Re: Thoughts on Mechanical Fan Please
Back in the days when I would hang out at my friendís bodyshop after work every day, his wife had a V6 Camry wagon and we were fixing the AC. When it came on, this fan moved a ton of air. I bought two at a parts store.
Also kicking around the shop was a Nissan of some kind and I discovered the fan shroud fit our big old radiators pretty nicely. As I recall, I had the round discs made to adapt the fans to the shroud. Itís how we did things back then when the aftermarket was pretty thin.
All worked well and I still use it today, half speed for low and full speed for high, triggered by the Fitech LS ECM. Each fan draws just over 20 amps at full speed.
The Toyota fan is from a 1988~1992 Camry 2.5 V6 car, it looks to be part number TO3113101.
The Nissan shroud is anybodies guess, I have no clue.
My point was that in my experience, fans with wide blades seem to move a lot of air. I also know big amperage draw = big CFM. How much CFM are my fans? I have no clue but they do the job.
If I needed this today, the aftermarket is flush with options, Iíd look for a shroud that completely covers the radiator, holds the largest fans possible and then choose fans that fit and have the highest CFM flow. I know this would be at least $400.00. I'm a frugal man (read: not loaded) and what I have works so I see no need to change it.
How may I help you?
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