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RE: Loss of Power after New Fan Clutch

I've heard the fan kick in on my F350 and have other other trucks I've owned. But, it doesn't happen often and the loss of power has always been minimal. The race cars/trucks/etc all have electric fans, and much larger radiators and more oil cooling. The last time it happened on the F350 was during the big heat wave and fires in Colorado (June 2018) and I was pulling our 5th wheel up and over Monarch Pass. We got to the summit a little after 5 pm so it was the hottest part of the day. 2005 V10 with 4:30s, all new fluids, new belts, hoses, etc., plus a clean condenser and radiator. The fan only came on once for about 20 seconds 1/2 way up. The entire trip was hot. But the fan only kicked in once. Here's the elevation profile http://www.spikeengineering.com/F350/Oakley%20to%20Pikes%20to%20Divide.jpg width=900 http://www.spikeengineering.com/F350/IMG_5209.jpg width=900 FWIW, all the other trucks shown in the foreground of the photo were mutual aid Firefighters heading home to Oregon, after spending 3 weeks in Colorado. Every crew truck had a gas engine.
Devo the dog 06/22/21 04:33pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Bonehead Blunder, I'm an idiot!

I have done some stupid things in my time, made some serious mistakes, but this one is really a major screw up on my part. ... How could I have done such an idiotic thing? How? You answered your question in the first sentence: "I have done some stupid things in my time, made some serious mistakes" It's just what you do.
Devo the dog 06/22/21 07:44am Towing
RE: Loss of Power after New Fan Clutch

Devo, that is a complicated question. Under the conditions you state, it probably takes no power at all - fan can be disconnected. But When conditions are at their worst, like climbing mountain w/AC and heavy trailer, it takes a lot of power My truck uses up to 23 HP just to turn the fan. If it's a complicated question, yet you have a solution, then it's not a complicated question. You said it yourself: it doesn't take any HP. If the OP is experiencing this problem a lot and "everything" was replaced, then there is a problem that still exists. I also think it's funny that coolant and oil temps aren't even mentioned. But, we know that the fan roars and the truck is 10 mph slower. LOL. Something is wrong. BTW, how are you measuring that it takes 23 hp to turn your fan? Dyno?
Devo the dog 06/22/21 07:34am Tow Vehicles
RE: Loss of Power after New Fan Clutch

How much HP is needed to turn the fan to transfer heat at highway speeds, if the radiator, water pump, thermostat are working properly and there isn't any blockage in the cooling system (airflow or coolant)?
Devo the dog 06/21/21 06:05pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Loss of Power after New Fan Clutch

Put on an electric fan. No electric fan can move as much air as the stock clutch fan on these trucks. That's why they use them. As of 2021 all domestic 1/2 tons come with OEM e-fans. The much smaller fan to shroud clearance has a decent increase in efficiency, hence Ram gets away with 900 - 1000 watts instead of the 5 - 10 hp mechanical fan. But in the OP's case, something is not right. Even a 10 hp parasitic draw shouldn't decrease speed from 50 to 40 mph, that's closer to a 50 hp draw. Furthermore, the e-fans used on autos for the last 15-20 years typically outlast the radiators, hoses, etc. I agree with RoyJ. Something's not right. If the fan clutch is kicking in often and you can't maintain speed, you have other problems.
Devo the dog 06/21/21 01:51pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Loss of Power after New Fan Clutch

Put on an electric fan.
Devo the dog 06/19/21 01:54pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Report out of California.

Again amazed that these Californicators, anarchists and freedom loving libs, are still wearing masks and having high level of compliance even before the opening. It's because too many of them are stupid, deranged, or wealthy enough to not care, thus the ignorant compliance. This isn't a political statement. Rather, it's a fact based on 50+ years of observations. If you happen to disagree, re-read my first sentence while looking in a mirror.
Devo the dog 06/16/21 11:57am Roads and Routes
RE: New Truck!!

I guess we should all drive Fiat trucks with a B&W hitch... Oui... Oui... Fiat Qui-Qui's built south of the border and serviced by knuckle dragging morons. LOL.
Devo the dog 06/16/21 10:14am Tow Vehicles
RE: F150 Lightening

Kind of reminds me of the plastic we all felt so good about recycling... Trash doesn't make me feel. It's trash. But, liberals worship trash and maybe it made them feel good. I bet it gave them a tingling up their leg.
Devo the dog 06/11/21 12:07pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2022 Superduty launch delayed

...or someone named Joe... LOL. Every morning when he looks in the mirror, he asks "who's that guy" and the response from the hallway is "someone named joe."
Devo the dog 06/09/21 04:28pm Tow Vehicles
RE: GRRR Ford Dealer - 2022 SD

Haven't bought anything yet :) Whoever did this never expected this customer would have access to the order and change records. Now, the tough part is going to getting this straightened out, and possibly even determining who was responsible. Hopefully you get it straightened out without a big hassle. I was going to order a new 2022 Ford in about the same timeframe but decided to hold off until production is sorted out. As I far as I know, that might not be until Bye-Don and his looney associates are gone.
Devo the dog 06/09/21 09:36am Tow Vehicles
RE: GRRR Ford Dealer - 2022 SD

Could be worse, you could be waiting and wondering about a Chevy. :R Could be worse than that. He could have bought a ram.
Devo the dog 06/08/21 05:40pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 7.3 twin turbo Godzilla

The vast majority of what people perceive as turbo lag... The vast majority of people I know who experience turbo lag, disappear in my rear view mirror exiting a corner. Then we laugh about it in the pits or at a banquet that night. I guess I deal with a different crowd. BTW, a friend's McLaren has turbo lag. It exists. There's not some fancy electric gizmo that delays the throttle like the goofy Ram truck. It's simply turbo lag. You need to spin the engine up to 3000 to 4000 rpm until it kicks in. Talk about how it doesn't exist all you want. But, it does. Does it matter to me in the goofy Ram? No because I don't care and I know that it's programmed that way. When I want to accelerate the Ram on a Tuesday morning into traffic, I get on the throttle a few days in advance. But, if I was to put forced induction on a 7.3, I'd install a supercharger.
Devo the dog 06/08/21 03:40pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 7.3 twin turbo Godzilla

This is a towing forum and the comment is based on the manufactures recommended limitations.... Really? The forum is "Tow Vehicles" and the topic is 7.3 twin turbo Godzilla. That's slightly different that "Towing". BTW, turbo lag exists. It just doesn't exist as much as it used to. If the manufacture's were smart, they'd add an electric motor that spools up the turbo when it's needed, which is powered by a battery (making the truck a hybrid).
Devo the dog 06/08/21 11:47am Tow Vehicles
RE: 7.3 twin turbo Godzilla

And I remember the towing spec on the Lighting. They were all limited to 5k lbs. So take that for what its worth with respect to the forced induction in that era. LOL. According to your logic, what the manufacture produces is all that it can do. Therefore, the bed capacity spec on the GM syclone truck with a turbo was 500 lbs. Therefore bed capacity on trucks with turbos is limited. Same with the tow capacity/ LOL. So take that for what it's worth. Limited thinking keeps you limited. But, it gives others comedy relief. I'll say it again, if I bought a Ford with a 7.3 and had a choice to install forced induction, I'd install a supercharger. The only reason why I didn't install one on my 2005 V10 is because it wasn't allowed in communist california. But, I knew a lot of racers outside of borders that installed them on their V10's and loved it. Why? More power and it was simple. BTW, 5000 lbs towing capacity on a Lighting wasn't a bad thing. If you wanted to tow a boat, it worked fine. The only problem was traction at slick ramps.
Devo the dog 06/08/21 10:49am Tow Vehicles
RE: 7.3 twin turbo Godzilla

Give this HP **** a break. Hasn’t mattered in 20-years. Maybe it doesn't matter to you. In my world, HP (and torque) is all that matters.
Devo the dog 06/08/21 06:26am Tow Vehicles
RE: 7.3 twin turbo Godzilla

^ I believe you found the proverbial needle in the haystack.... How many "other" trucks have besides the Lightning/Harley, which were limited runs of only what 4 years? Cool trucks, but do you have any supposition why they went away, same as the TRD blower upgrade?SVT vehicles at that time were limited run production vehicles. It's just the way it is. But, the supercharger technology is proven, which is why it's still used on many modern vehicles. The Ford GT sold at that time was supercharged. It was dry sump 4 valve engine but was still a just 5.4 block. Doesn't matter though. I answered the question. A supercharger is form of forced induction and if I was going to install a turbo or supercharger, I'd install a supercharger. Am I stating that supercharging is better? No. Forced induction is forced induction although one uses wasted energy and he other uses energy. But, there's no lag on the supercharger, and it sounds better. In short, it's just my preference. The 7.3 fords with superchargers are 1,000 hp engines although that power level is a bit crazy for daily driving. 600 hp is easy though. And, it's fun. Turbos on typical street cars are boring. On the other hand, turbos on race prepped cars, or exotics are fun. A friend took me for a ride in his McLaren recently which has a twin turbo v6, and as expected, the performance was very close to a race car.
Devo the dog 06/07/21 08:25pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 7.3 twin turbo Godzilla

Not so much an opinion but an explanation why you are unlikely to ever see supercharger come with a new truck. Unlikely? LOL. It's been done. I've owned them and raced them. Road racing and open road racing (F150 Lightning). FWIW, fastest street legal Lightning is owned by a buddy and has been raced often. Been in it myself at several road courses : Laguna Seca, Thunderhill, Buttonwillow, Las Vegas Motor Speedway (oval track and the road course), etc. It's a street legal, 182 mph lightning (confirmed) with 142 ft of roll cage. The only problem at 179+ mph on the open road is that the rear lifts off the ground so 182 mph was the limit due to lack of rear tire traction. Getting in and out is not exactly easy. I also tracked mine often when testing suspensions for one of the manufactures. I've also known many in the racing world that have put superchargers on race cars. And, I've know others who put them on their street trucks and SUV's, although they raced off road with their purpose built race trucks. Like I said, it's been done. And, if I bought a gas truck and want to boost it, I'll say it again: I'd put on a supercharger instead of a turbo. They work fine. _____________________________ BTW, I still have a spare stock Ford Gen2 Lightning suspension (complete without shocks), along with other parts. If anyone wants to buy it, make an offer. I haven't thrown the stuff away only because I suspect that someday, someone will want it.
Devo the dog 06/07/21 12:25pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ford fifth wheel recall

Recall 21s23 Does anyone know the details of this recall? Is the problem with the under bed puck mount or the hitch? The details of the recall are in the link you posted.
Devo the dog 06/05/21 07:38am Tow Vehicles
RE: 7.3 twin turbo Godzilla

I'd put on a supercharger instead. Even though there is a parasitic loss, I'd prefer it over a turbo. Superchargers are great for drag racing as they can negate turbo lag and get you off the line a hair quicker. In a towing situation where time to spool up the turbo isn't an issue, it makes no sense to accept the parasitic loss...particularly for a manufacturer looking at govt fuel economy rules. That's just your opinion. Furthermore,I said nothing about government, manufacture or fuel economy rules. I stated that I would install a supercharger instead of a turbo. Let me put it another way: if I was going to pay money to modify my car or truck and was choosing between a turbo and a supercharger, I'd choose a supercharger.. It's my preference. It's less complicated. BTW, turbos are used in drag racing and road racing.
Devo the dog 06/04/21 06:58am Tow Vehicles
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