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This is what happens when you have too much weight in a small trailer and the axle gets hung up on a big rock. Had to wade to shore with winch rope to wrap around tree. Love my big winch, she is purrty strong.
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Nice to have the right tools for the job
 
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It was refreshing, because I was very hot from cutting and splitting that red oak in humid 86 degree heat. New way to cool off LOL. The water kept the motor cool too, I left it running and the temp dropped to 120 and stayed there until I was out of the river. This was the 3rd trip with a load of oak. I did 2 more after this.
 

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Today, I finally finished installing a new rad fan, and LED temp gauge.
I had to do it on the cheaper side, as shipping from the USA is ridiculous.
I found Rhino aluminum rad fan and shroud on Amazon for 52.00, temp gauge was 27.00 and hose adapter another 20.00.
So, for under 100, I shouldn't have any more rad fan problem.
Old one was so noisy compared to this one. Now I am thinking I should install a fan bypass switch so I can also turn it on manually , as the factory setting starts fan on around 94C.
Some modifications were needed to get the mounting bolts to fit correctly, had to reverse the electrical pins in the plug , it turned out pretty good. It was a breeze to remove once the tire and shock was removed.
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Good job, you will like that setup. And that’s awesome that the Jameson & Coke came with the parts. 😂
 

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I did the fan bypass two weekends ago. I had a switch panel already with an open spot so all I had to do was splice in the fan got wire and run one wire to my switch. Very simple way to keep it running cooler. I also have the upgraded fan. Both are good mods to do.
 

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I did the fan bypass two weekends ago. I had a switch panel already with an open spot so all I had to do was splice in the fan got wire and run one wire to my switch. Very simple way to keep it running cooler. I also have the upgraded fan. Both are good mods to do.
I am not clear on how the bypass really works. Is it in conjunction with the factory on/off sensors??
And I'm am NOT a wiring guy.....me and wiring harness equals a BAD time.
I'll need more that a 66oz to get me through that.
I have seen you guys with the gang switches, all wired so pretty, but can't wrap my head around making it all work.
That's what electronic shops are for I guess.
 

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If I remember right, behind the coolant reservoir there is the wire loom that goes to the fan. The blue wire I believe is the “hot” wire. I will have to double check. I just tapped into that wire and ran a lead to my switch on my switch panel that is already grounded and power. Now you should have a relay in that circuit also but I’m ok with not having one. I don’t have loads of extra time on my hands.
 

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That will probably be a winter project, as I am gearing up for hunting season, and then putting plow back on for the winter tasks.
But thanks for the heads up, power supply . Also, could I not use the wiring blank, also located in that same area?
I am assuming that it is there for adding extras.
 

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The blue wire I believe is the “hot” wire. I will have to double check. I just tapped into that wire and ran a lead to my switch on my switch panel that is already grounded and power. Now you should have a relay in that circuit also but I’m ok with not having one. I don’t have loads of extra time on my hands.
That circuit will already have a relay, you are just adding a switch so no need to add another relay.
 
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