I'm currently repairing my 1995 3201 coupe from a front end collision I had a couple of months ago. Its not too serious. The impact only went as far back as the radiator and the fan coupling, which is what I have a problem with.
The fan doesn't spin straight anymore as the rod which spins it, runs off centre. I've removed the fan so far, but not the coupling yet. I was wondering if anyone knows what I would have to do to fix this. It doesn't impair the fan function but it makes a clicking noise when the engine is running.
What would I have to replace and would it be very difficult?
I already have nothing in front of the fan at all, as I have removed the slam panel/bumper/radiator etc.
I've also come across the so called "Famous fan mod". Would it be cheaper/easier to do it this way? Also the guide doesn't state whether I would have to replace my waterpump as it doesn't say whether the 320's come with a plastic or metal one.
Also, to be a pain, I have a few more noobie questions to ask. i know what parts I need to complete the front end of my car, but don;t know what they're actually called.
I need to know what the black metal frame which connects between the 2 chassis points is called (this seems to go between the bumper stops and the spot welded slam panel).
Also I need to know what the part is called that the kidney grills fit into and stretches right across under the headlights (i think it may be called the front panel).
Thanks in advance to anyone who can help out, you really don't know how much it would help me out!
1995 E36 320i Coupe
19" Chrome Kaizer Spade II's
Ventura Lowering Springs
Sony 6 disk changer w/ Minidisc headunit
12" pioneer sub, sony 6x9's
600w 4 channel American pro Chrome amp Pics of my car