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Taurus fan

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by az84chevy, Jul 20, 2005.

  1. az84chevy

    az84chevy Registered Member

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    I am planning on installing a taurus fan on my truck and would like to know a few things. will it cause any problems if i install it in addition to the clutch fan?

    If i put power to both hi and low speeds on the taurus fan, is there and overide in the fan that will set it to 1 speed or the other?

    I have seen a few schematics of the setup of, but does anyone have one of a setup where you can manually turn it on (maybe only on high), and off and also have an automatic setting for the temp switch.

    Also any pictures of the setup installed in a k5.




    Thanks,

    Kevin
     
  2. stallion85

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    fatbob 1/2 ton status

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    I just put one in my project commando, and here is what I found.
    #1. The taurus fan is a PULLER fan so unless you have an extra 4 1/2 inches between your radiator and your clutch fan, it won't fit.
    #2. I have been told that if you put power to both High and Low, the fan will run at High speed.
    #3. I wired mine up to a 3-way toggle switch that is only active when the ign. is on. I plan on leaving it on low, but I can shut it off for quicker warmups and water crossings. And of course high is always available when needed.
    Good luck
    Bob
     
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    dyeager535 1 ton status Premium Member

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    Just FYI, fans on or off make no difference for warmup.

    Hey, my testing was actually useful! lol
     
  5. az84chevy

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    Yes i did look at the other threads, but those were the windstar fans. I wanted to have both the mechanical and electric fans for reliability. I knew that wouldn't work with the windstar fans but thought it might with the taurus fan.

    Good to know that when both are on, it''s on high. Thanks for the info, keep it coming if possible.
     
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    Sorry about that, I must have read over that part :crazy:
     
  7. az84chevy

    az84chevy Registered Member

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    no problem.
     
  8. R72K5

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    i have 86 or 87 taurus 3/0L fan assembly if anyone was interested for cheap and mail btw

    i dont use electric personally, i use solid fans, no clutch

    only way to go :D and a good shroud

    truck only goes up to 1/4 way over from left side of temp guage- and never anymore than that- even with the crazy 90s temps its been here

    same with my 88, its shrouded and straight fanned and stays cool as hell :D



    good luck
     

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