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Thread: Ford BF/BA Electric Fan with Aussie Desert Cooler

  1. #21
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    Quote Originally Posted by LuckyLes View Post
    Hi Steve,
    The a/c fans really should be operated from a pressure switch in the a/c system. Their purpose is to stop the a/c pressure exceeding safe limits, This can happen really quickly if there is insufficient airflow over the condenser. By all means run a separate temp switch to bring them in if the engine temp increases, but don't rely on this alone to keep the pressure in the a/c system within safe limits.
    Also be aware that a temp switch in the top of the radiator tank is only going to measure temperature accurately when in contact with the coolant. If the coolant level drops for some reason the sensor will not operate correctly.
    Good luck
    LuckyLes
    Hi Les

    I never managed to hook up the extra thermostat to the air con fans and never intended to bypass the control of the air con fans by the HEVAC/BECM/pressure Switch control.

    I also have an engine watchdog fitted to monitor my engine temp

    Regards
    Steve
    MY96 4.6 HSE P38. Niagara Grey; "The Phoenix"
    MY99 4.6 HSE P38. LPG, Blenheim Sliver; "Voldemort" burnt to a cinder
    MY79 RR Classic, Gone, MY57 Series 1 SWB, Long gone
    P38 write ups and info on my website http://p38.hts.com.au/

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    Hi Steve,
    Good stuff, just thought I would mention it as someone else may have read your post and done exactly what you had posted, but without the knowledge required to make the mods properly.
    The workmanship on your radiator and fan mounting suggested someone who knew what they were up to.
    Sorry if I offended you.
    Les

  3. #23
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    Hi Les

    Not offended at all mate, it's always good to let people know the outcome of these mods and any pitfalls involved

    Steve
    MY96 4.6 HSE P38. Niagara Grey; "The Phoenix"
    MY99 4.6 HSE P38. LPG, Blenheim Sliver; "Voldemort" burnt to a cinder
    MY79 RR Classic, Gone, MY57 Series 1 SWB, Long gone
    P38 write ups and info on my website http://p38.hts.com.au/

  4. #24
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    Quote Originally Posted by Keithy P38 View Post
    I have one of these puppies (the BF one) and soon enough itíll be in my P38 running both low and high speeds via temp controller. I plan to spend significant time in hot environments testing it and comparing to the viscous fan (pre and post testing).

    Steve, do you know what effect running 12v to both the low and high speed wires at the same time would do? I have tested them both, and they do indeed operate slow and fast, I just donít want to destroy the thermistor on the low speed side by running full speed at the same time.

    Just trying to keep it simple, but making it work efficiently at the same time.

    Ill remove the ford plug and use an Anderson plug instead, I can test current draw that way Paul.

    Cheers
    Keithy
    Ive been very happy with the BF fan, i used a FK45 varible fan speed controller constant temperature controllers with indicator light and taj module. I can also overide to switch on manually. I have the OE thermo fans cut in at 90c off the watchdog controller and cut off at 87c

    Have not tested in 40c heat though

    Paul

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