Hi guys, I need some advice/opinions. I just installed electric fans on my Chevelle, I'm running a 350HO GM Performance engine in it. The OEM thermostat is a 180 degree which I have in the engine. I contacted Spal technical support and they advised me to install a 205 degree on/190 degree off temperature switch. I ran the car yesterday for the first time and my mechanical gauge indicates the on temperature is just shy of 220 degrees which in my mind is too hot. For another opinion I called Be Cool today and they advised to install the 195 on switch and replace the thermostat with a 160 degree. Give some thought please
First off you have supplied very little info
- what year Chevelle ?
- what type/size of Rad and how many Rows of Tubes ??
.... Efans work best when there are only 2 Rows of 1.25" Tubes to Pull Air thru
- is there a Shroud with the SPAL Efans ?
- is there anything in Front of the Rad Core blocking/Restricting Air Flow
SPAL Efans are the best Efans on the Market IMHO
I have a SPAL Dual 11" Efans/Shroud on my Small(16" Hi x 24" W) 67 Alum Rad with a 160* Thermostat
and the Temp Sender & one Efan Sensor( set at 170*) near the Thermostat Housing
plus the other Efan on a Toggle Switch if I need to turn it ON
and only a Trans Cooler in Front of the Rad that is located 3" Away from the Core and down Low
BBC Engine Runs 170 to 190* on the Hwy with one Efan ON or in the City Traffic with the 2nd Efan ON
plus Back to Back to Back Runs down the 1/4 Mile Track