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[FOUND] LF: Electrical Rad Fan

Postby Ninja0n3 on Wed Mar 09, 2011 1:55 pm

Hello,

I'm looking for an electrical radiator fan (whatever might fit the S14 without too much work) as well as thermal switches.
If anyone has or knows where I could get this, let me know.

Thanks!
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Re: LF: Electrical Rad Fan

Postby Nismo on Sat Mar 12, 2011 4:41 pm

These are the fans I am using:
http://www.flex-a-lite.com/auto/html/compact.html
They can be had at pretty much any of the local shops here in town that deal with Keystone Automotive. People like Pearl Auto Care, KVR, etc. Price was 500 bucks back in the day when the dollar was exchanging at 67 cents USD. I would expect with the advances we've made and the change in market its easily half that price today. This seems to be the trend with most of the parts now compared to back then.

This is the fan controller i am using:
http://diftech.com/dif-thermostatic-dua ... ion-d.html
Very clean install, works like a charm. No pissing around with temp probes and coolant leaks and collars etc. Simple, to the point, and works every time. Plus independent fan controlling as well. Bought mine from Wayne at Phase2. Great people to deal with, 240sx lovers and best online price I could find at the time.
http://www.phase2motortrend.com/coolingothers.html

Good luck!
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Re: LF: Electrical Rad Fan

Postby Ninja0n3 on Sun Mar 13, 2011 12:23 am

Thanks a lot Alex, I didn't know where to start looking.
I'm definitely going to have a peak at those.

Did you get the 330 or the 340, and what is the difference?
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Re: LF: Electrical Rad Fan

Postby Nismo on Sun Mar 13, 2011 2:42 pm

I think they are both the same, one comes with a controller and one doesn't. If possible look for the one that doesn't come with the controller. The one they provide is not only very big and bulky compared to the DIF unit, but works with a thermocouple that you have to figure out how to get into the water stream. They way they want you to do it is kinda primitive, and if you ever plan to up the power it will not work well with your system.

Another option to explore is the altima fans. They too are similar to the flexalite fans (in the sense that they are shrouded electrical fans) however you'll need to find two of them. You'll also need to research which years had them (which is not hard, just google 240sx altima fans... loads of results will come up). I believe Shervin went that way and they are also a good and very affordable option.

But I can't say enough good things about that DIF fan controller. I have one, Shervin has one, Evan has one... they are really really nice and compact units. Independent fan control. Manual over-ride switch if you're at the track. The unit itself is only a 2" by 3" by 1" box so you can tuck it into any little corner. If you ever want to see it, just let me know... you're welcome to stop by my place.
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Re: LF: Electrical Rad Fan

Postby bartyb on Mon Mar 14, 2011 3:24 pm

I'm using dual altima fans on all my 240's. And you can buy a dual thermal switch (say 190 and 200 degrees) for less then 40$, to trigger the different speeds and/or fans, just hook up 2 led's to let you know the fan is on or not. Even nappa has those switches, just look in their catalogue, I think I ended up using an infiniti switch form nappa, but you can get then at many places. I'm even using the whole radiator&dual fan with an unmolested shroud on the coupe, the rad is more than twice the thickness than stock one, (it's also a bit wider and higher) so I needed to notch the frame rails just a thinny bit.
I think I have a couple of those fans in spare, but won't have access to it until summer. But you can get then at any scrap yard.

You can also hook up those fans using the AC fan relay if you have an s14, It'll trigger them automatically at 205F iirc, and on high if you put the ac on button, or vice versa. This option uses the existing relay which is not used, because I replaced the stock single electric fan with the bigger dual altima ones. That's what I use on my s14 and never had a cooling issue, even after a full day on the track.

Or you can go even simpler and wire it with the ignition, or and put a relay with a switch, just don't forget to turn it on.

So many options...
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Re: LF: Electrical Rad Fan

Postby spd-dmn on Fri Mar 18, 2011 2:33 pm

dual altima fans here (mind you this on an S13 but its the same shit)

shroud trimmed a bit to fit around a/c lines


using a flex-a-lite fan controller (flexalite VSC part # 31165)


love it
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Re: LF: Electrical Rad Fan

Postby Ninja0n3 on Fri Mar 18, 2011 5:11 pm

Just bought a flex-a-lite dual fan yesterday.
Thanks though!
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