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Old 02-04-2013, 07:04 PM   #1
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Clutch Fan removal tool

Hey fanatics, I recently tried changing the VANOS seals on my 320i (auto) alongside a friend with a 323i (manual) and had an unpleasant surprise. It seems my auto car has it's fan mechanically linked to the engine and I need a special tool to remove it for access.

My question is, are there any fanatics in the Brisbane area who have such tool who would be willing to lend it out?

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Old 02-04-2013, 07:09 PM   #2
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Hey fanatics, I recently tried changing the VANOS seals on my 320i (auto) alongside a friend with a 323i (manual) and had an unpleasant surprise. It seems my auto car has it's fan mechanically linked to the engine and I need a special tool to remove it for access.

My question is, are there any fanatics in the Brisbane area who have such tool who would be willing to lend it out?

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I just use a 32mm long spanner and smack it with a hammer and that always has been enough to crack the thread. It is a reverse thread so it isn't locked on tight when its installed.
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Old 02-04-2013, 07:19 PM   #3
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Yes, I too use a 32 mm opened end wrench. I use a screw driver between the bolts to hold the pulley steady. First time removal is the hardest.
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Old 02-04-2013, 08:06 PM   #4
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I too tried the hammer and 32mm technique. Unfortunately there wasn't enough resistance and the spanner just turned all the pulleys. I will try this screwdriver method.

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Old 02-04-2013, 10:31 PM   #5
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PM Ballistic325 for fan clutch tool.. it says so in his signature.
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Old 02-05-2013, 02:38 AM   #6
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PM Ballistic325 for fan clutch tool.. it says so in his signature.




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Old 02-04-2013, 10:39 PM   #7
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OP, I highly suggest you invest in one because its not expensive. You're gonna need to use it again in the future.

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