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Old 03-13-2013, 04:10 PM   #1085
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Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Vancouver BC
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My Ride: 2002 325xi
Originally Posted by Mango View Post
Congrats and welcome.

With an adjustable wrench and a screwdriver, I've released fans in 5-10 seconds. I've done it for a few members here. nice to have the "right" tool but isn't necessary if you're in a bind.
I tried that to start but I had a feeling I would have a tough time as the nut itself had surface rust on it. Maybe its the snow and excessive rain we get here and the fact that the cooling system hasnt been serviced since new that made it difficult for me. When I had it out, the threads did have rust on them too...i hope my case is isolated then! Either way the tool i got (park tools is the brand) has a 36mm on the other side so oil changes will be easier!
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