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Old October 6th, 2018, 19:01
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Broken Radiator Electric Fan - best replacement?

The electric engine fan (right one, facing the jeep) has gone out. What is the best replacement? Should I replace the engine fan (left, facing jeep) with a flex fan? What size? The vehicle tends to run on the hot side. Thanks.
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Old October 6th, 2018, 19:05
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Re: Broken Radiator Electric Fan - best replacement?

this is for a 92 xj 6 cylinder
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Old October 11th, 2018, 22:33
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Broken Radiator Electric Fan - best replacement?

Parts store replacement, or Junkyard. Maybe install a ZJ non max cooling fan clutch as well.
Can also write in an override switch and or timer.
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Old October 11th, 2018, 23:54
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Re: Broken Radiator Electric Fan - best replacement?

I used a TYC brand with 12 or so blades. works awesome and brings the temp down fast as soon as it kicks on.
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Broken Radiator Electric Fan - best replacement?

97+ fan from a junkyard or new.

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Old October 22nd, 2018, 21:45
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Re: Broken Radiator Electric Fan - best replacement?

Do not replace the mechanical fan with a flex fan, mistake.
For the electric, use a SPAL fan, they are some of the best! Go to their website and look under the 11" fans. Get a bracket kit, too. Easy to install. Works way better than the stock electric fan.
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Old October 23rd, 2018, 18:29
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Broken Radiator Electric Fan - best replacement?

Hard to beat the curved blade 97+ fan for bang for the buck. I will saw spall is awesome. I had a supercharged miata that had a large high speed electric fan in place of the stock fans. It was a spall and produced enough thrust to actually move the car on level ground in neutral 🤣

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Old November 21st, 2018, 21:15
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Re: Broken Radiator Electric Fan - best replacement?

By 97+ , does everyone mean 1997 year or newer? Those will all fit? I should get an 11" SPAL though I think it is a 16" fan?
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Old November 22nd, 2018, 04:29
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Broken Radiator Electric Fan - best replacement?

Correct 97 and newer. The older fans had straight blades the later ones had curved blades which gave it better CFM.

It's not as a nice as a Spall but is a straight drop in with exception of MAYBE having to swap connectors which is an easyb2 wire affair.

Look around online they're pretty affordable. I've seen them from 50 dollars on the low end new to the OEM Mopar fan for about 200.

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Old November 26th, 2018, 08:30
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Re: Broken Radiator Electric Fan - best replacement?

Anyone have a sense of which ones are the quietest?
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Re: Broken Radiator Electric Fan - best replacement?

Simply by design, a quality curved-blade fan will be noticeably quieter than a straight bladed fan, or the stock type fixed bladed thermostatic fan. The newer curved bladed fans may make more of a whooshing noise, but that is the noise from the air they are moving, not so much the fan itself. Any opportunity to upgrade, you should do so. The factory electric fan is cheaper, yes, but does not compare to the flow numbers of a quality electric fan. Keeping in mind that the XJ has a hot engine compartment with the 4L, and a better fan is worth the extra dollars.
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