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Old 11-19-2008, 09:56 PM   #58
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Originally Posted by bombguy View Post
Just to let everyone know, not all of these cars have an electric fan. I just tried doing my belts and got 2 steps into the DIY and couldn't go any further. If you have a belt driven fan you will need a special fan tool or you may possibly be able to use a 32mm wrench and get it off that way. I will be postponing my DIY because I don't feel safe doing it the "ghetto" way.

Just a "heads up" for my fellow DIY'ers!!

Right. Don't rush onto this job if you are not mechanical incline. My manual has a pulley driven fan (attached to the pulley) and also an electric fan/fan shroud. The pulley driven fan needs a special tool (right-hand turn to open) in order to remove the fan from the pulley. Not all manual BMW will look exactly like what the OP show in the pics. Just some additional FYI.
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