MJMadness wrote:Curious if that electrically actuated mechanical fan clutch is not just reinventing the wheel for the sake of it? Why not just run electric fans on temperature switches with manual override to off or on?
For towing, not a "fan" of electric fans here in Arizona. They never move the amount of air advertised-- unless OEM or SPAL. When they do, they require enormous power, beefy power cables, a beefy alternator to support the load, and an expensive and melt prone regulator. All of which can have a habit of going out at the worst possible times.
The clutch needs regular maintenance, but is otherwise good to go. In a pinch, if the electrical nonsense or mechanical clutch mechanism gives up the ghost on the side of the road-- I can put something like a drywall screw through the assembly to lock it up and I still have a fan, so I am moving down the road instead of waiting for a tow.
I am a "fan" of the economy the electrics can provide by not running when not needed. This Horton gets me that by shutting off when not needed, but gives me the beefy power of the mechanical when needed.