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E36 M3 (1992-1999) {Euro - S50 B32 321hp @ 7400 rpm} {U.S. - S52 B32 240 hp @ 6000 rpm}
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Old Thu, Dec-09-2010, 09:58:35 PM   #21
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i got a new fan and new fan clutch i was gonna use


you're welcome to have it for 100 + ship

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Where's badgtho when you need him on this issue. haa haaaaa
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Old Fri, Dec-10-2010, 02:55:54 AM   #23
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Its done on my car but I just bought the thing...
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Old Fri, Dec-10-2010, 01:38:34 PM   #24
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Pull the fan it sounds like it is on it's last legs. With the current temperatures and highwya driving you shouldn't have any issue. The main concern is sitting stationary in traffic in warmer temperatures. Do a proper delete setup or get a new fan/clutch when the time is available before spring rolls around.
To be clear, you car will still overheat no problem in cold weather when it is stationary and without any fan at all. Free convection is not enough to pull sufficient heat off the radiator, you need forced convection regardless of ambient temperature. So you need to make sure your aux fan is working first.
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Old Fri, Dec-10-2010, 01:47:14 PM   #25
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i got a new fan and new fan clutch i was gonna use


you're welcome to have it for 100 + ship

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Good deal for new fan and clutch. You can also look into getting a eurodiesel fan from cmuzzy on bf.c. They are generally more reliable than the OEM ones for our cars (they don't implode because of the ring around the blades) and they flow more air. They are a little noisier though.

Probably doesn't matter either way which was you go when push comes to shove, but a lot of people run eurodiesel and it might be something worth looking into if you do want to run a fan.

Also, I don't think anyone mentioned this yet, but make sure your engine mounts aren't worn because that's the most common reason for the fan imploding. There's very little space between the fan and the radiator and worn engine mounts mean the engine will move more when it kicks, throwing the fan into the radiator. Then you have problems.

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This is incorrect. You car will still overheat no problem in cold weather when it is stationary and without a fan. Free convection is not enough to pull sufficient heat off the radiator, you need forced convection regardless of ambient temperature. So yes while running without the fan seems like the lesser of 2 evils in this case, don't fool yourself into thinking that just because it is cold outside, you can remain at a standstill for very long while the car is running.
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Old Fri, Dec-10-2010, 03:07:09 PM   #26
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Joe, if the aux fan is working, it's not an issue. I've sat in 105F traffic jams with the AC blasting and temps never got over 210F. As long as the aux fan works, the mechanical fan is really redundant.
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Joe, if the aux fan is working, it's not an issue. I've sat in 105F traffic jams with the AC blasting and temps never got over 210F. As long as the aux fan works, the mechanical fan is really redundant.
Agreed. I guess I just on a tangent in my own mind and forgot the aux fan is still there. Thanks for point that out, I edited my post.
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Joe, if the aux fan is working, it's not an issue. I've sat in 105F traffic jams with the AC blasting and temps never got over 210F. As long as the aux fan works, the mechanical fan is really redundant.
This may be true for stock-ish bolt-on NA cars but is not the case once FI is added. Many in the FI section swear by keeping the stock mechanical fan.

In case anybody may be going FI in the future.

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Old Fri, Dec-10-2010, 04:11:56 PM   #29
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Bagtho isn't going to chime in cuz this has been discussed to death. The original poster should have done a search.

Otherwise, I did the FDM. Had no problems for 2 years. 2 bottle of WatterWetter is overkill to me. I sold the car and the new owner (18yrs old) overheated the engine twice. I have no idea what his conditions were.
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Welp, just pulled the fan. Isnt really too tough of a job. Car sounds better now without that damn thing.
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