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Cooling Fan Ideas

I have looked at the bilge fan upgrade and am considering it. I also looked at 6"-8" automotive cooling fans. The flow rating of an automotive fan is nearly double a double 4" fan setup. If some is good, more is better, right? Anybody else looked into this design? If you spend a little more on the automotive fan, you can get one with the same seal rating as the bilge fans.

Also, what are folks in the 5 person machines doing to keep the back seat cool? It looks to me like you need to seal around the back of the engine cover where it dumps into the back to keep from just collecting the heat.

Thoughts on either idea?

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Well I am glad someone is bringing this up again because i just installed the 4"Atwood bilge fan 2 weeks ago on my 3p and the day after i installed it the temps were in the upper 80s and perfect to try it out. When just slowly moving and no fan it was HOTT but then when i flipped the switch the hot temperature in the cab was gone almost immediately. I was actually skeptical before i installed the bilge fan but i will tell you it most definitely works. I also put a shield under my seat but without the fan it does nothing. To answer your question I am almost positive the automotive fan will work even better..... Please let us know.

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I have the heat shield and 4" Atwood bilge fan and it's ducted from a cold air intake by your feet, and shoots out over the headers. It doesn't do a great job really. Plus it's so loud it's annoying. I just picked this up. I'll let you know how if goes. It moves roughly 6 times the air and should be quieter too.

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Please let me know how it works.. my wife is the one that really complains the most and flips the fan on/off when the heat gets bad. If the mounting is about the same then I would love to have it and also the price is great!! I got lucky on my Atwood and bought a damaged shipping box and luckily the fan wasn't damaged at all and I got it for it seems like 12$. I took a chance but i got lucky. I would mount this under the seat and the Atwood above so that it would blow on me. Lol

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UPDATE:

Got the fan installed the other week and forgot to come back here to talk about it.

Install was fairly straight forward. Just had to make a few adjustments to my mount. Wired it up the same way.
I have a 4" vent in the center of the front seat to draw cooler air through also. Not sure how much of a difference that makes.
I'd have to say that over the 4" bilge fan, this is certainly the way to go. It definitely handles more air under there. It seems to make it a touch cooler too, but I'll admit that it's still warm no matter what you do. Best part of all though is it's super quiet compared to the 4" bilge fans. Those things roar. This is just a fine humming noise under the seat. I'd do it again in a heartbeat.

Next up is automotive type thermal shielding all over the bottom plastics and seat, and not just the foil bubble wrap kind that heat shield is selling. Then maybe wrap the headers too. I've read it helps noise and heat both.
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Has anyone used fei heat wrap on the exhaust manifold, if so let me know how it worked, need looking at doing it myself.
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