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Does anyone know of an aftermarket fan for the engine. I find that mine runs a little hot and the temperature really rises if I sit still for a little. Definitely not a parade vehicle.
 

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Mike of Simple Engineering is the man to contact. About all of us have his aftermarket fan. Makes a world of difference.

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Do a search...lots of info on cooling...
Add Mike's fan moves 3 times the air...
Your fan will fail..much cheaper than the factory fan... change the turn on turn off temperature of the fan at your first opportunity. Last but not least you can force the fan on by using the ac. In the recirclate position..
 

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Mike of Simple Engineering is the man to contact. About all of us have his aftermarket fan. Makes a world of difference.

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Above is the best suggestion but:

If you click T00LS in the red bar above and then Advanced Search You can then search for Threads started by Mike in AZ and put Fans in the Key words box Titles Only you will find some interesting explanation about your problem.
 

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I had my 03 (original fan) in a one hour plus stop and go parade so I watched the temp closely. It would go up to 210 degrees which is considered normal as I understand it. It was cold out but I turned on the AC and it came right down to 190 degrees.
I plan to get one of Mikes when mine finally dies.
 

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Antique, I used to have to do this before I got Mike's Fans ... turn on the AC and the fan on 4 and the temp would come right down. Not so now that I have a "pusher" fan and a regular one, the temp stays around 210. Bob Alexander :ssr
 

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Try a new thermostat from Mike FIRST

Does anyone know of an aftermarket fan for the engine. I find that mine runs a little hot and the temperature really rises if I sit still for a little. Definitely not a parade vehicle.
Before you do anything else, install an updated thermostat from Mike at Simple Engineering. Completely solved my heat problem at idle. Make sure to use the GM anti-freeze when you refill it.
 

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Before you do anything else, install an updated thermostat from Mike at Simple Engineering. Completely solved my heat problem at idle. Make sure to use the GM anti-freeze when you refill it.
Hey Stew in Arizona, I'm curious ... why GM anti-freeze ??? I changed mine over to "the Green stuff" 5 years ago. I'm not a DexTron fan. Bob Alexander :ssr
 

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Because that’s what it should have in it from GM. You are not supposed to mix them.
 

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Does anyone know of an aftermarket fan for the engine. I find that mine runs a little hot and the temperature really rises if I sit still for a little. Definitely not a parade vehicle.
You should not have to worry about your engine temps. Your SSR is a great parade vehicle, once you get it sorted out. It's not hard or complicated. I have been troubleshooting and improving cooling systems on the SSR (and building fans) for 12+ years. Give me a call when you have time. 480-225-2123

Regards,

Mike
 
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