Chasing down oil leaks...
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: nearly Kingaroy, Qld.
Re: Engine fans - 5 blade vs 10 blade
Just tossing up my options at the moment..
I asked a question about the difference between the two fan types. I know the benefits of thermofans and the disadvantages from the 100+ other threads on em. I didn't want any info on thermofans because then it will just hijack the thread and people lose focus. Thats just my reasoning.
My current thoughts are:
Clutch fans - they are noisier, but do a good job cooling, reasonably reliable, not dependant on electrics, physically easy to swap.
Thermofans - needs wiring for which I am not good at, for new parts they are more expensive, place more draw on electrics (which on an old EA tend to have electrical gremlins), also do a good job cooling if set up at the right temps, quiet, physically not hard to install.
I do a lot of nightime country driving, and the possibility of 2nd hand thermofans failing 100kms from a town at 10pm to me is a bit worriesome..
1988 EA Falcon Pearl Green
Head gasket replacement count - 1