My stock electric fan works fine.Hijacker wrote:Go sit in traffic and tell me you don't need a fan. The fan is designed to pull in air when the motor has reached a certain temp, and the temp usually hits that point after you've been sitting still long enough. E-fans use the temp sensor for that and clutch fans have the heat coupler to sense ambient temp rise. I've watched Nissan motor temps rise while sitting in traffic after the fan failed in some way. Once you're moving, it's a moot point as there will be airflow regardless.mechanicalmoron wrote: Though I'm sure nissan would disagree, with a stock motor you don't need the clutch fan or it's shroud, at all. I have NEVER been able to get my temp to rise above the "operating" level, with or without the clutch fan (other than a short scare with a new thermostat, not sure what that was but not fan related). And it's really nice to have it out of the way so that you can actually work under the hood without 20 minutes of detatching plastic crap.
I can sit in the sun on a hundred and ten degree day and idle as long as you please...... no change in water temp reading. Once my motor warms up and the thermostat opens, that's it, never seen it get hotter, from idling to heavy sustained load on a steep hill.
Could have something to do with my low compression. But papasmurf said it wouldn't be a problem without a turbo, I took his advice, and I'm glad I did.
And if it was ever a problem it would take less time to reinstall than it took me to type this out.