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Posted: Fri Dec 09, 2005 4:50 pm 
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hi
ive been doing a bit of a search on thermo fans and it has been mentioned that some guys use a volvo thermo fan instead of the ef one.
does anyone know what model volvo they are from
and where i can get them?????
i was going to use the ef/el ones but my radiator doesnt have the holes for the fans to bolt to...
i did the ef fan conversion to my eb xr8 and it works good .
but i also had to change radiator so now i have 2 radiators and both of them dont have holes for ef fans..
so i want to make use of the ea/eb radiators and use a fan from something else...
if the cost is to high i will have to bite the bullet and buy the ef radiator and fans......

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Posted: Fri Dec 09, 2005 5:11 pm 
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dont no what model but they are a 16" fan.
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Posted: Fri Dec 09, 2005 5:29 pm 
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You could make your own brackets, and mount them to the brackets. Else, i thought they were a 14 inch fan? Sketch off of thepurplecircle.com was arranging them before and put them into a few cars. I believe johno got some in his ed, sketch put them in his XY, and a few other cars.

 

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Posted: Fri Dec 09, 2005 5:35 pm 
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and dont go the ef ones. the el ones i here are easier to wire up
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Posted: Fri Dec 09, 2005 5:56 pm 
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don't wanna sell one of those EB radiators by chance do ya?

 

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Posted: Fri Dec 09, 2005 6:06 pm 
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hi
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i will try a couple of wreckers. or if anyone knows of another car i can get thermo fans off . i use to have a valiant v8 and i brought a 16" davis craig fan it cost me about $280 and it worked a treat but it was quite noisy and a little on the pricey side..
so this time im going the cheap way... :)
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Posted: Fri Dec 09, 2005 6:13 pm 
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contact carl - eed-250 - he gets his fat hands on them! :P

 

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Posted: Fri Dec 09, 2005 6:14 pm 
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dc_todd wrote:
don't wanna sell one of those EB radiators by chance do ya?


if i cant find a decent thermo fan to put on my ea radiator i will buy a ef/el radiator and use the el fans
and then i wont need it for a spare..
so i will let ya know in a couple of days....
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Posted: Sat Dec 10, 2005 1:57 am 
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be careful with the volvo fans... there was a recall on some because they catch fire

 

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Posted: Sat Dec 10, 2005 11:33 am 
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tickford_6 wrote:
be carefuk with the volvo fans... there was a recall on some because they catch fire


hmmmm
i dont really want any fires..
i found a wrecker that will give me the ef radiator and fans for $160 all second hand but he said they were good...

i might get the ef ones atleast they look std .....
thanks guys.....
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Posted: Sun Dec 11, 2005 7:57 am 
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yes volvo went through heaps of fans. im not too sure what model they were though

 

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Posted: Sun Dec 11, 2005 10:50 am 
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get the radiator flushed, cost abt $100, if you go second hand.

 

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Posted: Sun Dec 11, 2005 6:23 pm 
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the ecu's caught on fire. which is why i can get them cheap.
if you take out the ecu (4 screws i think) and throw it away, the fan stays on the highest speed.

I have been running one for ages now and havent had a problem.
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Posted: Sat Jan 14, 2006 11:38 pm 
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dc_todd wrote:
don't wanna sell one of those EB radiators by chance do ya?


i know its been about a month but are you still after the eb radiator.
if so you can have it for $40... as i got a ef radiator and fans.
so i dont need the eb one.
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Posted: Sun Jan 15, 2006 8:36 am 
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As your EA radiator doesn't have the Captive Nuts in the tanks for the EF/EL fans, I have heard of people screwing the fan shroud into the top frame of the radiator core. You'd want to be careful though, don't want puncture the core.

 

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