Kicking around the idea of replacing mechanical fan with electric one.

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JHoward

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I suppose if I had to guess, an electric fan would probably be a lot more likely to fail than a mechanical clutch fan would and yes, I know, even though the newer trucks don’t even have a mechanical fan anymore but, mine does so yeah, they could possibly hold that against me but then again, I guess it all boils down to how much leverage the Magnuson moss act would have even on a warranty like that that wasn’t necessarily a manufacturer warranty and if the rule would still apply that they would still have to prove that by me removing the mechanical clutch fan and replacing it with an aftermarket electric fan or even a same brand fan from the same truck but with a different engine.

But I understand completely what you’re saying when you said if perhaps the truck had to get hauled in behind a tow truck to the shop for an overheating problem but mysteriously there’s nothing wrong with the mechanical clutch fan and there’s some other electric fan whether it’s aftermarket or some other Mopar fan found in the place of the original condenser fan but, I dunno. I’ve heard of people spinning on brand new Mopar oil filter on the engine after it blew up just so that when it went to the shop, they couldn’t place the blame on an aftermarket oil filter.

But then again, a good lawyer has gotten people their claims when the manufacturer said they weren’t going to honor it but all in all, I may not even do anything because even though some people have said they’ve been OK with just relying on the stock condenser fan without the mechanical clutch fan, I would still feel better with the electric fan that comes in the V6 trucks only because it’s larger and it has a fan shroud to pull more air through the complete radiator instead of just the center of it but then again if something was to happen, that fan would give them something to be a lot more suspicious about because it’s not the original fan so like I said, I’ll probably just end up leaving it alone because what I wanna do requires too much extra stuff.


Yep, I also agree with your comment.

It's a shame that that when you feel like doing/adding some kind of performance goody that the warranty could get into the way if something were to happen and then still, having to get an attorney involved to deal with the warranty issue/claim with the manufacturer or the dealer could be time consuming.

I wouldn't want to have to deal with the amount of time that all that could/ or would take if it were me. But, that's just me.

My HEMI does fine as it is in stock form, well other than the MOPAR OEM Closed CAI that I added, but the reason for that add on was for the ease of cleaning and reusing the air filter. That alone saved a little $$. I couldn't tell one way or the other if there was any performance gain, Oh well.

Still, enjoy your truck and I wish you many happy carefree miles.

Jhoward
 

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I have an 08 ram. We did a lot of engine work about 550 at the crank. I installed an aluminum radiator larger trans cooler a electric flexlite direct install an 2 small fans for the trans cooler. Mine come on with the key on and shut off with the key off.
 

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For me getting rid of the fan was more for noise. No gains to be seen in HP. Also I had a brand new water pump pulling come right off while driving. With the new pump pulley. Spot weld it to tha shaft. Install it then do the rest of the removal. I like it much better. Flexlite makes a really good electric swap out
 

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For me getting rid of the fan was more for noise. No gains to be seen in HP. Also I had a brand new water pump pulling come right off while driving. With the new pump pulley. Spot weld it to tha shaft. Install it then do the rest of the removal. I like it much better. Flexlite makes a really good electric swap out
I honestly can’t say that I’ve ever heard my clutch fan a whole lot but for me and if it wasn’t for this warranty, I’d be doing it just to get away from the clutch fan even if it didn’t help power or mileage.
 

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I honestly can’t say that I’ve ever heard my clutch fan a whole lot but for me and if it wasn’t for this warranty, I’d be doing it just to get away from the clutch fan even if it didn’t help power or mileage.
Why the hate for the clutch fan?
If going to an aftermarket V6 fan, it seems as if they just don't last as long as the oem.
The V6 fan is only about an inch or so larger than the stock e fan on the truck already - though it does use a completed shroud.
Using the stock e-fan with stock shroud seemed to cool as well as the V6 setup when I used it - I doubt using the stock e-fan without the stock shroud would work as well.
My OEM V6 fan sits in the garage unused now.

I will say, it really does make the engine bay look better without the stock shroud. Honestly, that is the largest gain of doing the swap.
 

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Why the hate for the clutch fan?
If going to an aftermarket V6 fan, it seems as if they just don't last as long as the oem.
The V6 fan is only about an inch or so larger than the stock e fan on the truck already - though it does use a completed shroud.
Using the stock e-fan with stock shroud seemed to cool as well as the V6 setup when I used it - I doubt using the stock e-fan without the stock shroud would work as well.
My OEM V6 fan sits in the garage unused now.

I will say, it really does make the engine bay look better without the stock shroud. Honestly, that is the largest gain of doing the swap.
Can I borrow that fan of yours sitting in the garage to test if I want to drop the cash to change over to the V-6 e-fan? LOL
 

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If you were closer I would say yes
Honestly, just remove your clutch fan while leaving everything else intact - it will give you the same results as the V6 fan except for the cleaning up of the engine bay.

If you don't want the temps to fluctuate a bunch remove the rows 2&3 from the top of the shutters but leave the rest.
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Ok, that sounds like and easy enough thing to try out.
 

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