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  • Is the Flex-a-lite Fan Spacer Kit Required on a 289 Windsor Ford Engine
  • The 14" Belt Driven Radiator Flex Fan part FLX1314 is a universal belt driven puller fan that is designed to work on a variety of applications. As long as the bolt pattern on your water pump has 4 bolt holes ranging from 1-5/8" - 2-1/8" apart, the above fan should work for you. Unfortunately, there would be no way for me to tell if your application would require a spacer or not. You would need to visually inspect how far out the water pump pulley extends and compare that distance to...
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  • How to Remove the Motor Shaft from a Flex-a-Lite Fan to Replace the Motor
  • I spoke with Flex-a-lite about this and the way they suggest to remove the motor shaft from a fan like # FLX10824 is to wrap your fingers around on the other side of the blades and keep your thumbs on the front side and work it out bit by bit. If this doesn't work another suggestion is to take a small file and lightly file into the grove on top of the motor shaft. There is sometimes a bur inside that grove that you can lightly file away. If you're replacing the motor use # FLX30178...
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  • How Are Coolant Lines Run When Installing Transmission Cooler
  • I have attached a drawing that shows how the transmission cooler lines are routed. You have a line that runs from the transmission and sends the hot fluid to the radiator. There is anoth er line that runs from the radiator after it is cooled back to the transmission. When you install a summplemental cooler like part # FLX4118-6 you use the line that normally runs back to the transmission from the radiator and route it to the new cooler. You then run a line from the new cooler back...
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  • Will Converting Dodge Dakota to Electric Fan Increase Fuel Mileage
  • Electric fans do improve fuel mileage and power since they allow the accessory belt drive to turn with less resistance. I did the same conversion on an older Camaro years ago and it cooled better, improved mileage, and power. You'll have to measure your current shroud to determine what the best fan setup would be. The Flex-a-lite 15" Black Magic Xtreme Electric Radiator Fan with Shroud # FLX180 measures 21-1/2" wide x 17-1/2" tall x 4-3/16" deep and can pull 3,300 CFM so it would be a great...
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  • Availability of an Auxiliary Electric Fan That Will Provide Efficient Cooling on a Class C Coach
  • The actual CFM rating that you will need to properly cool you radiator, engine, and other cooling components is relative to your driving situations and habits. The general answer is the higher the CFM then more air will be pushed through the system. Typically, a big block V8 will need 3,400 to 4,500 CFMs to operate efficiently. However, this could be higher depending towing and driving situations. Since your Ford has a V10 engine, I suggest looking at fans with 5,000 CFM and higher to...
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  • Electric Fan and Shroud Recommendation for Radiator that Measures 17 by 22 inches
  • The Flex a Lite Fan with Shroud part # FLX180 matches the dimensions of your radiator pretty close at 21-1/2" wide x 17-1/2" tall and can be used as a pusher fan so it would be your best option. It also can flow 3,300 CFM so your engine will be kept very cool.
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  • 2100 CFM Derale Electric Cooling Fan
  • I contacted TPI Corporation in Tennessee for information about the fan part 20-3114 and I was advised that this item is not one of their valid part numbers. However, we do have a Derale fan that might work well for you, their 2-Speed 2100-CFM High Output 14-Inch electric fan # D18214 which fits your available space dimensions. All fans appear on the linked page and dimensions are provided in the specs to help you select your best option.
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  • 1994 Chevrolet K1599 5.7L Electric Fan Conversion Recommendation
  • Electric fans do improve fuel mileage and power since they allow the accessory belt drive to turn with less resistance. I did the same conversion on an older Camaro years ago and it cooled better, improved mileage, and power. You'll have to measure your current shroud to determine what the best fan setup would be. The Flex-a-lite 15" Black Magic Xtreme Electric Radiator Fan with Shroud # FLX180 measures 21-1/2" wide x 17-1/2" tall x 4-3/16" deep and can pull 3,300 CFM so it would be a great...
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  • Transmission Cooler and Temperature Sensor for 2014 Kia Soul
  • For your 2014 Kia Soul we have the Derale Transmission Cooler part # D13503 which is a fit and would work well for your vehicle. If you wanted a remote mount with a built in fan the part # FLX700032 like what you referenced would be what you'd want. For a transmission fluid gauge the easiest solution will be an Edge Insight Display part # EP84030 installs by plugging into the OBDII port under your dash and taps into the computer of the vehicle and will show you the temperature of the transmission...
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  • What is the Temperature Range for Flex-a-lite Temperature Sensor Item # FLX33011
  • The operating temperature for the Flex-a-lite Temperature Sensor Item # FLX33011 is adjustable. The range is 180 degrees to 240 degrees Fahrenheit. The rod that is on the top turns to adjust the temperature at which the fan will turn on. So if you have it set to the lowest setting it will kick the fan on at 180 degrees.
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  • What Gauge Wire is Used on the Flex-a-lite 40 Amp Fuse Holder Part # FLX30357K
  • The Flex-a-lite 40 Amp Fuse Holder part # FLX30357K uses a 10 AWG wire and yes, the 40 amp fuse included with the kit can be replaced with a 30 amp fuse. However, you will need to purchase the 30 amp fuse separately as we do not sell them. The fuse holder also comes with a butt connector and ring terminal. I have attached a review video of the fuse holder for you as well.
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  • Comparing CFM Output of Stock Electric Fan in 2011 Ford Escape V6 and Flex-a-lite Electric Fans
  • I did a little research and it looks like the stock fan in a 2011 Ford Escape is 500 to 650 cubic feet per minute. Flex-a-lite fan # FLX412 puts out 2,500 cubic feet per minute but draws much more power, 22 amps. The electric fans we sell are universal items so you have to go by the dimensions of the item and compare that to the available space in the vehicle's engine compartment. Keep in mind this is a puller fan meaning that it goes between the radiator and motor and pulls air through...
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  • Electric Fan Recommendation for 2001 Chevy 2500HD with 6.0L V8 Gas Engine
  • For a truck with as big of an engine as your 2001 Chevy Silverado with a 6.0 liter engine that is going to be towing a trailer you'd want to go with a fan setup that pulls more CFM than the # FLX116 which moves 2,215 CFM. That's basically the bare minimum CFM recommended for a small block V8 so for your truck with a larger small block that's towing you'd want more like 3,000 CFM like the Flex a Lite # FLX180.
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  • Could Flex-a-lite Mojave Vehicle Heater # FLX640 Fit a 2012 Polaris Ranger 500
  • The Flex-a-lite Mojave Vehicle Heater # FLX640 is designed for UTVs and smaller applications like what you have but it was not custom fit for your 2012 Polaris Ranger 500. It is possible for you to install this and have it work well but it would take a bit of creativity as it's not a direct fit. I attached a review video for this heater for you to check out as well.
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  • Recommended Transmission Cooler for 2012 Ford F-150 XLT 5.0L
  • Unfortunately we don't have the transmission cooler that fits your factory brackets. My recommendation for your transmission cooler is the Flex-a-lite Translife Transmission Cooler - Tube and Fin # FLX400130. You can use the Derale Universal Bendable Metal Mount Kit # D13002 to utilize your factory bracket to mount this cooler. I've attached a photo of a similar install but the cooler does come with the strips to allow mounting to your radiator so you don't need the factory mount if...
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  • Amperage Draw/BTU Rating/Effect on Vehicle Installed for Flexalite Mohave Vehicle Heater # FLX640
  • The heat output of the Flexalite Mohave Vehicle Heater # FLX640 is 12,000 BTU and the amperage draw is 6 amps. This will actually help your Polaris's engine to run cooler. What this will end up doing is basically acting like a second, smaller radiator. The hot coolant that runs through it will be slightly cooled after running through it. Heaters like this basically act exactly like a small radiator except the wind drawn through the element is directed at you instead of on the engine.
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  • Recommendation for 16 Inch Reversible Electric Radiator Fan with Thermostat
  • For a 16 inch electric fan that comes with a thermostat you can use # D16316. It can also be mounted as a pusher or puller. If you want to go with the Flex-a-lite fan you can add the Flex-a-lite Adjustable Temperature Controller for Electric Fan Item # FLX31149. I have linked a video review of this part for you.
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  • Can you Sandwich Cooling Fans Between Coolers
  • As long as the Flex-a-lite Dual 15" S-Blade Electric Radiator Fans with Shroud Assembly part # FLX293 was mounted in front of the radiator and transmission cooler in a way that pulled air through the fan into the coolers than you would not need to remove the factory clutch and radiator fans as both the factory cooling fans are set to pull air into the coolers. However, if the Flex-a-lite Dual 15" S-Blade Electric Radiator Fan was mounted in front of the radiator and transmission coolers...
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  • Can an Electric Radiator Fan be Installed in a 2008 Chevy Express 3500
  • First, you will need to determine if you can fit a puller style electric fan such as # FLX264 between the radiator and the motor. A puller fan like this sits behind the vehicle radiator and pulls air through. You would need to have greater than 4-1/2 inches of depth for this fan to fit. It is also 27 inches across and 29 inches tall. Provided you have the space you can use it on your 2008 Chevy Express 3500. If there isn't enough space behind the radiator you could mount a pusher fan...
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  • Which Voltage of 40a Fuse is Needed for the Trailer Connector Battery Power on the 2008 GMC Sierra
  • The 40a J-Case fuse you need for the 68 fuse slot for the trailer connector battery power on your 2008 GMC Sierra 1500 Z71 is 32 volts. The 58 volt fuse is only needed if you are using two batteries.
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  • Best Solution for Lowering Vehicle Temperatures When Towing
  • The added stress from trailer towing usually shows up as an increased transmission temperature. I am not sure if the gauge you're referring to is displaying engine coolant temperature or if you have one that shows transmission temperature. We do offer Derale Class III transmission cooler # D12903 for your 5.3L Yukon XL which measures a generous 15-1/4 x 7-1/2. This can be mounted in front of your AC condenser to provide supplemental transmission cooling after the OEM cooler in the radiator...
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  • Which is Better for Cooling Transmission Temperatures Supplemental Cooler or Fan
  • A supplemental transmission cooler like the Derale part # D13503 that you have would do a better job keeping the transmission fluid temperature down over adding a pusher fan to your current setup. Pusher fans aren't quite as efficient as puller fans and at highway speeds sometimes actually interfere with airflow since the wind comes in much harder.
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  • Troubleshooting Trailer Wiring that Keeps Blowing Fuse on Truck
  • If you know what circuit on the trailer is causing the fuse to blow on your truck, then you can install the Flex-a-lite 40 Amp Fuse Holder # FLX30357K inline with that circuit wire. With that being said, this won't really fix the issue, as you will still continue to blow the fuse until the short on the trailer wiring is located and repaired. If you have isolated the issue to the trailer side, I recommend closely inspecting the wiring for any damaged or exposed areas. Check the wiring...
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  • Flex-a-lite Electric Fan with Variable Speed Controller for a 2007 Ford F-150
  • The first thing you will want to check is if there is space where you want to put the Flex-a-lite Dual 15" S-Blade Electric Radiator Fans with Shroud Assembly - 6,000 CFM Item # FLX293. This model is 31-7/8" wide x 17" tall x 4-1/2" deep overall so as long as you have space for this fan it can be installed. Space is probably the biggest issue. Everything else will be pretty easy. You should not have to buy anything else. It is possible that, if something is in the way of an otherwise...
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  • How to Change Flex-a-lite 16 Inch Trimline Reversible Electric Radiator Fan from Pusher to Puller
  • The Flex-a-lite 16 Inch Trimline Reversible Electric Radiator Fan # FLX11624 referenced in your question can be either a pusher or a puller, depending on how it is wired. To use the fan as a pusher, the black wire will be the positive/power wire while the blue or red wire is the negative/ground wire. You will also need to remove the fan blade, flip it over, and re-fit to the shaft. For a puller fan, the blue or red wire is positive while the black wire is negative. The fan blade...
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  • Will The Flex-a-lite Direct Fit Dual Electric Radiator Fan Fit A 2003 GMC Sierra Dually With 6.6L
  • The Flex-a-lite Direct Fit Dual Electric Radiator Fan with Shroud - Adjustable Thermostat Controller # FLX264 is not vehicle specific, so it will fit your 2003 GMC Sierra Dually as long as you can accomodate the size and power needed. This radiator fan is 27 inches wide x 29 inches tall x 4-1/2 inches deep. It draws 36 amps and requires a 50 amp fuse. It is rated for 5,500 CFM. We unfortunately don't have any transmission pan coolers to fit your 6.6L diesel with an A1000 transmission....
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  • Availability of Derale Auxiliary Electric Fans for 1998 Jeep Cherokee
  • For a 12-inch Derale fan with a thermostatic controller included you might consider their Dyno-Cool Straight-Blade Electric Fan kit # D16312. This low-profile design moves 750-CFM and draws 9-amps maximum. For a higher-output model you can review the linked page that shows all Derale fans. You can sort the products shown based on size, CFM capacity and blade type by clicking on the included links.
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  • Can the Flex-a-lite 1000 Airmover Multipurpose Fan # FLXCFM1000 be Used to Replace an AC Unit
  • I think that all depends on how cold you are needing your flower cooler to be. The Flex-a-lite 1000 Airmover Multipurpose Fan # FLXCFM1000 has an airflow of 900 cubic feet per minute which is where the cooling effect comes into play. It doesn't have any adjustment options to regulate the temperature or airflow as it only has an on/off switch. This unit cannot necessarily replace an AC unit but it does provide significant airflow that will help keep things cool. We do have some...
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  • Will Flex A Lite Radiator Fan # FLX293 Fit a 2003 Jeep Wrangler
  • The Flex A Lite Radiator fan setup part # FLX293 doesn't have specific fit information so you would need to compare it's dimensions to your radiator and available space for a fan. This fan setup is 31-7/8" wide x 17" tall x 4-1/2" deep. If you have room for it, and it matches closely to your radiator it would be a great setup.
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