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#1 (permalink) Old 10-18-2009, 06:29 PM
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So i decieded to put an electric fan on today and get rid of the old fan. It went pretty good. Wasn't very tough to do.Bought the electric fan off ebay here is the auction title if anyone is interested (PROCOMP 16" INCH ELECTRIC FAN W/ THERMOSTAT SENSOR 38) was able to keep the fan shroud on also.There is about 1.5 inches of clearance between the electric fan and pulley one of the pictures shows that they are touching but there not.Looked at other fans but was worried about there thickness.
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Good job! Have done the same thing to both of my Sportages. You will notice the differences when the fan comes on and your going uphill.
Just one thing... why did you leave the fan pulley in place? I removed everything and it gives you more room. In theory, it should remove some resistance to the drive of the alternator (one less bearing to run).
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The other thing I have done is put Jeep 3 row radiator or 2 row all aluminum radiator (2" thick) in and the fan rarely runs during normal driving.

Anyway, you should install a REAL temp gauge so that you can insure your not getting hot. The stock gauge is really a poor way to gauge how hot you're running.

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with the fan pully on, you can still use the same size belt for the alternator pulley.
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So i decieded to put an electric fan on today and get rid of the old fan. It went pretty good. Wasn't very tough to do.Bought the electric fan off ebay here is the auction title if anyone is interested (PROCOMP 16" INCH ELECTRIC FAN W/ THERMOSTAT SENSOR 38) was able to keep the fan shroud on also.There is about 1.5 inches of clearance between the electric fan and pulley one of the pictures shows that they are touching but there not.Looked at other fans but was worried about there thickness.
hopefully this helps out with a little extra power
Hi cdreece, I also have this problem of overheating and modified the clutch itself. I opened it, cleaned it out and filled it with high temp RTV. This effectively jams the clutch so that the fan spins with the engine at all times. Trust me when I say that this creates a cold car but a fuel-guzzler! It puts strain on the engine and the whole tornado effect generates quite a noise!
The modification that you did seems a very good one, and I am seriously contemplating it within the next week or so. How's the temperature of your Kia doing now? (I do a bit of 4-wheel driving, and need a cooler engine at low-range 4x4-ing). Was this mod worth it or would you add another fan?
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Tempeture is running just fine never gets above the halfway mark.The mod was VERY worth it The best $68 dollars i've spent on it.Next i am going to get a aftermarket gauge.I also like what upyourkia did to his in the picture.
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upyourkia: what size of belt did you run between the alternator and the crank pulley once the fan pulley was removed?

Also cdreece, since you just did the mod, how is the "seat of the pants" effect with the electric fan?

I'm in the same boat as LTL4WD, where I believe my fan is locked up and is going full time, therefor the power and gas mileage is pretty bad.

This looks like an interesting mod!!!
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Not sure if there is that much of a feel in the way of performance not really checked on the gas mileage yet either will try it out this week.Not a very hard mod at all the wiring instruction that came with my kit showed exactly what to do.Just takes a few hours of your time.
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upyourkia: what size of belt did you run between the alternator and the crank pulley once the fan pulley was removed?

This looks like an interesting mod!!!

Belt # is 4K335. Don't know brand Possibly AutoZone.

Will check tomorrow and see what one I put on my 2000.

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Hi Upyourkia,
How did you go about removing the fan pulley? Does the waterpump not run on this shaft as well?
I also have the temp gauge problem. As soon as it reaches a certain level, it drops down to the "Off" position. After that temp it runs without a problem. I do know it works though! Went mountain-climbing (trail rating: 4 ) before the fan fixing thing and the gauge shot up to max - no worries, didn't give it chance to damage anything! That is where the inspection of the cooling system began...
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I believe it is 3 or 4 bolts to remove the whole fan pulley bracket/bearing unit. The water pump is driven by the timing belt which is under the black plastic on the front of the motor. I'll post some pictures today on where to install the sending unit for the aftermarket water temp gauge that can be picked up at HarborFreight for $20.
Might as well install a volt meter and oil press gauge while your at it.
DO NOT TRUST your stock temp gauge. On both of my sportages if you are above the 1/2 but not to 3/4 you are about 245f. Never let it get up to the highest reading but would assume it is 270f +.
On the 4x4 wire forum, several guys have done the electric fan and have great success.

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