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Old 07-02-2008, 01:04 AM   #1
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Cheap fan removal tools



I picked up some decently cheap tools from Princess Auto in Mississauga and finally got to try them out today. $10 for the "Universal Fan Tool" to hold the water pump pulley stationary and $10 for a 1.25" wrench. The 32mm wrench is the same price, but the 1.25" is thinner but still pretty stout. I already had a 1.25" wrench, but it was way too thick and required me to remove 2 of the pulley bolts just to get clearance.

The new tools worked pretty good today when I took off the fan blade. A few weeks ago, I aborted my repair because the pry bar I was using to hold the pulley in place was starting to rip the bolt heads off the pulley. What a difference proper tools make
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Old 07-03-2008, 04:32 AM   #2
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Thanks for the info, I still have to get my fan out before it explodes.
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Old 07-03-2008, 09:02 PM   #3
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^^^come by if you want. I have a fan tool and 32mm wrench...
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Old 07-03-2008, 09:33 PM   #4
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partsource will lend you the tools.

either that or exploit generous people named dave.

i usually prefer the latter.
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Old 07-03-2008, 09:37 PM   #5
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^^^^ ahahaha ....
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Old 07-04-2008, 07:31 AM   #6
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Bicycle headset wrenches also work great as fan wrenches
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Old 07-04-2008, 08:25 AM   #7
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^^^ That's what I've got. It works great, and is the perfect thickness for the fan clutch... I think I paid $15 at a local bike shop...
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Old 07-04-2008, 10:48 AM   #8
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^^^ That's what I've got. It works great, and is the perfect thickness for the fan clutch... I think I paid $15 at a local bike shop...
Too bad its not as nice as that brushed steel fan removal tool though. Those holes/grinds are perfect!!!!

Seriously though I have had mittens as a kid from China that were better crafted than the quality we put into that fan tool. Then again you know what they say, for kids, by kids(FKBK) lol
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Old 07-06-2008, 03:32 AM   #9
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I'll get back to you about that Dave. Just need to order my Thermostat and fan switch. Might as well swap out the water pump while I'm at it as well.
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Old 07-06-2008, 02:11 PM   #10
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I've got a low mileage metal impeller OE Bmw waterpump kicking around. I found it yesterday while looking for that clutchline. There is no play in the shaft whatsoever, and basically it looks like new. You can have it cheap if you like....
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Old 07-06-2008, 04:43 PM   #11
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use a 32mm wrench and grind it down so its thinner, thats what i did and it works like a charm, you also just need to jar the fan clutch loose so i just use a hammer
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The hammer doesn't always work...I once tried to get it loose without the fan tool and it was nothing but a PITA. No matter how hard I hit it, it wouldn't break loose. Three seconds with the fan tool, and it was free. Not to mention you run the risk of smashing something else in the engine bay if you really have to get wild with the hammer. I'd NEVER go back to the hammer method now.
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Old 07-06-2008, 09:27 PM   #13
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lol well the hammer method isnt always for everyone, its all about angles. Im just saying insted of looking just shave down the 32mm thats all.
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