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Old April 11th, 2006, 11:35 PM   #1
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Default Ford Taurus Fans really BLOW

I just picked up a Ford Taurus (92-95ish /w3.8l) 2 speed electric fan from Parts Galore(sp) on 8 mile. Price was only $25 with a warranty, did not even have to pull seem every one of those cars there had the Rad allready pulled. I found one in the trunk of the car. Tested it when I got home and WOW these thing really pull some air. They are a little thick probably about 4" or so. I had allready cut the core support on each side of my rad. and moved it foward about 2" to run a Proform 2800cfm fan (same as a Black Magic).
They do draw a prett heavy amp load
Was told Continuos is around 30
and start up as much as 60-75 so a heavy duty relay will be needed.

I check out the current tomorrow to see exactly what it is.
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Old April 12th, 2006, 02:34 PM   #2
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I check out the current tomorrow to see exactly what it is.
Really, I would like to know how you are going to do that.
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Old April 12th, 2006, 03:07 PM   #3
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I was a bit curious, too.

Myself, I have access to plenty of current shunts at work, so if I get a taurus fan, which I was planning on doing, I'll check it sometime.

My flukes only go to 10A, IIRC...

Current clamp?
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Old April 12th, 2006, 03:55 PM   #4
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Current clamp?

That's my guess as well...I'd like to pick me up one of those for things like this....it's one of those "wish I had that" thing that you seem to need at the least expected times
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Old April 12th, 2006, 03:57 PM   #5
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Well most meters will read up to 20 amps of DC current through the meter, otherwise they use a strange 2 wire dc clamp, (all the ones ive seen anyways) that measures both + and -. The fan setup ive got had 2 hots going to it, one for low speed and one for high, neither of which draw more than 16 amps.
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I have a clamp on DC amp probe to use with my FLuke meter. Good to 400amps
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Old April 12th, 2006, 04:04 PM   #7
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Heres the model I have. so yeah I can check it


http://www.thetoolwarehouse.net/shop/FLU-I410.html
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Well most meters will read up to 20 amps of DC current through the meter, otherwise they use a strange 2 wire dc clamp, (all the ones ive seen anyways) that measures both + and -. The fan setup ive got had 2 hots going to it, one for low speed and one for high, neither of which draw more than 16 amps.

Most meters are fused at 10amps
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Old April 12th, 2006, 08:24 PM   #9
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High speed was around 25amps running and peaked around 55
low speed was around 10 and peaked around 20ish
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Yes the Tarus's with the 3.8 have a SWEET electric fan in them... push some serious CFM !! This is why a lot of guys run them..
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High speed was around 25amps running and peaked around 55
low speed was around 10 and peaked around 20ish
Sounds about right for current.

I wish I would have taken a fan when I worked at Valeo... we made many of the electric fans out there.
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