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Old 05-01-2017, 05:08 PM   #1
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2002 316i clutch fan or electric?

Hey guys,

I was wondering if a 2002 316i has a clutch fan or an electric fan?

If it's a clutch fan, is it hard to switch to a temperature operated electric fan?
And how would one do this?

Any help is appreciated since I couldn't find any info while googling for it.

Thanks in advance.
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Old 05-01-2017, 05:43 PM   #2
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You have an electric fan - the viscous clutch fan was not on any EU 316 models

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