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Old 10-23-2003, 00:07   #1 (permalink)
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the temp gauge on my 5.0 usually sits at about 1/4. temp is fine on the hwy but around town heats up to about 3/4. I've just had the water pump replaced & the radiator flushed' could it be that i need to replace the thermostat ?
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The problem is most likely your fan clutch but a new thermostat is a cheap place to start. Check for play in the clutch shaft by grabbing one of the fan blades and moving it from front to back. If there's any slop in the clutch or obvious signs of it leaking, it's time to change it.
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Thanks BigBronco you were right on the money
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Thanks BigBronco you were right on the money
Don't know if you ahve thought about it, but its probably the same cost to convert to electric thermo fans as it is to replace the clutch. Keeps your engine much cooler and frees up quite a bit of power.
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Re: overheating probs

If you really wanted to, you could have a switch that bypasses the temp switch. That way, if it got too hot for your liking, you could flick the switch, send the fans on high, and keep it frosty cold.

However, I think this only works with Thermo fans!
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Don't know if you ahve thought about it, but its probably the same cost to convert to electric thermo fans as it is to replace the clutch. Keeps your engine much cooler and frees up quite a bit of power.
I've been thinking about doing that for a while but here in the states, an electric fan setup for my Bronco would run me over $300 and I just don't have that kind of change to throw around right now. The dual electric setup I was looking at is by Flex-A-Lite. It's a dual 13.5" setup that pulls up to 4600 cfm of air which is substantially more than stock. Oh well, winter is almost here anyway......maybe next year!
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