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Oil Cooler Fan Kit for '86 930

I'm looking to install a fan for the front wheel well oil cooler in my '86 930. I see Patrick Motorsports have a fan but didn't see a kit. I need mounting hardware, thermostat, etc.

What's the best setup? I tried the search and didn't see any mention of a kit.

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Here you go.
https://www.elephantracing.com/porsche/911/oil-cooling-for-911/oil-cooler-fans/
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Or try Bat for Mocal products: British American Transfer
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Any OEM Carrera fan will work. Pelican sells them and the sensers and relay and pigtail.
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Search. I had Elephant racing fan for a while then I found a replacement that blew almost twice the cfm. Donít waste ur money on the ER fan. When I get home Iíll try and find the kit I bought. Threw the ER away.
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Thanks for the replies.

I'm still getting the feel of the landscape for oil cooler fans.

Question: I've seen fans from 5.25in, 6.5in, 7in, and 8in. Not sure which will fit the best. The picture below is Mocal's 5.25in fan. If this fan is used, why not use 2 fans and cool the entire cooler?

Question: My '86 930 doesn't have an oil cooler fan. Would the cooler be plumbed for a thermostat?

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Any OEM Carrera fan will work. Pelican sells them and the sensers and relay and pigtail.
I guess I should have said "Thermostat control switch" instead of "senser"
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Don't get the elephant racing one, fan won't fit. I have that kit, ended up buying a fan from summit looks like in post #6. ER fan will go on my A/C condenser instead
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I used this one on a Carrera Cooler and purchased a thermostat and relay kit from the same website.
It works fine.

https://www.americanvolt.com/collections/single-electric-fans/products/6-inch-small-slim-electric-fan-12v-radiator-oil-cooler-atv-mini-tractor-mower


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[QUOTE=spoke;10015225]Thanks for the replies.

I'm still getting the feel of the landscape for oil cooler fans.

Question: I've seen fans from 5.25in, 6.5in, 7in, and 8in. Not sure which will fit the best. The picture below is Mocal's 5.25in fan. If this fan is used, why not use 2 fans and cool the entire cooler?

Question: My '86 930 doesn't have an oil cooler fan. Would the cooler be plumbed for a thermostat?

This looks a lot like the Mocal 44 row cooler I got from BAT a few years ago. I bought a Porsche kit which included the cooler, about 40ft of braided hose, the thermostat, fittings and the 5" fan.


I felt the fan would restrict airflow when not running so one fan would be a good compromise. Instead of trusting a thermostatic fan switch. I wired in a manual switch and put it in the glovebox. This has worked great for a couple of years mainly relieving the stress from watching the temp gauge on a +100* day with the ac running.



I think you will have to build your own mount with aluminum and install your fittings for any aftermarket cooler, not hard to do for the guy that makes LED lights (I like your LED brake lights)
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I used this one on a Carrera Cooler and purchased a thermostat and relay kit from the same website.
It works fine.

https://www.americanvolt.com/collections/single-electric-fans/products/6-inch-small-slim-electric-fan-12v-radiator-oil-cooler-atv-mini-tractor-mower


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This is the one that I used to replace my ER fan as well. No comparison at all between the air flow of this fan and the Elephant Racing. When running side by side, the ER fan doesn't even appear to be flowing air at all.
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Thanks for the replies.

I'm still getting the feel of the landscape for oil cooler fans.

Question: I've seen fans from 5.25in, 6.5in, 7in, and 8in. Not sure which will fit the best. The picture below is Mocal's 5.25in fan. If this fan is used, why not use 2 fans and cool the entire cooler?

Question: My '86 930 doesn't have an oil cooler fan. Would the cooler be plumbed for a thermostat?

I also have 86...
1) Unless you modify the headlight bucket, due to clearance, the fan will only fit on the lower portion of the cooler.

2) My cooler was not plumbed for thermostat, no problem as the probe just slides between the fins, allowing you to place wherever, and the aftermarket thermostat is adjustable, factory is not, so you can have it come on a bit early if you want.
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Don't get the elephant racing one, fan won't fit. I have that kit, ended up buying a fan from summit looks like in post #6. ER fan will go on my A/C condenser instead
I had the same experience on my 86 with that kit. There's also a difference in the mounting bracket for the oil-cooler, Elephant doesnt call that out.

It was a pain but my mechanic made it work with the stock bracket. Just an FYI.
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I attached my Americanvolt fan to the cooler via two 4mm bolts/nuts, drilling two very small holes one on each side of the outside lip of the cooler frame. I did the same with the ER fan, so they both actually fit fine. Fan mounts diagonal to allow the holes to align.
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I used this one on a Carrera Cooler and purchased a thermostat and relay kit from the same website.
It works fine.

https://www.americanvolt.com/collections/single-electric-fans/products/6-inch-small-slim-electric-fan-12v-radiator-oil-cooler-atv-mini-tractor-mower


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I just purchased this kit with the adjustable thermostat.

Now to start planning installation. There's not much room behind the bumper. I'm assuming the bumper comes off for this install. I've never removed the bumper before. I assume there's bolts somewhere as well as disconnect the turnsignals and running lights.

Looks like the horn bracket may interfere with the fan.

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I also need to replace the original seal around the oil cooler. The only one I've seen is this one on Pelican. It says "late style" which means there could be an "early style". Is this the seal for my '86 930? Also seems kinda spendy. Any other options?

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I didn't have to pull my bumper, I did have to slightly relocate my horns.
Here is a picture during installation with my home made bracket.



At my age I have more pictures than memory.
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I just purchased this kit with the adjustable thermostat.

Now to start planning installation. There's not much room behind the bumper. I'm assuming the bumper comes off for this install. I've never removed the bumper before. I assume there's bolts somewhere as well as disconnect the turnsignals and running lights.

Looks like the horn bracket may interfere with the fan.

Bumper does not come off, just drop the oil cooler. Once you get the fan mounted and cooler back in place, you'll see how to configure the horns for clearance. Also, now is a good time to replace the oil cooler foam seal, regardless of condition. Also, fan mounts on bottom portion of cooler, as you'll see from headlight bucket clearance.
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I also need to replace the original seal around the oil cooler. The only one I've seen is this one on Pelican. It says "late style" which means there could be an "early style". Is this the seal for my '86 930? Also seems kinda spendy. Any other options?

I used a piece of 3" gray pipe insulation - Lowe's almost $0
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