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Old 12-31-2005, 12:24 PM   #16
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Is it important to use distilled water? What's the reasoning behind that?
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Old 12-31-2005, 02:18 PM   #17
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Well, a few reasons, distilled water is non-conductive for one, and it's pure water, it as no impurites in it that will promote corrosion inside the radiator and engine.
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Old 12-31-2005, 02:25 PM   #18
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http://www.understeer.com/fanclutchmod.shtml

a write up on how to do it and what is needed. for all of you considering doing this. Welcome
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Old 12-31-2005, 02:52 PM   #19
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my stuff came today, i cant wait to put it all in.
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Old 12-31-2005, 03:07 PM   #20
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don't forget the Water Wetter. Good luck
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Old 12-31-2005, 05:20 PM   #21
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Let us know how it turns out.

do you mix the distilled water with the coolant? or do you just skip the coolant all together?

Sorry for the n00b questions, but I am what I am :-)
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Basically you pour in two bottles of water wetter, then a 50/50 mix of bmw coolant and distilled water. It's a lot easier if you premix the coolant/water beforehand into a bottle or something.
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How much do yous guys think charlie would want for setting this up?
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PM Bimmersport, I'm sure he'll know.
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Old 01-05-2006, 05:46 PM   #25
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if i have a 98 328is do i need the aluminum thermostat housing or a new waterpump, cuz i thought mine came with both an aluminum thermostat housing, and the better waterpump with the metal fan inside instead of the plastic one?
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not likely you have alum. housing unless it has already been swapped. As far as the waterpump...they're pretty cheap so just do it anyway as part of the flush/fan delete. At least you'll know for sure it's good.
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No e36 with an M50 or M52 had an aluminum thermostat housing from the factory.
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Well id rather not buy a new waterpump if i already have one that has a metal propeller. Do they just break often or somethin?
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bearings can go. good preventative maintenance.
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Old 01-06-2006, 09:46 AM   #30
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thank god for R_Jay giving me that aluminum thermostat for free..
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