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Old 02-02-2012, 12:47 PM   #141
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Good idea, but not sure I've ever seen one. I'd have to go looking. Then you would have to figure out somewhere to put it.

Several of these conversions have been driven in FL and other hot places for many miles. Plus, the dealer I spoke with didn't think it made much difference to the tranny, but if there is any downside, that is it. If my tranny goes, I will consider switching it to a manual unless I get a bum knee or something that prevents me from ever driving a manual.
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Old 02-02-2012, 01:10 PM   #142
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Good idea, but not sure I've ever seen one. I'd have to go looking. Then you would have to figure out somewhere to put it.

Several of these conversions have been driven in FL and other hot places for many miles. Plus, the dealer I spoke with didn't think it made much difference to the tranny, but if there is any downside, that is it. If my tranny goes, I will consider switching it to a manual unless I get a bum knee or something that prevents me from ever driving a manual.
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Old 02-20-2012, 08:43 AM   #143
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If this helps, at all, I'm going to post a before and after video of my engine bay for this mod. I've been having a galloping noise, and I'm pretty sure it's coming from the damn mech fan. It kinda wobbles in there. Can't wait to get it out for good.
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All the link i saw that was pointing on where to get the fan says its an aux fan. Since the car has an aux fan and the mech fan. Couldn't I just use the aux fan and move it between the engine and the radiator? I'm not sure if they are different but the ones on ebay that is around 200 $ says its the aux fan assembly.
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See this Bosch OEM fan between radiator and engine. The reason you don't just move the aux fan in front of the radiator to behind the radiator is that the mounting points are different.
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See this Bosch OEM fan between radiator and engine. The reason you don't just move the aux fan in front of the radiator to behind the radiator is that the mounting points are different.
Is it just the mounting point? Is there like a detail spec on the 2? Like speed and other things.

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Is there like a detail spec on the 2? Like speed and other things.
I haven't seen any specs on the two fan motors. Since the fan is under control of the computer, I'd guess that the motor specs aren't that critical.
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See this Bosch OEM fan between radiator and engine. The reason you don't just move the aux fan in front of the radiator to behind the radiator is that the mounting points are different.
Wouldn't it be blowing the wrong way as well?
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Could you not also just flip it right then ziptie like there's no tomorrow lol

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Old 02-23-2012, 08:21 PM   #151
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Could you not also just flip it right then ziptie like there's no tomorrow lol

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The fan is designed to "suck air"... flipping it will blow it away from the engine
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If this helps, at all, I'm going to post a before and after video of my engine bay for this mod. I've been having a galloping noise, and I'm pretty sure it's coming from the damn mech fan. It kinda wobbles in there. Can't wait to get it out for good.
The mechanical fan? If its doing that you might want to replace your engine mounts as well.
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The mechanical fan? If its doing that you might want to replace your engine mounts as well.
Why?
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The fan is designed to "suck air"... flipping it will blow it away from the engine
Well people are taking that out and putting in the electric fan blowing away from the engine to the radiator. So i'm theory it should work correctly. But i'm just saying though.

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Does this work for E46M3 MT also?
are the parts fitted the same?
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When you press the gas it forces the engine to shift in it's place. That adds a lot of stress onto the transmission and the transmission mounts and then onto the center driveshaft, etc going down the entire car.
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When you press the gas it forces the engine to shift in it's place. That adds a lot of stress onto the transmission and the transmission mounts and then onto the center driveshaft, etc going down the entire car.
My fan isn't wobbling THAT BAD. It's just seems unbalanced. It doesn't wobble. It just doesn't spin on a perfect axis. That's what I meant
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Does this work for E46M3 MT also?
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I'm too lazy to give you an answer.
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