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Old 12-29-2005, 01:10 PM   #1
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Fan Delete?

Just wondering if anyone in the GTA has done the fan delete mod. Have there been any over heating issues in our climate (last summer was a hot one).

I'm just trying to decide if it's worth doing on my 97 328is and what i need to do it.

Any feedback is appreciated.

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Old 12-29-2005, 02:56 PM   #2
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from people i know who have it, they have had no issues ,and i havent heard of anyone having any... that i know of... i will be installing my fan delete kit come spring when my car comes out of hibernation
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Old 12-29-2005, 04:39 PM   #3
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I'm also planning on doing mine in the summer . . .

Is there anywhere to get the kit locally or do I need to order it from the U.S.?

What is included in the kit, maybe I can source the parts on my own.
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Old 12-29-2005, 07:31 PM   #4
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you can either make one yourself, or order a kit from places like understeer.com,, i think the price pretty much comes out the same if you order it, but paying the shipping is better than getting off my ass to go get all the components
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Old 12-29-2005, 07:38 PM   #5
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hahaha . . good point.

Thanks for the info.
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Old 12-30-2005, 12:22 AM   #6
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what is a fan delete mod, and what are the benefits?
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Old 12-30-2005, 01:11 AM   #7
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fan delete mod is where you remove your clutch fan to reduce parasitic drag thus freeing up a bit of horsepower.
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Old 12-30-2005, 10:34 AM   #8
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Hey guys. I have done the fan delete and underdrive pullies on my 323is. I tend to drive the car pretty hard but have not had any overheating problems. I also idle the car a bit at the drive-in and haven't had any problems there either.
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Old 12-30-2005, 11:28 AM   #9
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hey 98 im doing pretty much the same thing, underdrive pullies and fan delete, did you notice a significant gain on them?
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Old 12-30-2005, 12:33 PM   #10
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the fan delete and underdrive pullies are kind of like turning off the A/C. The car pulls a bit harder. Not major, but noticeable.
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Old 12-30-2005, 01:07 PM   #11
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I did the fan delete mod almost 3 years ago, I've had no issues, even sitting in traffic in like 35 degree weather with the A/C on. I installed underdrive pullies as well a couple years ago, still no issues.

I recommend the fan delete mod to any I6 e36 owner.

All the parts in the kit can be bought from any BMW dealer, with the exception of water wetter, which is a very important part of the mod.
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Old 12-30-2005, 03:39 PM   #12
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What does a water wetter do?
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Reduces the waters surface tension mostly, which prevents hot/boiling spots in the motor.
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Anyone wanna do a GB for this? if there's an interest for it i'll look into it
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it's not really an expensive mod.

The parts list is as follows:
- 2 Bottles of Red Line Water Wetter
- 11 53 1 466 174 80c Thermostat
- 11 53 1 265 084 O-ring
- 11 53 1 740 437 (5/92-up) / 11 53 1 748 047 (up to 5/92) Thermostat Housing Gasket
- 61 31 8 361 787 (up to 9/95) / 61 31 8 376 440 (9/95 and up) 80/88c Fan Switch
- 32 41 1 093 596 Fan Switch Sealing Ring
- BMW Coolant
- Distilled Water

The kit can be purchased from Understeer.com for $90US, and all you need is coolant and distilled water.

As a note, while you're there, get an aluminum thermostat housing, and check/replace your water pump.
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