fan and thermostat - BMW Forum - BimmerWerkz.com
BMW Forum BMW Forum

Auto Insurance

» Featured Product
Wheel & Tire Center

Go Back   BMW Forum - BimmerWerkz.com > BMW Model Specific Forums > 3-Series (E36)
Register Home Forum Active Topics Gallery / Showroom Auto Loans Garage Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Auto EscrowInsurance

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.

BimmerWerkz.com is the premier BMW Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-07-2005, 11:59 AM   #1 (permalink)
n00b
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Car:
Posts: 2
Photos:
sadubaba is on a distinguished road
Question fan and thermostat

Can someone help. I think I have a faulty thermostat, 2nd one in 4 mths on
an e36 2.0i coupe.
When I try to remove the fan coupling the whole engine tries to turn.How can I stop this? Also does the thermostat housing have 3 or 4 bolts holding it in place- as I can't get the fan off i am having problems accessing the housing.
Help would be most appreciated
Cheers
Sadubaba
sadubaba is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 09-07-2005, 01:52 PM   #2 (permalink)
Been here a while.
 
97alpineM3's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Virginia
Car: Blah
Posts: 5,375
Photos:
97alpineM3 is a name known to all97alpineM3 is a name known to all97alpineM3 is a name known to all97alpineM3 is a name known to all97alpineM3 is a name known to all97alpineM3 is a name known to all
Send a message via AIM to 97alpineM3 Send a message via MSN to 97alpineM3
Well... there is a tool for your problem that BMW makes... or if you look down at the fan shaft... there is a large nut... and then a small nut in which the fan unbolts from the shaft... if you hold the large one still with the tool or a very thing large mm wrench that will hold the shaft in place while you un-bolt the fan.

As for the thermo housing there are three bolts... if I'm not mistaken... two small and one larger on on the top.

Good Luck,

Les
__________________

1997 E36 M3 1990 E30 325i
97alpineM3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-2005, 01:08 AM   #3 (permalink)
Neutral Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Bradford, ON, Canada
Car: 97 328is, 93 318is
Posts: 92
Photos:
thinair is on a distinguished road
Send a message via ICQ to thinair Send a message via MSN to thinair
The fan clutch nut is reverse threaded. And I use a long screw driver to wedge the one of the 4 bolts on the water pump pulley to keep it from moving. Once the fan clutch and pulley are off, there are 4 bolts holding on the thermostat housing.

Inspect the housing for any signs of cracks before reinstalling it.
__________________
Nelson Papel
1997 Madeira Violet 328is - Carbonio Intake, Racing Dynamics exhaust, fan delete, ASC delete, M50 intake manifold, M3 Cams, Eurospeed/AA software, 3.38LSD, M3 f&r brakes + MC, Bilstein PSS, Eibach swaybars, BBS RK 17x8" wheels, Toyo T1R (235/40R17) tires, Racing Dynamics K55 kit, full euro lighting, 4300k HID lows, etc..........
<a href='http://www3.sympatico.ca/thinairbikes/bmw.htm' target='_blank'>Click here for more info on my car</a>
thinair is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-2005, 10:42 AM   #4 (permalink)
n00b
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Car:
Posts: 2
Photos:
sadubaba is on a distinguished road
Thanks guys, got the fan off and there are 4 nuts on the stat housing.After doing all this I find the stat is fine, probably the water pump?
Cheers again
sadubaba is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  BMW Forum - BimmerWerkz.com > BMW Model Specific Forums > 3-Series (E36)


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
expansion tank exploded (literally) cheripie 3-Series (E36) 16 11-08-2005 04:10 PM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:07 AM.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.3.2
Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.