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Old 06-24-2010, 09:59 PM   #116
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Originally Posted by Cobra View Post
it's more than worth it just for the fact that you won't have to worry about the mechanical fan blowing up.

i blew my mechanical fan twice, with no warning. bimmer shop(yes, that's what it's called) thinks the likely culprit was the water pump. anyhow, because of the fan blades exploding, it took out my radiator, a bunch of hoses, and even punctured the hood. i was actually going to eventually do the electric fan conversion with a SPAL fan, but that one requires a new relay, thermostat, and wiring kit, as well as a mounting kit...

so Kens route would be easier

if that's true, just go with the SPAL route, like i said.


cooling > SPAL electric fans
Did you do the SPAL Electric Fan setup? If so are these all the parts that I need?

SPAL Electric Fans
Select Model Number: 30102049 - 16" High Perf. Fan - Pull, Curved
1 SPAL 16" Fan Shroud Gasket $11.99
1 Electric Fan Quick Mount Kit $5.99
1 SPAL Fan Bracket and Strap Mounting Kit $16.99
1 SPAL Fan Relay, Thermostat, and Wiring Kits
Select Kit: Basic Relay Harness Kit
Total $219.95
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