Click to go to Forum Home Click to go to maXbimmer Home

Go Back   maXbimmer Forums > maXimum Tech > 3 Series > E36 (1991 - 1999)
User Name
Password


Welcome to Maxbimmer.com!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 03-24-2010, 11:50 PM   #1
proudbmwownr
1st Gear Newbie
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: mississauga
Posts: 35
where to get the pully holding tool for clutch fan ?

hi there everyone i joined a couple of months back but this is my first post..

i need the tool to hold the pully while i take the clutch fan. i tried a screw driver but that got bent.
i need to get the clutch fan out to reseal the thermostat housing.

any places that sell them other than the stealership ?
maybe even someone local can let me borrow it ?
i tried ebay but shipping costs like $20 for canada lol
i already got the 32 mm wrench from princess auto.. but they dont have the pulley holding tool
thanks everyone
proudbmwownr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-25-2010, 01:00 AM   #2
blk3
4th Gear Member
 
blk3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Oshawa On Canada
Posts: 827
personally i bought a matco set that allows you to attach an air hammer at the end which makes removing clutch fans a snap. costs a bit ($250) but thats with all the adapters and hard case. much cheaper if you buy the wrench you need and the air hammer adapter piece. works great and worth the money.
blk3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-25-2010, 01:05 AM   #3
steve.325i
2nd Gear Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Brampton Ontario
Posts: 98
Quote:
Originally Posted by proudbmwownr View Post
hi there everyone i joined a couple of months back but this is my first post..

i need the tool to hold the pully while i take the clutch fan. i tried a screw driver but that got bent.
i need to get the clutch fan out to reseal the thermostat housing.

any places that sell them other than the stealership ?
maybe even someone local can let me borrow it ?
i tried ebay but shipping costs like $20 for canada lol
i already got the 32 mm wrench from princess auto.. but they dont have the pulley holding tool
thanks everyone
I ordered mine for way too much money from bimmertools in the states and paid more then that in shipping brokerage & taxes. Then I see on the packaging that it is also good for 4.3L & similiar GMC and Ford trucks.

They sell ones for Domestic trucks at Partsource.

Last edited by steve.325i; 03-25-2010 at 01:08 AM.
steve.325i is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-25-2010, 10:06 AM   #4
INFAMOU$
Automotive Puppeteer
 
INFAMOU$'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Dubai, UAE
Posts: 1,729
Send a message via MSN to INFAMOU$
lol.. a hammer on the wrench works fine.. Save your money. Just remember that clockwise = loosen.
INFAMOU$ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-25-2010, 10:33 AM   #5
proudbmwownr
1st Gear Newbie
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: mississauga
Posts: 35
i hammered the shit out of it yesterday and it wouldnt budge.
it would move but moves the pulley with it

i guess im gona check out partsource
thanks everyone
proudbmwownr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-25-2010, 11:28 AM   #6
INFAMOU$
Automotive Puppeteer
 
INFAMOU$'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Dubai, UAE
Posts: 1,729
Send a message via MSN to INFAMOU$
Spray it with liquid wrench first and let it sit (don't get it on the belt).. Better yet.. also, get the engine nice and warm for a bit (after driving for the day) then try it. I am sure it will come off!
INFAMOU$ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-25-2010, 11:33 AM   #7
archrival
E36 Addict
 
archrival's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Norwood, Ontario
Posts: 560
^ What he said. You may have to hit it with the hammer ten times but it will come loose. Also make sure you are using a decent sized hammer and going clockwise to loosen.
archrival is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-25-2010, 11:44 AM   #8
hockeyfan27
5th Gear Member
 
hockeyfan27's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Durham Region
Posts: 923
i had the same issue with the pulley slipping in the belt. I even removed the belt and used one of those strap clamp things and had no luck.

I eventually made my own tool. I took a piece of steel, drilled 2 holes in it (spaced to allow me to bolt it to the pulley using 2 of the 4 bolts that hold it on) then I went to town with the hammer. I only went this route as partsource had already lent out the tool, I thought I'd be ok with out and it was too late to check other stores.

I might even still have it, if so you are welcome to it. I'd check your local part store, they should lend/rent it out (and that would have a nice handle, unlike mine which is raw steel)
__________________

1998 328ic - Sold
hockeyfan27 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-25-2010, 11:55 AM   #9
mhamouda
Lookin like M
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: mississauga/downtown
Posts: 656
if ur in mississauga, ill lend you mine,
let me know when u need it
4165756057
mhamouda is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2010, 12:21 PM   #10
exbmwtech
2nd Gear Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: North of T.O.
Posts: 58
I bought a universal one at princess auto for $15-$20 (I think it said for chevys on the label) works fine used it many times.
exbmwtech is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2010, 09:25 PM   #11
Eurostyle
MaXsponsor
 
Eurostyle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Milton
Posts: 14,967
Quote:
Originally Posted by exbmwtech View Post
I bought a universal one at princess auto for $15-$20 (I think it said for chevys on the label) works fine used it many times.
+1! Have been using the GM or Chevy one from Princese, was under $10...works great!
__________________
BIMMER HEAVEN
Specialized in BMW recycling, all OEM used parts
Up to 90% off new cost!!!
Most models E30 E36 E46 E90 E92 E93 E34 E39 E60 E32 E38 E65 E66 X3 X5 M3 M5 Z4


2nd location opening SOON!!!!

Call 11-8PM 416 821-2578
New inventory daily. 50+ cars in stock!
Eurostyle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2010, 08:13 PM   #12
proudbmwownr
1st Gear Newbie
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: mississauga
Posts: 35
borrowed it from mhamouda (thanks again) and no more coolant leaks for me
which princess auto ru guys talkin about, the one on dixie ? im pretty sure i looked there and didnt find it
proudbmwownr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-05-2010, 09:57 AM   #13
Darkness95m3
6th Gear Member
 
Darkness95m3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Ontario
Posts: 2,677
I have removed mine on many vehicles.

My steps were;
1) liquid wrench
2) good hit with hammer on wrench

and off it comes.
Darkness95m3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:51 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.