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Old 12-26-2014, 05:42 PM
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I am going to install a electric fan with a temp sensor that I need to install. The issue I ran into is I currently have a water temp sensor for my water temp gauge In my intake manifold and need to install the second one for the fans. Any idea where I can install the second water temp sensor or a adapter I can purchase for two sensors?
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Old 12-27-2014, 01:49 AM
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Dan, as you pointed out, the temp sensor on your intake manifold simply runs the gauge, not a fan. It's there to let you know your engine is up to heat (at the thermostat).

An electric fan should only turn on when your radiator is hot. That's the gas saving beauty of it. For many winter months, my electric fan never turns on because cold air keeps my radiator cool with the car in motion. Sometimes ambient air is so cold, trucks zip a cover over half their radiator just to retain some heat.

Alright, where does the fan thermostat go? It should 'feel' your radiator. If your coolant level is a bit low, a high-mounted thermostat will give you false readings. Put it down from the top about six inches or more. Your water pump draws cooled water off the bottom of your radiator and it returns hot water to the top.

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