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Degrees 02-04-2013 08:04 PM

Clutch Fan removal tool
 
Hey fanatics, I recently tried changing the VANOS seals on my 320i (auto) alongside a friend with a 323i (manual) and had an unpleasant surprise. It seems my auto car has it's fan mechanically linked to the engine and I need a special tool to remove it for access.

My question is, are there any fanatics in the Brisbane area who have such tool who would be willing to lend it out?

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CortinaD 02-04-2013 08:09 PM

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Originally Posted by Degrees (Post 15129589)
Hey fanatics, I recently tried changing the VANOS seals on my 320i (auto) alongside a friend with a 323i (manual) and had an unpleasant surprise. It seems my auto car has it's fan mechanically linked to the engine and I need a special tool to remove it for access.

My question is, are there any fanatics in the Brisbane area who have such tool who would be willing to lend it out?

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I just use a 32mm long spanner and smack it with a hammer and that always has been enough to crack the thread. It is a reverse thread so it isn't locked on tight when its installed.

BMWCaptain 02-04-2013 08:19 PM

Yes, I too use a 32 mm opened end wrench. I use a screw driver between the bolts to hold the pulley steady. First time removal is the hardest.

Degrees 02-04-2013 09:06 PM

I too tried the hammer and 32mm technique. Unfortunately there wasn't enough resistance and the spanner just turned all the pulleys. I will try this screwdriver method.

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E46 Coupe 02-04-2013 11:31 PM

PM Ballistic325 for fan clutch tool.. it says so in his signature.

AmazingNutz 02-04-2013 11:39 PM

OP, I highly suggest you invest in one because its not expensive. You're gonna need to use it again in the future.

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Ballistic325 02-05-2013 03:38 AM

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Originally Posted by E46 Coupe (Post 15130235)
PM Ballistic325 for fan clutch tool.. it says so in his signature.


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