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I have been scouring the internets trying to find out what year model Maxima e-fans fit our radiators the best. I came across this before a long time ago but cant seem to find it again, I believe it was early to mid 90's Maxima and that the fan was a dual setup, covered the radiator completely, and was pretty much a bolt up affair.

FYI I am mainly wanting to get rid of the mechanical fan cause it is too dang noisy at startup and when it gets hot out and I am not moving the AC is useless.
 

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That would be the 99-03 Quest with the VG33E, I assume? Or would previous years work? And that application bolts right up (shroud and all)?

I've been wanting to do an e-fan conversion since I've had the truck.
 

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I found a '90 Maxima dual fan at the junk yard this weekend. The width is perfect for our radiators but you will have to come up with top and bottom mounts.
I got it installed and working with a Hayden dual fan kit from Orielly's. $18 for the fan and $36 for the controller kit. It has a potentiometer to fine tune the activation temp and I have it wired to come on with the AC.

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The butt dyno is very impressed with this one. Out of all the mods I have done over the years to this truck this is the only one I can honestly say freed up some horsepower. The pull in the upper RPMs is definately improved. The fans are much quieter than the mechanical fan. Best of all, the AC actually blows cold with the truck not moving.

Everyone should do this IMO.:)
 

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Update:
I found a '90 Maxima dual fan at the junk yard this weekend. The width is perfect for our radiators but you will have to come up with top and bottom mounts.
I got it installed and working with a Hayden dual fan kit from Orielly's. $18 for the fan and $36 for the controller kit. It has a potentiometer to fine tune the activation temp and I have it wired to come on with the AC.

RESULTS:

The butt dyno is very impressed with this one. Out of all the mods I have done over the years to this truck this is the only one I can honestly say freed up some horsepower. The pull in the upper RPMs is definately improved. The fans are much quieter than the mechanical fan. Best of all, the AC actually blows cold with the truck not moving.

Everyone should do this IMO.:)
PICS? I did this on my previous vehicle and while that didn't have enough power to start with to really notice any difference, it just made sense to me that not spinning that clutch fan 100% of the time was the way to go. The e-fan hardly came on; only if I was essentially motionless, idling, for more than 10 minutes. And, the decrease in engine compartment sound was amazing. I still have 3 years on my warranty so I'm a little skiddish about doing this mod for fear that any engine problems would be blamed on the e-fan, but boy it is tempting.
 

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Ill try to snap some pics tonight. 4 days after the install has me wondering what the heck took me soo long to get this done. I can tell a difference in engine noise, acceleration, responsiveness, and fuel mileage just cruising around town.

These fans are almost silent when they come on (wired on the high setting) and I believe they move way more air than the stock mechanical fan ever did. Its not that hot here yet (it is going to get to about 80°f today) but they only run for about 20 seconds at a time with the truck sitting idling. When I am moving I doubt the every turn on.
 

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post pictures !!! i was going to buy an e-fan set for $400. dual 15" fans
this is the mod I've been wanting to do for the last 6-7 monthes.
 

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I snap some pics tonight and post a little more info on steps involved.

Filled up the tank this morning 17mpg with me pounding on it. I was barely eaking out 15 mpg before and that was with me babying it. Me thinks the clutch might have been messed up on the stock fan.
 

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i'd like to see a write up as well...how difficult you think it would be to find these maxima fans....I see those things drivin around all the time, some people are bound to wreck.
 

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there were several of them at my local junk yard.... im sure you can find one quite easily.

Ill get working on the write up.
 

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bump
 

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How about 5 bucks if you do the writeup with pictures?
 

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It's not too tricky of a mod

honestly I think the best way to do this is to wire it to a switch so that way it will be on when ever you want

I'm planning on buying a puller fan to replace the stock clutch fan and then going with a similar maxima fan with dual fans to replace the stock one by the ac condenser
 

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wow..... guys sorry. My wife just gave birth to our first kid. Ive been just a little busy. Give me a couple of days and Ill snap some pictures and post them up here.

Everything is all installed and working great. Im not going to pull it back apartand do a step by step, but I will take some pics and explain what I did.
 
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