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Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Chevy305, Jun 5, 2006.

  1. Chevy305

    Chevy305 6 Lug 14bsf Status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Right now I have a Flex-a-Light flex fan on my engine and I accidently dropped my timing light in it and bent all the blades to hell. :crazy: Timing light is ok though.

    I am on a budget so I couldn't afford duel giant electric fans. So what are my options? What do you recomend?

    BTW - The flex fan has cooled my engine just fine even without a shroud.
     
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    If the flex fan has been working for you, I'd just get another one. They're what $30?
     
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    Depends on cost. Is it cheaper to buy another flex a lite fan? I picked up 2 14" fams at the parts store and ran them with a interrupt switch in case the motor got hotter than what I liked. Cost was about 100 bucks or so total. That included fans, thermostat, switch solenoid and wiring.

    All depends on personal preferance and cost analysis.
     
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    just keep em out of the water.
     
  5. Chevy305

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    just what exactly happens when a mechanical fan hits water? People have been telling me its bad, but how bad?
     
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    the fan flexes so much it can easily move a few inches.........yep I lived it years ago........right into the brand new radiator......now it has a couple tubes pinched off and soddered. Just watch it flex when you rev the engine. Imagine water for it to grab ahold of. kinda like a boat prop now, except it has no rigidity to keep it from carving into the water.
     
  7. Chevy305

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    how close is your fan from your radiator? Becuase mine has a good 5in.
     

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