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Old 09-23-2004, 08:46   #1 (permalink)
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Is one 12 Inch thermo enough for a I6?

I just got my hands on a older style 12 inch Davis Craig thermo fan and am now wondering if I replaced the clutch fan with this thermo would it be able to keep my NC cool enough? All the underbonnet aircon stuff is long gone so I would think it would be a bit easier to keep cool?
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Re: Is one 12 Inch thermo enough for a I6?

Yes... Keep an eye on temp gadge on first couple of hot days...
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Re: Is one 12 Inch thermo enough for a I6?

Not real sure about this one. The factory fan is probably a larger diameter, and the shroud will have been designed for it. So I'm not sure whether a single fan will do the job. Make sure you still use a fan shroud as this will pull the air through the radiator most efficiently. Will probably take a fair bit of fiddling to fit the thermo though.

Just keep the old fan and clutch in case it doesn't work out - u can always change it back!
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E.L fans are $200 at pick and pay...
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Re: Is one 12 Inch thermo enough for a I6?

Maybe - you need a 10" and 12" , unless your cooling system is 100% clean and good then you can just get by with a 12" just.

the 12" will not let it overheat... but... it wont cool it down enough to ever switch off.

I run a 10" and a 12" in my EA, but I know my radiator should looked at.

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Re: Is one 12 Inch thermo enough for a I6?

Would a single 14" be enough for a 4.1l XF ?
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Re: Is one 12 Inch thermo enough for a I6?

yeah single 14" should be ok, assuming cooling system is in good nick, as it roughly same size as clutch fan, i would look to attach it to the existing shroud if possible for maximum cooling effect, or find a fan that fits nicely.
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Re: Is one 12 Inch thermo enough for a I6?

Yeah, I have no shroud at the moment though and the clutch fan cools fine?
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Re: Is one 12 Inch thermo enough for a I6?

then i expect the 14" should be fine, just confirm the diameter of the clutch fan.
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Re: Is one 12 Inch thermo enough for a I6?

Myself i'd always use the biggest fan you can fit. Better safe then sorry
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