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Old 11-24-2004, 02:40   #1 (permalink)
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Twin Thermals

Removed stock fan from my 78 ZH fairlane & fitted 16" Ice Thermal fan (pushing thru radiator). No drama yet, i.e. doesnt overheat, but see bigger temperature variation in traffic and low speed driving ( 160 deg high flow thermostat, high flow water pump, new 3 core rad.), and summers a commin.
Believe twin thermals from AU may be a better bet. Anyone know if these fit ZH's on engine side? will additional cowling be required?
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From looking at my Zed's bay and seeing how neatly a set of AU thermo's can fit an XB, i'd say there's be plenty of room. I'll give it a go when funds permit.
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From looking at my Zed's bay and seeing how neatly a set of AU thermo's can fit an XB, i'd say there's be plenty of room. I'll give it a go when funds permit.
I've just gone through the process of putting AU fans on a XC(? might be an XD rad, but was in an XC at some point) and they almost fit like they were made for it.... they're exactly the right width for the core, you just need to knock the mounting lugs off the fan shroud and clearance a little for the upper radiator hose, screw the upper part of the shroud to the radiator structural piece and bobs your uncle. :D

Yes, that set fit in Blue Raven's XB rather nicely if I do say so myself....

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Dont buy second hand ones because the brushes will probably be rooted. You can tell they are if there is a lot of dust coming out of the motors. A guy on E Bay was selling lots of them from Taxis and the brushes were all but gone.
ICE 16" thermo is a pisser, the blades are tiny narrow. You said you put it as a pusher (in front of the radiator) and took the stock fan off, doesnt make sense. You only take the fan off to make room for the thermo.
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[QUOTE=xcgxl]Dont buy second hand ones because the brushes will probably be rooted. You can tell they are if there is a lot of dust coming out of the motors. A guy on E Bay was selling lots of them from Taxis and the brushes were all but gone.
ICE 16" thermo is a pisser, the blades are tiny narrow. You said you put it as a pusher (in front of the radiator) and took the stock fan off, doesnt make sense. You only take the fan off to make room for the thermo.[/QUOTE

Fitted the thermal in front of rad. so I could refit stock fan in case thermal not up to task, or run both to boost cooling with thermal in traffic.
But no doubt, stock fan moves more air than thermal, even at idle, I'll junk it.
Found some listed on "American Auto Parts" for $240 new, I'll try em.
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I have EL twin's on mine, and i can sit in traffic with Air con on and not even go over 1/2 gauge on a 40degree day.....
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i have a ba ones on my xd they work great as well i was told that pull through are better than push through
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i have a ba ones on my xd they work great as well i was told that pull through are better than push through
Was forced to refit stock engine fan, ICE thermal couldnt hack it on a hot day ( not much better on a cool day either-they really are crap ), have ordered twim AU's, which should do the trick. Nothing wrong with stock engine fan though, just dont like all that wasted energy to spin it at high revs. Might even leave the crap ICE fan on (push) when I fit the twin AU's, just to see the affect of a "menage a trois"
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Was forced to refit stock engine fan, ICE thermal couldnt hack it on a hot day ( not much better on a cool day either-they really are crap ), have ordered twim AU's, which should do the trick. Nothing wrong with stock engine fan though, just dont like all that wasted energy to spin it at high revs. Might even leave the crap ICE fan on (push) when I fit the twin AU's, just to see the affect of a "menage a trois"
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What price did you get the AU fans for? Are they genuine or aftermarket??
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What price did you get the AU fans for? Are they genuine or aftermarket??
Not sure, ordered over the net from
https://www.americanautos.com.au/secure.html
$240 + ship, hope the're af/mkt ( usually better than orig ), but either will be good
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