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Old 06-20-2011, 05:12 PM   #36
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Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: PA
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My Ride: '01 3.25i Sport Pkg
Sweet! Did the swap. Works great. Definitely well worth the money if your original aux fan dies. (Or if it's just a project) Hardest part for me was the 4 plastic phillips screw things that hold in the duct to the radiator. They would just not come out. I ended up just breaking them out. Bumper was a breeze to take out, even by myself. I thought that would be the pain. Not the case.

Some things to add:
- Having the front of the car up on ramps was a big help.

- The 2 main bumper bolts are E-12 torx socket (directly fits a male T-50) and the bolts have to be fully removed.

- The 4 phillips that I broke off, the duct actually does fit and stay in place without putting them back in.
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