does anyone know where i can buy a winter front i have been using cardboard but i have heard that this is bad so i need something soon. thanks
That and..........did you see what "Diesel Power" claims on MPG after they damned up the front. They claim the hood acts as a parachute, so they damn up the front and got over 30 on a 1 ton! (August 2007)Bouncer said:Nothing wrong with using cardboard as long as it is not causing your engine to overheat. The two nice things about winter fronts is you can open and shut individual sections to allow more/less air flow and they look nicer than cardboard.
bcmueller said:what does taking off the fan consist of just those few bolts?
It takes a large 36mm Wrench that will sqeeze in between the pulley nuts and the clutch. It's going to take alot of power to brake it lose so you might want to use heat and/or use air. They are RIGHT HAND threads aka REVERSE threads!!!! Don't use something cheap on there or you will around off the nut making it impossible to get off. Case in point my 98.5 I had to just torch it off. My 2002 was alot easier. I just bought this wrench off Ebay for 9 dollars. (FYI it's still being sold for that on Ebay). Then I milled out down so it would squeeze there. After breaking it lose, make sure you put some card board or something behind the radiator so you don't damage the fins of it when you get it all the way off. Take it out threw the top.todt061458 said:I also would like to know how hard it is to remove the fan? And for this work what do I gain? and should I put a Electric fan in it's place for those long up hill pulls or Hot summer days.
Each piece is bowed so it would stand up away from the grill... Now in the center of each piece is a bolt (1/4" x 1 1/2") with a fender washer behind it and a nyloc nut.Phily 911 said:WOW, how do you got those 4 pieces to stay in place?
I've been told long ago that electric fan couldn't pull the air like the stock fan. So I never bother with it. My stock fan stays unlocked most of the time so there is vey little load till I tip the 200*F mark on the gauge then the fan locks briefly and then cools it off and unlocks again...Phily 911 said:Mopar Man how is it you haven't converted your truck to electric fan yet?