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Old 03-14-2013, 06:29 PM   #1
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WTB: 32mm Spanner Wrench & Fan Pulley Holder

Replacing water pump & thermostat on automatic. Hoping to do it only once, so I'd rather not have to spend $50 or so for these two tools if I can avoid it. Any kind soul out there have a wrench & holder that you don't want / need / plan on ever using again that you'd be willing to let go for cheap?
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Old 03-15-2013, 03:56 PM   #2
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try amazon I've seen them for as cheap as 30$
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Old 03-16-2013, 01:17 AM   #3
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you plan on replacing the waterpump and thermostat only ONE time in the entire time you're going to own your car? Are you going to sell it soon or something? Incase you weren't aware, the cooling system is the weak point in the E46, and should be replaced every 60,000-80,000 miles. Preventative maintenance. Unless you don't plan on owning your car for too long, I wouldn't suggest only replacing them ONCE...

as for the tools, go to Northern Tool or another tool store and buy a 32mm wrench (it will fit, nothing special) then go to Lowe's and buy a piece of flat bar, 1/8" x 1" x 36" and drill a 7/16" hole near the bottom. This bar in combination with a 32mm wrench, will work as your fan tool.

Link to aluminum flat bar from Lowes:
http://www.lowes.com/pd_215885-37672...7C1&facetInfo=

Link to 32mm Wrench from Northern Tool:
http://www.northerntool.com/shop/too...3312_200313312


If you need more detail just let me know and I can take pictures of my flat bar so you'll understand better.
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Old 03-16-2013, 11:56 AM   #4
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Good ideas. Thanks.
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