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|3-Series (E36) Chat relating to the BMW 3-Series from 1992-1999. Autodoodad Specific models include: BMW 316i, BMW 318i, BMW 318iS/ti, BMW 320, BMW 323, BMW 320, BMW 324, BMW 325, BMW 328.|
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|Removing the driven fan does reduce the cooling efficiency somewhat, but only while the car is moving less than about 10MPH. However by lowering the thermostat temperature, using Red Line Water Wetter and by using a lower temperature fan switch the risk of overheating is eliminated. It is advised that those running forced induction or living in very hot areas of the country (southern FL, AZ, etc) either skip this mod or add an additional high CFM aftermarket electric fan.|
| Originally posted by Brian325i@Oct 5 2004, 10:55 PM |
Let me know what you find, I am going to be changing out my water pump, thermo(have a 75C thermo coming this week), and flushing out the radiator this coming weekend. As well as changing the hoses and thermo housing. I am going to be using water wetter with some bmw antifreeze + distilled water...anyone have any good experiences with a certain ratio?
| Originally posted by Brian325i@Oct 5 2004, 11:48 PM |
Awesome, 65/35 looks like a good mix. I don't quite get the fan delete part though. Your supposed to take the engine ran fan off I know but are you supposed to put an electric one in it's place or just not have a fan there at all. It seems like that kit is making it so you can turn on an electric fan whenever needed...but I thought that was the thermostat's job. If I need an electric fan to replace the engine powered one...where are we supposed to get that? Heh I already saw that forum discussion, I stated that I was thinking of going 70/30 with WW.
| Originally posted by Brian325i@Oct 6 2004, 02:44 PM |
Well I just ordered some parts from bavauto not too long ago and I don't want to spend the minimum $8 on shipping just for the switch. I guess I'll wait until I need some more stuff from bavauto or look on ebay...I think I'll hold off on the fan delete mod, shouldn't be too hard to get the fan back off once I take it off to replace the water pump, thanks guys.
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