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Black Magic Fan = Culprit #626396
07/14/05 04:25 AM
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Golden Dragon  Offline OP
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San Juan Capistrano, CA
I just bought a Black Magic Model 165 for my Toy. I was researching about installing the fan with the optional switch when I came across this thread:

http://www.yotatech.com/showthread.php?t=63020&highlight=flex


Is this true? Should I return the fan?


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I second that. I had a black magic electric fan on my 89 toy V6. It kept it very very cool. I had it hooked up with the manual switch so I could control it. Which I rarely had to do here in San Diego. It ran cool (also after installing a new radiator). On hot days when I went to visit my family out in Yuma, Az. where it was reaching temps of 110-115, it ran COOL. It really does work for what you pay. Sounds loud enough to propel the truck foward. And no, I never had a problem with it either.

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Re: Black Magic Fan = Culprit #626400
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I was ready to return the fan...I have a new radiator in there too. The transformation is almost done (ARB bumper winch combo, Downey HD rear coils, Snorkel, ARB RD23 and ARB RD90). I just installed the base for the Engel Ref/freezer. Now I need to make a cig lighter plug in the cargo area. I was also thinking of using dual batteries but I will hold off on that until I can find someone who will do the setup for me.


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I experience some increase in water temp everytime it's over 100 F. But only with the AC on. I have manual on and off for the Flexalite on top of the thermoswitch. I have it set to ~ 210 F to come on during normal driving. With the AC on on a hot day, it blows cold first but since the fan's not on because the water temp hasn't reachted operating temp, my AC cuts out. So as soon as I run the AC, I use the manual on switch for the fan.
Typically, after some 30 min. of stop and go, with AC on, my temp starts to go up. Very slowly. At speeds over 60mph, the temp needle alternates between dead center and hotter. The moment I turn the AC off, the needle goes back to normal.
So I guess the fan works to cool the engine but not with AC over 100F, that's my experience. My waterpump's new, as is the radiator, coolant hoses and everything that's attached to it. I even have an extra engine oil cooler which reduces the oil about 10F from one side to the other.
Headgasket was replaced too, about 5 or 6 years ago. Sofar so good.
In that kind of conditions, I wouldn't want to tow a boat and run the AC. Bad combination. So that makes it a truck that can't haul it's own way. Not so tuff anymore.


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