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#1 (permalink) Old 09-26-2004, 09:09 PM
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Does anyone know a company that makes an electric engine fan for the 325. I have been trying to find one but havent found one. If I got another auxiliary fan and put that in the inner side of the radiator, where the belt driven fan is, would that work? Or is that fan too weak and it would be to hard to plug in to match the engine speed?


Also to remove the 325is emblem on the trunk, do I just use something that would heat up the sticky side (I.E. hair drier or will that peal the paint), and take it off, or is there another way?

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Don't know about the fan, but there is an excellent DIY in the FAQ section of this forum that shows you how to debage your car safely. Good Luck.

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You just find a fan that isnt too big or too small and put it in there. As long as you are not leaving the belt driven fan in you will be fine. Search for fan delete methods in the forums and you will see what else you need to do (thermostats etc..).

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there is some one here that has done this... I'm looking for the link that they sent me for where they got the fan...
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there is some one here that has done this... I'm looking for the link that they sent me for where they got the fan...
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I've done it.

http://www.flex-a-lite.com/

Get the 16" trimline, it fits perfectly over the rad.
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Originally posted by Autotechnica+Sep 27 2004, 06:11 PM--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(Autotechnica @ Sep 27 2004, 06:11 PM)</div><div class='quotemain'><!--QuoteBegin-thekid@Sep 27 2004, 12:29 PM
there is some one here that has done this... I'm looking for the link that they sent me for where they got the fan...
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I've done it.

http://www.flex-a-lite.com/

Get the 16" trimline, it fits perfectly over the rad.
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There we go... for some reason I thought it was furious but he didn't have it in his sig...
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I was looking at those flex a lite fans but didn't know which one to get. Thanks for the help.
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and why would u want to do this?? are u asking for potential trouble in the future??
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and why would u want to do this??* are u asking for potential trouble in the future??
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What potential trouble? Electric fans are more reliable than belt driven clutch fans. No busted bearings or broken belts to worry about. The purpose is to take the load off the engine from the clutch fan. It makes for a cleaner roomier engine bay (incase you need to do any modifications).

The belt-driven clutch fan is an aging design, hardly any car companies use them anymore. Most have switched to electric.

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and why would u want to do this??* are u asking for potential trouble in the future??
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What potential trouble? Electric fans are more reliable than belt driven clutch fans. No busted bearings or broken belts to worry about. The purpose is to take the load off the engine from the clutch fan. It makes for a cleaner roomier engine bay (incase you need to do any modifications).

The belt-driven clutch fan is an aging design, hardly any car companies use them anymore. Most have switched to electric.
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After looking at all of the old threads regarding this topic, you will probably want to stick with this design as BMW intended for your make/model/car.....
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After looking at all of the old threads regarding this topic, you will probably want to stick with this design as BMW intended for your make/model/car.....
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What are you basing that on exactly? You think that BMW original parts are the best?

Stick with what design? There are people who like to modify their cars and improve the performance and efficiency. If you're afraid to tinker with anything in your car, that's fine. Don't give faulty advice if you don't know what you're talking about. Electric fans are perfectly safe and work even better in my opinion. If you look at newer BMW engines, they all use them. When I popped open my hood a few years back and my friends saw that I had a belt driven clutch fan, they use to point and laugh because it's the same design they used in the 60's with the 2002. Nobody uses them anymore.

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What auto says is true. It frees up some power from the engine. It also pulls more air in to cool your cars engine. As long as you get a quality fan it should last longer without problems, like auto has already said. But if chungaa1, you have more info that shows something please post it. Because everything that I have read says exactly the opposite.
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Same here, if you show me something that proves that the belt driven clutch fan is better than an electric fan, I'd be more than willing to take a look. But you have to consider the reasons why auto manufactuers have been switching to electric fans over the years. I just gave you some good reasons.

I've provided good information on why you should convert to electric fan, please provide some facts rather than just your opinion. Sorry to say, but if you're going to argue a fact, just an opinion is quite worthless in terms of which is better.

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Hey I installed an electric fan kit on my Z3 and it works great. Here is the website that sells it Webs - Free website, free hosting, free webpage - Make a web site with photo albums, blogs, videos, forums and more! they also are selling kits on ebay. Hope this helps you
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