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post #11 of 12 (permalink) Old 09-12-2015, 12:45 AM
 
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Re: oil cooler fan

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Mike,

I agree with your thought process, the engine compartment would almost always be hotter than the ambient air temp. I would have to say it is more of preference. Everyone would give you reasons why their way to set it up is better than the other .

For what it is worth. Two things to consider are.....1) The radiator fan pulls from the engine compartment and 2) the engineering or designed air flow of the Revolts is air flowing in at the front of the car (behind the bumper), around the seat and to the engine compartment.

I pull from the engine compartment and push air out on my set up.

Hope this helps. Frank
Dido to Frank. I mount the oil cooler fan on the outside of the cooler and pull the air to the outside to get rid of more heat from the engine compartment. You can buy a relay kit on e-bay for about $25 that has a sending unit included. Mine comes on at 170 deg. The sending unit went bad on me so have a toggle switch on it until I replace the sending unit.
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post #12 of 12 (permalink) Old 09-17-2015, 07:19 PM
 
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Re: oil cooler fan

I would recommend this better "tie it into the radiator fan wiring so that it turns on/off with it." Just make sure to install a independent power source and relay on it.
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