Look at the cooling fan behind the radiator. Does it have a belt
running to it that connects to the other items on the motor? Or
is it electric and have wires running to a motor? If you have a
manual clutch on the fan run by the motor, then switching to an
electric fan setup will free up some HP and give you better economy.
It doesn't "add" hp....but you will feel more. Less work for the
motor = increased economy.
i don't think this guy is qualified to do any upgrades. if he can't even
figure out what a engine cooling fan is and if it has any relationship to
for the OP. keep the tires inflated properly, have a tune up and drive the
speed limit. take the savings from not buying a bunch of upgrades and buy a
few tanks of fuel.
ahhh, i wasn't paying that close of attention to the OP's name just the
topic. my advice stays the same though. mods may get you miniscule
increases in mileage but very seldom will they be big enough to warrant the
expense. good maintenance and driving habits are where the real savings are
back in my serious hotrodding days i used a lot of electric fans. they let
me down on a couple of occasions but watching the temp gauge keeps it from
becoming critical. lots of smaller marginalized vehicles use electric fans.
i shy away from them now because i have marginalized all of my electrical
systems. all of my trucks have at least two or three high power ham radios
and the necessary amps to throw out my signal. add to this at least two
stereo amps powering massive sound systems in each truck, g.p.s., onboard
laptop computers and an array of other gadgets and i have each amp
calculated and there is no headroom left to add anything. in fact i have to
add at least two big capacitors into the systems of each truck to meet peak
demand at times.
These guys just like to poke fun, Glytter. Don't take that
stuff too seriously.
If you didn't pick it up, it's either an electric-motor
driven fan or an engine-driven fan with a viscous clutch on
it. If it's driven by a belt, it's not an electric fan.
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