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Old 03-13-2013, 09:20 AM   #321
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How's is everybody car running that did this, any issues?

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Old 03-19-2013, 11:41 PM   #322
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Anyone know the Behr part # for the fan? The Ebay listings above have been dc'ed a long time ago. Thanks in advance!

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Old 03-20-2013, 05:44 AM   #323
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Anyone know the Behr part # for the fan? The Ebay listings above have been dc'ed a long time ago. Thanks in advance!
it's in solidjakes thread farther down

put the part number into bma parts

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Old 03-20-2013, 06:46 AM   #324
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Here is some info for ya. Also the water pump thread cap nut.

New-Part.com
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Water Pump Thread Cap/Nut
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Old 03-20-2013, 05:30 PM   #325
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ahh, see, i didn't know there was a cap nut

but, it's not coming up for me
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still getting a blank on thread cap, anyone got a part number?
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Here is some info for ya. Also the water pump thread cap nut.
Don't feel bad, there isn't a BMW part for the a thread cap, and beyond wanting something to look pretty, I'm not sure why you'd need one. In any event, if you want one, here's one source.
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Here is some info for ya. Also the water pump thread cap nut.

New-Part.com
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ECSTuning.com
Price: $242.00
Pelican Parts.com
Price: $261.00

Water Pump Thread Cap/Nut
Price: $10.00

Brand: 17 11 7 561 757Part #: 17117561757Other Part #: OEM BEHROther Part #: -Condition: NewPrice: $204.00

parts went up on fans?
I'm seeing a mark up
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bueller? anyone?
Sorry man, been down with food poisoning. Here is the link although one was posted already. Fixed above also.

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I'm seeing a mark up
I installed the Bosch version of the fan two years ago, and checking it's current price at autohausaz it's $245.
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Is Bosch better than Behr?

I'm seeing Bosch fans from $150 on eBay but Behr fans are all $220 and up

Also anyone put in a used oem electric fan from a manual tranny parts car? I'm seeing some used fans for cheap as well.
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Don't know if Bosch is better than Behr. Bosch is an OEM supplier of the fan, Behr may be too.
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Don't know if Bosch is better than Behr. Bosch is an OEM supplier of the fan, Behr may be too.
How safe is installing a 'used' Electric Fan?
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My first thought is going from 2 fans to one, reliability is an important factor in the one fan.

That said, you don't often hear about manual transmission electric fans failing. Once you remove the pusher fan in front, that opens alot of air directly to the radiator, so how often does the fan run? Sitting in traffic with the a/c on or other idling, but likely not much more. However, the failure mode is likely to be like a fuel pump, rarely in the driveway.

I might approach with caution a fan that's been sitting outside for awhile, as I don't know if internal motor rust/corrosion is a consideration on a fan that hasn't been run for a long time.

For mine, I bought new.
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My first thought is going from 2 fans to one, reliability is an important factor in the one fan.

That said, you don't often hear about manual transmission electric fans failing. Once you remove the pusher fan in front, that opens alot of air directly to the radiator, so how often does the fan run? Sitting in traffic with the a/c on or other idling, but likely not much more. However, the failure mode is likely to be like a fuel pump, rarely in the driveway.

I might approach with caution a fan that's been sitting outside for awhile, as I don't know if internal motor rust/corrosion is a consideration on a fan that hasn't been run for a long time.

For mine, I bought new.

Just got one for literally free from a salvaged 06/2003 330i manual car (that got rear ended) with 132,000 miles.

All I have to do is drive to 70 miles in and out of Connecticut for it.

Seller says it is actually still in the car and the engine and everything works as I am writing this. I may also get some other parts off the car while I am there.

fingers crossed.

My guess is if it has worked since 2002 to now over 130,000 miles then I should be good.

Now I have money left over to get my Stewart Water Pump and a few other things my car desperately needs!
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Jake said the used fan was a bad idea as the bushings tend to wear out eventually after 130,000 miles.
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Where did you get your fan from? Did you get bosch? or behr?
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