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6.0 powerstroke fan clutch

Post  STR-LGL-70 on July 21st 2015, 9:07 am

I need to replace the fan clutch on my 05 dually and looking to see if anyone here has used the flex a lite electric fan conversion or know anyone else that has and how good they work.
A replacement from fan clutch from Ford is roughly $530.00, or I can get an aftermarket for around $250.00 but have not had great luck with aftermarket parts.
Flex a lite fan kit starts at 600.00 or 710.00 with variable speed controller. Comes w/new aluminum shroud and two 15" fans.
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Sheldon G.
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Post  Mark Laczo on July 21st 2015, 9:18 am

I'll let you know by end of summer. I am going to put one on in about 10 days.
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Re: 6.0 powerstroke fan clutch

Post  richter69 on July 21st 2015, 7:27 pm

Replace with a factory part.
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Post  maverick on July 21st 2015, 7:47 pm

richter69 wrote:Replace with a factory part.

Absolutely.
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Post  dfree383 on July 21st 2015, 8:03 pm

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Re: 6.0 powerstroke fan clutch

Post  maverick on July 21st 2015, 9:02 pm

That factory clutch fan works its ass off. I'm not sure I'd trust an electric to keep me from cooking a diesel pulling a load. Many 6.0's already have their share of potential problems. I wouldn't invite another one.
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Re: 6.0 powerstroke fan clutch

Post  cool40 on July 22nd 2015, 12:36 am

All good points and im not saying buy the electric fan setup but i did have the dual flex a lite on my 02 lightning and it worked great! It was not a work truck that pulled anything so ......... Question
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Re: 6.0 powerstroke fan clutch

Post  maverick on July 22nd 2015, 4:53 pm

Run that thing too hot and see if it doesn't spit out the gaskets. Mad
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Re: 6.0 powerstroke fan clutch

Post  richter69 on July 22nd 2015, 9:39 pm

not only does it have to pull air axross the radiator but also and intercooler and a huge ass trans cooler along w a ps cooler as well.

The factory fan moves a huge amount of air, not sure an electric could pull off the same feat or not.

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Re: 6.0 powerstroke fan clutch

Post  STR-LGL-70 on July 26th 2015, 10:31 am

Thanks for the responses, haven't been on in a few days. The electric fan I decided against due to the lead time from either Jeg's or Summit so I bought a Hayden fan clutch instead of the Ford unit. Hayden has a good rep for cooling parts IMO so for 1/2 the Ford $$ I'll take a shot.
Now I'm trying to chase down a vibration (had prior to fan clutch R&R) that is RPM  related starting about 1600 or so & seems to go away under load. Found a V band clamp at downpipe a little loose & still checking other fasteners, exhaust etc. Hope it's nothing serious!
Thanks, Sheldon
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Post  Mark Laczo on July 28th 2015, 10:19 am

Looks like they have a recall on them as the fuse holder and circuit breakers are too lite and melt.

Scrap that idea and back to OEM.
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Re: 6.0 powerstroke fan clutch

Post  maverick on July 28th 2015, 12:21 pm

Mark Laczo wrote:Looks like they have a recall on them as the fuse holder and circuit breakers are too lite and melt.

Scrap that idea and back to OEM.

You'd have to wire in a high current relay...not hard to do, but I'd still use the clutch deal.
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