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E46 M3 (2001-2006) Engine: S54 - Max Hp: 333 hp at 7,900 rpm / 262 lb/ft at 4,900 rpm
Total Produced: 45,000+ - Years Produced: 2001 to 2006.


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Old Tue, Jul-10-2018, 06:25:11 PM   #1
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Default Electric Fan mounting

So I searched a bit on the forum and couldn't find anything about using push through nylon mounts like below for mounting a fan directly to the Radiator. Is there a reason most seem not to use these?





For background I have Mishimoto fan attached using their aluminum shroud, but the fan is extremely close to the AC pulleys and belts and has come loose (from top mounting point) at least once and rubbed on the pulley/belt. I would rather not push nylon rods through the radiator, but I am worried that the current configuration will come loose again and destroy the fan and belt.
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Iíve used them...they work fine.


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I appreciate the response, but just to clarify since "fine" to me means just ok, is there another set up you like better that still keeps the fan close to the radiator and farther away from the belts/pulleys?
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I appreciate the response, but just to clarify since "fine" to me means just ok, is there another set up you like better that still keeps the fan close to the radiator and farther away from the belts/pulleys?

Thatís probably your best option. Itís kind of a pain if you need to remove the fan. And you have to buy more mounts.


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The other option is to get a sheet of aluminum from Amazon, and make your own bracket (the route I took)

Even then, it's still close to the belts, etc. ...but I haven't had issues
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Check out N15 Design
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Made my own out of aluminum. Works just fine, havent had any interference issues


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