
www.summitracing.com (http://www.summitracing.com) is a good place to get electric fans from. For a standard summit fan, about $50. But for a little more, you can get a perma cool fan. More CFM then the standard fans.

I went with 2 12" perma cools, works great!!!

gforce240sx
10-05-2001, 07:58 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial[/img]quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by 240fluke:
So my question is does anybody have any recommendations on what Electric fan to go with? How about place to buy it? And what type of price range are these normally? TIA

Tim '95 SE <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

If you want to save money, go to a junkyard and pick up a used fan off some domestic (I got mines from a Buick). Hook it up to where your stock electric fan was plug in and you're done. Cost me nothing but about 1-2 hours of work. Fan turns on at 212F and stays on when my A/C is on. Never had a overheating problem on 90+ days with my A/C on driving in traffic.

Danny.

**DONOTDELETE**
10-05-2001, 08:16 AM
Electric fans off an Altima may work well. The radiator is a similar size since it has the same engine, and there are 2 fans attached to the radiator. That would be good for a factory look. I haven't measured them so I am not sure of how they would fit. The older Stanza fans are too wide to fit without modifications.

Dennis

**DONOTDELETE**
10-05-2001, 09:26 AM
i want to remove the clutch fan pretty badly, i am only concerned about the 100+ degree weather in the summer. anybody have any problems overheating in the hot weather?

PSI240SX
10-05-2001, 10:33 AM
Not saying it will work for everyone, just stating from my own personal experience that I removed my belt fan and only use my A/C condenser fan to cool the engine as well. The car has not had the belt fan on it since it was new in 96. I have it hooked to my turbo timer so it runs all the time.

**DONOTDELETE**
10-05-2001, 01:16 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial[/img]quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by 240fluke:
How about companies? Perma Cool seems pretty good how about any others?<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

I'm just going to give you more options to add to your confusion http://www.freshalloy.com/ .

There's also Flex-A-Lite ( http://www.flex-a-lite.com/ ) and Spal ( http://www.spal.com/automotive/english/oem_assiali.htm ) . Of course Fluidyne ( http://www.fluidyne.com/ ) also has electric cooling fans.

OP240SX
10-05-2001, 11:30 PM
I'm thinking of getting an electric fan with an adjustable thermostat. What would be a good temperature to set the fan to come on?

Thanks.

**DONOTDELETE**
10-05-2001, 11:58 PM
Okay after checking out Summit Racing, now I am confused. What size would be a good size fan to go with? 10 inch? 12 inch? how about the dimensions of the fan (since they have so many different dimensions on there stuff what kind of fan dimensions would work? How about companies? Perma Cool seems pretty good how about any others?

Tim '95 SE

Azzurro
10-06-2001, 01:01 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial[/img]quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by ThanatosZ:
Hey how's it going, well I don't have a 240 but I may be of some help. I'm doing an electric fan setup on my 1990 300zx.. Im going with the flex-a-lite 210w/adj thermostat(dual 12" fans).
lateZ,
ThanatosZ<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

I'm running the exact fan on my SR powered 240SX. They are awesome http://www.freshalloy.com/ http://www.freshalloy.com/ http://www.freshalloy.com/ http://www.freshalloy.com/

robkris8079
10-06-2001, 10:59 PM
how much does the flex-a-lite dual 12' fans cost?

nismos13silvia
10-07-2001, 08:41 AM
Go and measure your radiator core. Then you'll know what size to get.

Can go with 2 small fans or just 1 big fan. You can mount in front or behind the radiator.

Most electric fans are push or pull. You can wire them up either way. Easy stuff.

**DONOTDELETE**
10-07-2001, 09:13 AM
My 95 240sx runs aprox 183 degrees all the time. It jumps to 187, or down to 178, but right around 180 is where it stays. Im not sure where to set the thermostat too, but your target goal would be for the car to stay in the 180 degree range.

**DONOTDELETE**
10-07-2001, 09:15 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial[/img]quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by orion:
Tim - It can be had for free. Checkout the install from 240sx.org: http://www.240sx.org/links/installs/efans/index.html

I did it, but also added a switch so that when on the highway I could turn it off...no sense drawing extra current when you've got enough airflow.

Good luck - Brian<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>


And your car doesnt overheat when using the A/C in traffic? My old sentra had the 2 factory fan setup. One fan stays on most the time, the other is the thermostat/ a/c fan. The a/c started going bad (spinning slower) and the car would begin to overheat with the a/c on at idle. So you're telling me with one smaller eletric fan you can keep the car running cool?

HyperTek
10-07-2001, 03:49 PM
hey, my homie is parting his 95 and if i take the a/c electric fan and team it up with my a/c fan, will that be enough/ reliable???

orion
10-07-2001, 08:01 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial[/img]quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by TheLadiesMan:
And your car doesnt overheat when using the A/C in traffic?
...So you're telling me with one smaller eletric fan you can keep the car running cool?<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

I've had the clutch fan out since March, with the e-fan only being run by the stock thermostat switch (100C or 212F) with no issues all summer...

But I began to get worried I may due a little damage or lose performance by running in the 210F range all the time so 2 weeks ago I wired in a switch so I have the option to keep it on all the time (in town) or leave it thermostat controlled (highway)...I also added some Redline Water Wetter...can't really tell if that helped, but like I said, I had no problems before.

Later - Brian

orion
10-07-2001, 08:08 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial[/img]quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Tekryder:
hey, my homie is parting his 95 and if i take the a/c electric fan and team it up with my a/c fan, will that be enough/ reliable???<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

I dont think it will fit...and you can't reverse it to be used as a "push" fan either - the blades are really ineffiecient when spinning backwards...
I only know b/c I have an extra fan and I tried... http://www.freshalloy.com/

I'd do the 240sx.org install and see how it does...

Later - Brian

StanBo
08-15-2002, 06:22 PM
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I went with 2 12" perma cools, works great!!!


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How did you set them up. One on either side of the radiator?

Super13
08-15-2002, 08:58 PM
summit sells an adjustable thermostat + wiring for 50$, for the permacool fans, is that a good price &lt;i dont think so&gt; is there much to it?

**DONOTDELETE**
08-15-2002, 10:45 PM
FAL all the way, 2 12"!!

DuffMan
08-16-2002, 01:46 AM
I put in the electric fan from a 3.5 mid 90's chrysler concorde. Fits decently, and seems to flow a lot of air, cuz its a relatively big FWD engine.