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Old Sun, Aug-14-2011, 10:24:04 PM   #11
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Great DIY -- thanks!

Did my fan clutch today. Only things I'd add:

1. The fan blades can attach to the fan clutch in two ways, so remember how they're bolted to the fan clutch. Otherwise, the fan clutch + blades won't go back on. Ask me how I know.

2. Be sure to reattach the fan shroud middle "catch." To do this, I found it easiest to remove the top torx screw and hook the shroud back on before reassembling everything.

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Does anyone have a pic of this "catch" in the middle of the shroud?
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Old Tue, Jan-10-2012, 02:31:39 PM   #13
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Does anyone have a pic of this "catch" in the middle of the shroud?
I don't have a picture, but it's pretty clear once you're in there and looking for it. Here's the realoem diagram:
http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts...07&hg=17&fg=05

There is a plastic tab from (4) that fits into (2).
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Old Fri, Sep-14-2012, 02:26:06 AM   #14
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Thanks a lot for writing this up. I started with the other fella's tip from E46Fanatics, but his didn't have the radiator hose like our M's. Everything went smoothly. What really helped was your tip on bending the shroud to let the fan assembly out. Thanks again!
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After the change, I've noticed that my oil temp is now running a tad over 210. Did that happen to you guys as well?
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After the change, I've noticed that my oil temp is now running a tad over 210. Did that happen to you guys as well?
That seems pretty high. How old is your coolant?

I thought it was my fan clutch going out and and coolant change brought my temps down.
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That seems pretty high. How old is your coolant?
After the 4th day, I'm running a hair under 210 and cooler water temps. I guess the unit just needed to settle in.
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One thing to add is that you should also clean out the radiator and oil cooler with a hose , both directions, before you put back together. You will be surprised of all the contamients you wash out.
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