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Old 01-29-2012, 10:13 PM   #139
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Originally Posted by tootall View Post
This thread has a video on how to remove the fan with a 32 mm wrench and a sledge hammer in post #9:

Yeah, I have seen other youtube vids on removing it w/o the proper wrenches. IMO (please nobody yell at me for his) if you are going to work on your car, you shoudl have the tools.

Quick note - the fan clutch removal tool is sort of universal. You can pick up one for a GMC Jimmy or Ford Explorer and you will be good. I was dumb and bought mine online from bimmerspecialists and paid a fortune to have it sent to Canada ... and when I got it, the packaging lists all these domestic trucks that it will work on.

re: summertime performance - some guys have posted in this thread - they say they are good. Again, this is the fan that is used with the manual tranny.

Originally Posted by Solidjake View Post
For the facelift we that those plastic screws that hold the center duct.

omg - thanks Jake. I ijst re-read your post and it just came to me. You are right !! allfour of those damn things broke. Definitely brittle from years of heat. I guess @ my age my memory needs to be jolted @ times
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