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Old 08-14-2017, 02:52 PM   #41
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Great job and it looks like you did the job right. Quality control is a big thing in my book. Thanks for the write up.
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Great thread and awesome pics. This will help a lot of people out. One question, did you happen to notice if the Dewitts fans weighed about the same or less as the stock setup?
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Good deal! Nothing quite like a successful mission to start off your car ownership.

Let us know if you get a chance to beat on it a bit, I want to know how she handles the higher RPM load in the summer heat!
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Old 08-14-2017, 03:24 PM   #44
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Very complete with all the pics!

I would suggest some screening on the underside above the air dam where the air enters.
This will help prevent the build up of trash on the condenser and radiator and will be much easier to check and clean.
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...did I mention I put new windshield wipers on too?
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Very complete with all the pics!

I would suggest some screening on the underside above the air dam where the air enters.
This will help prevent the build up of trash on the condenser and radiator and will be much easier to check and clean.


did you do that on yours? Work well?
Specific part or did you fab it?
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did you do that on yours? Work well?
Specific part or did you fab it?
On my 99 and 03 I just used regular fiberglass window screening.
Made a single loop cut to the width of the radiator and ran it from the top of the radiator on the engine side down and under the AC condenser and back up over the top of the AC condenser back to where I started. Joined the two ends with a few zip ties. At least once a year, more often if I see junk build up, I cut the zips and pull out the screen from the top and replace with new. You can make the swap easier by attaching your replacement screen to the old one so that as you pull the old out you pull the new into place.
Keeps all the big crap out and really reduces how much might get through to clog the AC condenser and radiator cores.

I also have one of these which I cover with the fiberglass window screening on the side facing the road. I replace that as well whenever it looks like it needs it.


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Huh, interesting...I may have to consider fabricating something along this line.
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Great thread and awesome pics. This will help a lot of people out. One question, did you happen to notice if the Dewitts fans weighed about the same or less as the stock setup?

The new fans from Dewitt's seemed to weigh just slightly less, but it might be marginal. I don't have a scale, so I do not know for sure.
...if they do, it might only be ounces. As far as the radiators go, the Dewitt's is a bit heavier because it's bigger. I think everything balances out though, especially after removing all the crap that was stuck in there!
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