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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 Sat, Sep-06-2014, 01:51:32 AM   #31
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Default Re: How to mount a Spal Electric fan to the stock shroud

infinkc - I just received my SPAL fan - 30101516 and it did not include the metal mounting bracket or mounting tabs.

Do I only need to order 1 bracket - 30130011? What about the 2 mounting tabs you used at the bottom? I'm not sure which part number you have pictured (30130010? 30130017? or 30130032?) I excluded the other 3 pictured on the box because those are obviously a lot longer. LMK thanks!
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Default Re: How to mount a Spal Electric fan to the stock shroud

And Mishimoto comes out with this: ECS Mishimoto Electric Fan Delete Kit

Interesting! After running really hot at the track this weekend (again) and having a top shelf cooling system, I'm wondering if this would help at all?
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Old Thu, Sep-18-2014, 05:28:57 PM   #33
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And Mishimoto comes out with this: ECS Mishimoto Electric Fan Delete Kit

Interesting! After running really hot at the track this weekend (again) and having a top shelf cooling system, I'm wondering if this would help at all?
I love the idea of a complete kit. I've been looking at the Spal fan but don't really like the way every DIY seems to figure out a slightly different way to do it.
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I honestly can't tell it's on, I think the aux fan is louder.
Thanks again!

I installed the Spal 30101516 fan this past weekend and can confirm it is quiet! The engine makes more noise than this fan.
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I installed the Spal 30101516 fan this past weekend and can confirm it is quiet! The engine makes more noise than this fan.

How did you wire it up?
Did u keep the six fan?
Is your car a street legal car?
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How did you wire it up?
Did u keep the six fan?
Is your car a street legal car?
Used the aux fan controller.
Ditched both aux and mechanical fan.
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Thanks again!

I installed the Spal 30101516 fan this past weekend and can confirm it is quiet! The engine makes more noise than this fan.
Even with the straight blades?

So I considering the SPAL 30102049 version which has curved blades and is a little bigger for more cooling. I know it won't fit the stock shroud, but since the CFM is higher, 2070 compared to 1610, can I wire it the same way as the OP?

It seems like he wired it so the AUX fan functions normally, but once temps reach 180 degrees, it kicks in as an additional cooling source. This is EXACTLY what I am looking for, so if anyone can confirm this, I'll be ordering. Thanks!
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Even with the straight blades?

So I considering the SPAL 30102049 version which has curved blades and is a little bigger for more cooling. I know it won't fit the stock shroud, but since the CFM is higher, 2070 compared to 1610, can I wire it the same way as the OP?

It seems like he wired it so the AUX fan functions normally, but once temps reach 180 degrees, it kicks in as an additional cooling source. This is EXACTLY what I am looking for, so if anyone can confirm this, I'll be ordering. Thanks!
Yes you can wire the higher CFM fan the same way that I did, it pulls the power directly from the battery so your not going to blow any other circuit in the car. It uses the temp switch to turn on at 180, the aux fan comes on as normal. You will need a higher amperage fuse with the larger fan.

Also ive been told that the fan from Amazon does not always come with the brackets, so you may need to order them as well.





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Even with the straight blades?

So I considering the SPAL 30102049 version which has curved blades and is a little bigger for more cooling. I know it won't fit the stock shroud, but since the CFM is higher, 2070 compared to 1610, can I wire it the same way as the OP?

It seems like he wired it so the AUX fan functions normally, but once temps reach 180 degrees, it kicks in as an additional cooling source. This is EXACTLY what I am looking for, so if anyone can confirm this, I'll be ordering. Thanks!
I recently did this with the "2049". Getting the aux fan removed is a B****, but wiring the aux controller to the fan is simple, just two wires. The fan easilly clears the water pump where the old clutch fan goes, but i did offset it for better clearance. As said the computer will then control your spal fan progressivly with temperature, and if you are inclined for coding the computer it can be adjusted. There are a few threads on this if you want to micromanage it. Im in FL and have used it all summer and had no issues w/ my temps even in traffic. The fan runs if your AC is on also if im not mistaken. Lastly its not at all noticable from inside the car while the fan is running. Outside you can tell its on but again the noise from this larger fan is a non issue.

Hope that helps.
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