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Old July 6th, 2009, 12:24 AM   #1
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Fan Switch from Oakos

I've heard of lower temperature thermostat valves but after browsing a few parts sites I found this temperature fan switch from Oakos.com listed with Civic parts that had Accords listed as well. They don't specify what year accord I'm going on the fact that since they list newer civics I'm assuming its more likely for 4 banger accords than J series. On the other hand I do doubt the J series have that much difference in a fan switch than the 4 cyl version accords.

http://www.oakos.com/Merchant2/merch...ry_Code=414000

I figured with the lack of general aftermarket support for the little goodies that the more popular tuner hondas like civics and s2ks get that there would be some overlap in parts which could be used for accords. They are advertising that it comes on 15 degrees cooler but how much more efficient it is is highly debatable. Honestly I don't know what temperature the fan comes on anyway.

Just to play devils advocate depending where you car is it's possible in my mind that your fan could be running all the time; not sure about that.

The product is just a little parts morsel I thought I'd share with ya'll for discussion.

On a side note I've seen these little gizmos before years ago but never used one though I have run low temp thermostat valves that there 180 degrees and they did work well enough to drop the engine temp noticeably. I do like my engine to be still hot enough to warm my lunch; anyone for a pop-tart or engine grilled cheese?
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Old July 6th, 2009, 12:45 AM   #2
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OT but wow this shop is local to me

They are a good and well known shop
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Old July 6th, 2009, 07:57 AM   #3
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can anyone confirm this as compatible with the 7th gen accords? it'd be nice to have an alternative to the ridiculously overpriced mugen switch. now we just need a cheaper low temp thermostat
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Old July 6th, 2009, 08:20 AM   #4
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The fan switch is all nice and good, but is worthless without a matching thermostat, without the lower temp thermostat you are only running air thru the "static" coolant in the radiator since the thermostat would still be closed preventing coolant from circulating thru the radiator....
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Old July 6th, 2009, 12:05 PM   #5
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Old July 6th, 2009, 03:11 PM   #6
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Paul what aftermarket thermostat are we using? And is the mugen switch kai is talking about compatible?
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Old July 6th, 2009, 03:16 PM   #7
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I guess if you live in a damn hot area...you can just get rid of the thermostat.... let it open all the time in the summer
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Old July 6th, 2009, 03:21 PM   #8
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Umm south Florida hot enough?...lol
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Old July 6th, 2009, 03:23 PM   #9
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^I don't know~~~Some of my friends in Taiwan don't have thermostat.....but never tried myself, I had the mugen ones 150F open
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Old July 6th, 2009, 03:31 PM   #10
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i thought the fan switch was so you can run both fans at the same time?
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Old July 6th, 2009, 03:54 PM   #11
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Fan switch turns on the fans earlier, stock turn on is about 200F and off at 180F, the mugen switch is on at 165-170F and off at 150F
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Old July 6th, 2009, 04:07 PM   #12
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Hey paul, what aftermarket thermostat can we run?
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Old July 6th, 2009, 04:18 PM   #13
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Only mugen thermostat without hooking up the fan switch, my coolent is normally at 180F on a 100F+ day
with the fan switch connected, 155F to 165F for the coolant
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Old July 6th, 2009, 04:24 PM   #14
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Thats a pretty significant decrease in temperature. You have both mugen pieces? If so, do you happen to have a part number, i did a quick search and could't come up with anything made specifically for our cars.
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Old July 6th, 2009, 04:30 PM   #15
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use acura integra....
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Old July 6th, 2009, 04:57 PM   #16
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Any year Teg?
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Old July 6th, 2009, 05:05 PM   #17
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Any year Prelude......
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Old July 6th, 2009, 05:31 PM   #18
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Thank you sir! And thats for both right?
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Old July 6th, 2009, 05:48 PM   #19
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Yes, now you being a 06 you are going to have to get a 1-1/4 adaptor to add the fan switch since you already have a sensor in your thermo housing.
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Old July 7th, 2009, 10:30 AM   #20
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Could some one please give an actual brand/part number for a thermostat valve that'll work. I started looking up preluds and my head started to hurt thinking of the different variances. I know the preludes were from 2-2.3 liters so I'm really unsure of what to look for. If the Accord stock one opens up at 195 like I believe in most cars then I think a 180 should be good enough but I'm open to suggestions.

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Old July 10th, 2009, 09:13 AM   #21
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would this thermostat work?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/97-02...QQcmdZViewItem
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Old July 10th, 2009, 10:15 AM   #22
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It would fit, but is only 10D colder than stock....
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Old July 10th, 2009, 10:23 AM   #23
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details details....

160F prelude thermostate for 1979-1991 lude

http://www.autopartswarehouse.com/de...Q143-0687.html


heres half the price
http://www.speedycarparts.com/sku/Ho...279_9100074189
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Old July 10th, 2009, 10:43 AM   #24
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Old July 10th, 2009, 10:51 AM   #25
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wait so what else is needed? the 160 lude thermostat is good so it needs a matching fan switch?


i guess you could get the mugen fan switch then the thermostat that i posted... and ud still save like 70 dollars over the mugen thermostat

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Old July 10th, 2009, 11:42 AM   #26
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It would be much better for them to be matched, otherwise the fans will be running before the thermo opens....
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Old July 10th, 2009, 12:02 PM   #27
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Thanks guys this helps. I did notice size differences on the height and diameter of the valves (more the diameter that bugged me more) when looking at the various models. Is there a place where I can find a matching fan switch?

Or better yet is there some place that has both?

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Old July 14th, 2009, 06:45 PM   #28
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has anyone tried taking the thermostat out completely? i tried it and the temp gauge still went bak to the stock location i dont know if the temp went down in the motor but it dint look like it
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Old July 14th, 2009, 08:02 PM   #29
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That I've only heard guys at the drag strip doing or those other peeps on the site down in hotter climates. Being in PA I can't consider it for my application personally.
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Old July 15th, 2009, 12:07 AM   #30
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so to clarify any year lude .. But since i would be the exception of a 7.5. What was the talk about the 1/4 in. adapter? I am assuming on the ect sensor over the thermo housing not the secondary one behind it.
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