What are the thoughts of removing the belt driven fan and putting in an electric fan. I'm thinking, although I'm no mechanic, that less resistance on the engine... better performance and mileage?
The one for the Xterra Fan
For expedition purposes. Would electric be reliable? Especially with dust and water.
What would you guys suggest?
I found this on Autozone website.... seems to pull more air through, at the same amperage... and cheaper...
About this product:
Your stock fan robs your engine of up to 15 or more horsepower! Replace it with a rugged, universal-fit fan equipped with an adjustable 180 - 240 deg. fahrenheit thermostat. Bolts to your radiator supports using sturdy brackets. With a heavy-duty motor, highly angled blades, and 15" diameter, this unit pulls up to 2,800 cfm of air, cooling vehicles with up to 250 + HP (without air) and 220 + HP (with air). Overall: 18" x 16-1/8" x 4". Amp draw, 14 amps. Part Number:67017Weight:14.3 lbs.
- Adjustable 180-240 deg. fahrenheit thermostat
- Pulls up to 2,800 cfm of air, cooling vehicles with up to 250 or more horsepower (without air) and 220 or more horse power (with air)
- 14 AMP draw