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Old 06-09-2019, 01:12 AM
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... Though, if the OEM fan on my truck starts making any noise, Iíll likely go your route simply for the sake of ease of installation as the price is negligible between the two.
When the OEM viscous clutch on my '05 recently packed up (loud bearing noises) I looked very seriously at an electric replacement but two factors lead me to replacing the factory viscous clutch with another Hella Behr unit. One was cost - I wanted to use a PWM fan controller rather than a simple on/off, and I wanted a good quality fan. Total cost for both was over NZ$500, while I manage to obtain a Hella Behr OEM unit for around NZ$200. The other factor was reliability - I've read a number of folk who have had to replace fan controllers multiple times - seems they aren't very reliable, even the simple on/off units.

I figure as I'm not racing my car and the OEM unit lasted 220,000km and 14 years, the OEM solution is good enough for me.
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@wpoll, that is sound logic, especially in a warm climate.
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Old 06-09-2019, 02:18 AM
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@wpoll, that is sound logic, especially in a warm climate.
Well, we all make these calls based on a set of factors that are specific to our own situation...

FWIW, after extensive research, here's what I had settled on before not going down this path....

Hayden Fan Controller - https://www.haydenauto.com/Featured%...r/Content.aspx

Davies Craig 16" Fan - https://daviescraig.com.au/product/1...c-fan-12v-0166

Hopefully someone can make use of all my research...
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Lots of discussions about realistic gains from electric fans.I've been replacing clutch fans with fans that take less to turn for decades. I have also replaced stock pulleys with under drive pulleys for the same reason. Never failed to be beneficial. Easily passes my cost/benefits criteria for a good value purchase and a no brainer if replacing the stock fan. What do you consider marginal?
good points, I'm considering this mod on my e53 3.0i as well but since we're on the topic could you suggest why my radiator OEM fan is constantly in bore mode even on cold starts (this occurs only when the AC is on), I can literally hear it from inside the car :/ was thinking it might be a bad sensor?
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