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Old 02-11-2010, 05:27 PM   #1
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Request for a picture of fan clutch tool

i was gonna make my own tool but was wondering if someone can provide a scan or a picture with some measurements of the holes that hold the fan. i know one is 32 mm but what is the one with the nuts like this picture

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Old 02-11-2010, 07:59 PM   #2
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just a suggestion.. it's on ebay for about $30..good luck
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Old 02-12-2010, 10:35 AM   #3
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Just out of curiosity doesn't the e46 use an electric fan? I know my e30 uses a viscous clutch I just replaced it, but my 325ci has an electric fan, and no I'm not talking about the aux fan.
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Old 02-12-2010, 10:50 PM   #4
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the automatic e46 uses a mechanical and the manuals have an electric.

i already have some spare sheet metal at home so i was going to try to diy
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Old 02-18-2010, 10:58 PM   #5
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The top tool you have pictured has the notch to clear the shaft and the holes/slots to fit over a pair of the bolt heads so the pulley doesn't turn, allowing you to turn the 32mm nut on the fan clutch. The same thing can be achieved with a long screwdriver shaft, but not as elegantly!
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