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Old 02-21-2012, 11:19 PM
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do you have to manually switch on the fan or will it automatically turn on at a certain temp.
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^depends how you set it up. It is possible to have it switch operated, and it is also possible to have it operate by a preset coolant temperature via a fan controller. It all depends on how you wire it up. I've also seen people have a fan controller AND switch so they could turn it on whenever they want, and still have it come on automatically (if they forget to turn it on).
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good to know, thank you
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Yeah, as of today I wired the manual switch in so now it is both ways.
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keep an eye on the temp in the summer works great in the cool season but mine couldnt keep up in summer had to remove.
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Thanks, will do. I guess if I had too I could add the stock fan back on for the "hot" weather, then there would be 3 fans!
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If you have an electric fan that is properly sized then you shouldn't have any cooling issues. Just about every car anymore has electric fan(s) instead of mechanical, and they have less cooling problems than cars used to. Now there are other reasons for this as well, but my point is a properly designed cooling system (including the fan) will not allow you to overheat. Too big is always better than too small though. (that's what she said...)
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Not a sweat w/ my Mark VIII in Tucson 100-120+ temps. Cooling myself was another thing which is prob' why i did not drive the truck much during summer last year.
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I don't think the 183 should have a problem, it uses the Black Magic 180 extreme, one of their best fans.
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I know this is almost 2 months old but, 05ram did you do a 180 thermostat on top of the fan, or are you using the stock setup? also what controller are you using to run the fan? Im thinking of doing a Mark 8 lincoln fan with a Hayden controller. Any thoughts on this setup?
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