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Derale 16" Tornado Electric Fan - 2,175 CFM

Derale 16" Tornado Electric Fan - 2,175 CFM

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Derale 16" Tornado Electric Fan - 2,175 CFM Tornado Fan D16516
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16-3/4" Wide x 15-1/2" tall x 3-7/8" deep, efficient, reliable tornado fan Improves gas mileage and boosts overall performance by maintaining proper airflow to your vehicle's radiator. Includes toggle switch for manual control. Lowest Prices for the best radiator fans from Derale. Derale 16" Tornado Electric Fan - 2,175 CFM part number D16516 can be ordered online at or call 1-800-940-8924 for expert service.
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Derale Radiator Fans - D16516

  • 2175 CFM
  • 16 Inch Diameter
  • Electric Fans
  • Tornado Fan
  • Derale

16-3/4" Wide x 15-1/2" tall x 3-7/8" deep, efficient, reliable tornado fan Improves gas mileage and boosts overall performance by maintaining proper airflow to your vehicle's radiator. Includes toggle switch for manual control.


  • Increases fuel economy
  • Improves overall performance
  • Has patented, ultra-quiet, skewed-blade design
  • Can be mounted on either side of the radiator, as pusher or puller, with no loss of airflow
  • Includes mounting kit, lighted toggle switch and necessary wiring
  • Made in USA


  • Overall dimensions: 16-3/4" wide x 15-3/4" tall x 4-1/8" deep
  • Fan dimensions: 16" diameter x 1-3/4" deep
  • Mounting dimensions: 13-3/4" wide x 9-3/4" tall
  • Maximum cubic feet per minute: 2,175
  • Power draw: 18.4 amps
  • 1-Year warranty

Whereas belt-driven fans use up power from the engine to turn, electric fans do not, thus removing any unnecessary load and increasing both fuel economy and horsepower. In addition, you do not have to worry about an electric fan's slowing down at low RPM, as many belt-driven fans do, so you are guaranteed sufficient airflow regardless of the vehicle speed.

Before purchasing an electric fan, be sure to determine the CFM (cubic feet per minute) requirements for your engine. And remember, engines that have been modified or vehicles often used for towing may require additional CFM. There is no limit to the number of fans you can install, as long they all fit appropriately and are mounted on the same side of your radiator so that they do not cancel each other out.

Two types of turn-on sources are available for this fan. The Derale Lighted On/Off Switch for Electric Fans (D16740) allows for manual control of your fan so that you can choose when to turn it on and off. Thermostatic controls, on the other hand, send a signal to the fan, directing it to shut off when fluid temperatures reach an appropriate level, thus saving power. Once the temperature climbs again and additional cooling is needed, the fan is automatically turned back on. Thermostat switches can be single-stage with pre-set temperatures - D16735, D16738, D16739, D16720 and D16721 - or adjustable - D16778 and D16779.


16516 Derale Electric Tornado Fan Kit

Installation Details D16516 Installation instructions


See what our Experts say about this Derale Radiator Fans

  • Does The Derale 16 Inch Tornado Electric Fan # D16516 Include a Thermostatic Control
    You will be able to add a thermostatic control to the Derale 16 Inch Tornado Electric Fan # D16516, but it does not come included. I would recommend the Derale Thermostat Fan Control, part # D16735, which will turn the fan on at 180 degrees. This thermostat kit will work with the Derale Tornado Electric Fan # D16516. This Derale Fan is rated at 2,175 Cubic Feet Per Minute (CFM), and would be good for a 4 or 6 cylinder motor. I have linked an FAQ on electric fans that includes a chart...
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  • What Radiator Fan Will Work To Replace Belt Driven Fan On 1993 Olds Bravada 4.3L
    For your 1993 Olds Bravada with a 4.3L V6, you will want to use a fan that is rated for 1,600 to 2,000 cubic feet per minute. If you are going to be using the vehicle for towing, the higher rated fan is recommended for additional airflow. There is no custom fit electric radiator fan for your vehicle, so you will need to measure what diameter fan will fit on your radiator. The dimensions for our electric fans are listed in the specifications on our website. If you have room for a 17 inch...
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