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Old 12-05-2007, 04:25 PM   #1
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clutch fan removal tool



good afternoon fellas!

I am in the porcess of putting together all the bits and pieces to do a cooling system overhaul on my 1993 325is, which will include a fan delete and waterpump replacement.

all sources i have researched so far suggest that this clutch fan removal tool is essential to get it done

http://www.zdmak.com/wbstore/main.as...h=&LowCt=0&PG=

anybody that can confirm that this is 70 dollars well spend, or are there creative ways to get it done without breaking my fingers in the process?

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Old 12-05-2007, 04:35 PM   #2
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nope!!!!not worth it...go to any place and buy a 32mm wrench and hit the end of it with a hammer to give it a few jolts to crack the nut loose. cost will be under 15$ this way.....make sure the belt is still on or you will not be able to get it cracked loose
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Old 12-05-2007, 04:42 PM   #3
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aha

I figured there is a way, will do.

TY sir

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Old 12-05-2007, 05:40 PM   #4
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Princess auto has a similar tool for a few $$, incase just wacking it does not work.
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Old 12-05-2007, 05:52 PM   #5
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Just get a bike tool, you can get it pretty much at any bike shop, it's a thin wrench with 32mm on one end and 34 on the other. Works great.
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Old 12-06-2007, 01:11 PM   #6
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i have it and i absolutely think its necessary...my fan was on so tight that it was difficult even with the tool.

$70 is overpriced however...i paid $30 for the fan removal tool, i believe on ebay.

and $7 for a bicycle 32mm wrench also on ebay

http://cgi.ebay.ca/Wrench-Force-32mm...QQcmdZViewItem

http://cgi.ebay.ca/BMW-Fan-Clutch-Nu...QQcmdZViewItem

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Old 12-06-2007, 06:52 PM   #7
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I confirm it is harder, but very doable without the tools.

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Old 12-06-2007, 09:28 PM   #8
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ebay for 30$ shipped with a 32
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Old 12-06-2007, 09:51 PM   #9
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If you had access to an air hammer you could make a knotch in the nut then use an air hammer to crack it. Worked once then I shaved the end of a wrench so it would fit into the air hammer and it worked amazingly without buying the kit.
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Old 12-07-2007, 01:08 PM   #10
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thx guys

thank you fellas,

just ordered it from ebay, dont know what got into the guys at pelican they usually have pretty decent pricing but this one was over the top

have a ticket free weekend

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Old 12-07-2007, 02:24 PM   #11
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I made my own out of a piece of flat aluminum bar stock. A drill, a grinder, and ten minutes... I've got a tool. Cost...Free
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Old 12-10-2007, 08:20 PM   #12
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I tried to do it with a 32mm wrench alone...impossible. We tried for an hour or more. You need something (fan clutch removal tool) to hold down the waterpump from spinning while you break the fan clutch loose with the 32mm wrench. You can borrow the fan clutch removal tool from canadian tire (you pay for it though then get your money back when you return the kit) however, the kit does not have the 32mm wrench but the fan clutch tool in there will work, you just also need to find a 32mm wrench.
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Old 12-11-2007, 01:27 AM   #13
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I just leave the belt on and smack the wrench with a hammer...never fails...air hammer is also an easy option...hit it on the edge of the nut and crack it loose
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Old 12-11-2007, 09:35 AM   #14
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I just leave the belt on and smack the wrench with a hammer...never fails...air hammer is also an easy option...hit it on the edge of the nut and crack it loose
+1.. never needed a fan removal tool..
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Old 12-11-2007, 07:04 PM   #15
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+1.. never needed a fan removal tool..
our driveway must just be the e36 service center
things just work haha
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