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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
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Old Wed, Mar-07-2012, 12:33:37 AM   #1
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Question Fan Clutch - Good or Bad?

Don't have a lot of experience with these so need another person to tell me if this sounds right or not.

This is related to an issue I am having where I cannot track down a sound I ma having:
http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/showthread.php?t=397102

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Again, just like several of you have proved and myself: it's going to be nothing but a $hitshow until our science is to the height to which we can prove something's there and the time it gets there.

Until then, we must prevent these mistaken pregnancies in the first place
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Old Wed, Mar-07-2012, 12:34:32 AM   #2
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Default Re: Fan Clutch - Good or Bad?

bad, should be silent and smooth
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Old Wed, Mar-07-2012, 12:44:07 AM   #3
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Default Re: Fan Clutch - Good or Bad?

Swell. Thats what I was afraid of.

Take it this is the latest and greatest part number for this?
http://www.ecstuning.com/BMW-E46-M3-...h/Fan/ES24512/
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Again, just like several of you have proved and myself: it's going to be nothing but a $hitshow until our science is to the height to which we can prove something's there and the time it gets there.

Until then, we must prevent these mistaken pregnancies in the first place
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Old Wed, Mar-07-2012, 12:55:12 AM   #4
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Default Re: Fan Clutch - Good or Bad?

Like said above it should be silent and kinda stiff to move.
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It is indeed toast. AutohausAZ has the same part for much less FWIW.
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Old Wed, Mar-07-2012, 01:53:24 AM   #6
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Default Re: Fan Clutch - Good or Bad?

You could also go with this:

http://www.fcpeuro.com/products/bmw-...ch-11527831619
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^^ That is a good price as well. AutohasAZ was a tad cheaper at $84.
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What's the worst that can happen when these fail?
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It is indeed toast. AutohausAZ has the same part for much less FWIW.
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^^ That is a good price. AutohausAZ was a tad cheaper at $84.
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What's the worst that can happen when these fail?
Engine overheats in stop and go traffic
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can also explode shooting fan blades all over the place.not a pretty site.
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