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Post subject: Spal fans  PostPosted: May 21, 2012 - 01:14 AM
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Jim, about a month ago you installed two Spal 13" pusher fans and thought they would solve your cooling problems. Have you done any more testing and are you still convinced that the Spal fans are the way to go?
 
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Post subject: RE: Spal fans  PostPosted: Jun 03, 2012 - 12:05 PM
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Whatever the cost is, however long it takes to get, get the Spal fans.
They suck a lot of amps, 22amps each side.
Watch from 1:50 onward;
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=to94b7XWExc

Make sure you use one relay per side and 10 gauge wire.
Shroud the rad.
These are the fans I used. I had ordered pullers but these pushers came after 4 weeks so I just installed them anyway. I couldn't be happier with them.
http://www.spalusa.com/store/main.aspx?p=itemdetail&item=30102045

I was pushing the car on the highway at about 80mph and I took the offramp and was slowing down I heard the fans turn off.

If I set the fan on/off temperatures to a number lower than the thermostat the fans run all the time and the left rad is blowing slightly warm air while the right side is blowing cold air. It will stay like that for hours running in the shop.

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Post subject:   PostPosted: Jun 04, 2012 - 02:20 AM
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Hi Jim:

This is really good news!

So you started with pullers and ended up with pushers?
Was there any issue in fitting the fan on the back of the Radiator and shroud?
From the rear view of the car you see tha radiator not the fan, correct?

Did you make your own shroud?
- I have the 13" SPAL fans in puller mode on mine now but they are not shrouded.

Mine are not wired with a temperature sensitive relay signal. They are on all the time.
- Driver side is hot air and Pass side is cool air.

What thermostat are you using?


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Post subject:   PostPosted: Jun 04, 2012 - 05:02 AM
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jd,
Are the OEM puller fans shrouded?

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Post subject:   PostPosted: Jun 05, 2012 - 01:33 PM
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The OEM are shrouded on the front and the back. All the air entering the top fender scoop can only exit through the rad.
I am using the stock BMW 195* stat in the engine.
Yes, you can only see the rad from the rear of the car...now.
I made my shroud out of flat ABS plastic. The perimeter is sealed with thick foam tape.
The fans are mounted off of steel flat bar and the abs is mounted the same way.
dB, you say they are 'wired' in puller mode. The Spal fans have different shaped fan blades for push and pull. It is not recommended to run the motors backwards, if you have switched it.

I originally had the cheap jegs fans on the rear of the rad and made my mounts for the rad to fit the body. I just barely had room to mount the news rads on the front side.

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Post subject:   PostPosted: Jun 06, 2012 - 01:32 AM
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Hi,

My Spalding fans are visible from the rear of the car.
They are wired to run when ever the switch is turned on.
The pull the air thru the rad.

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Post subject: Spal fans  PostPosted: Jul 09, 2012 - 02:59 AM
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I tested the Spal 30102045 pusher fans I installed recently and the only problem I had was that I needed two 30 amp fuses to replace the 25 amp fuses I originally installed. Jim is right, these fans make a huge difference and are well worth the $105 price (www.universalpartsinc.com). These fans are so strong you can feel the air movement from them from six feet behind the car.
My over heating problems are over.
 
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Post subject: RE: Spal fans  PostPosted: Jul 09, 2012 - 11:21 AM
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Great news! But $105.00, really? I paid over $300.00 each here in Canada.

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Post subject: RE: Spal fans  PostPosted: Jul 10, 2012 - 02:20 AM
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Total bill for two fans and shipping was $238. I thought that was a good price so that's why I posted the website address.
 
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they must have heard you say that and raised the price :\
is there a cheaper fan on there that would be good for a v8?
 
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Post subject:   PostPosted: Aug 23, 2012 - 03:09 AM
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Spal fans are worth the price (I don't know about $300 each, I paid $270 for two 13" puller fans). Besides, they are OEM.

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Post subject:   PostPosted: Aug 23, 2012 - 03:23 AM
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I have 13" 1710 cfm. since I'm using Rice Rads , I could only get this size to fit as pullers . big difference VS the one that come with the rads. I think they where 1000cfm.
http://www.universalpartsinc.com/detail.asp?PART=30102044
 
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Post subject:   PostPosted: Aug 23, 2012 - 03:41 AM
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Eddie,
Do you mean the Del Sol Radiators? What are the dimensions of those rads?
How did you mount the fans.

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Post subject:   PostPosted: Aug 23, 2012 - 09:40 PM
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Don, can you wait till Saturday??I have to take off the body, My kidsare never home when you need them .
 
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Post subject:   PostPosted: Aug 24, 2012 - 05:26 AM
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Sure, thanks Eddie.

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