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Old 05-04-2004, 11:40 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I've bypassed my clutch fan which normally runs around my alternator, clutch/engine pully and fan, now it just runs through my alternator and cluch/engine pully. I've installed a Flex-A-Lite lightweight 16" trimline electric fan with adjustable temp control and manual override switch. I just need to know which stores I can purchase a custom sized V-Belt.

Also, how do I measure the V-Belt grooves and tell the store what the specs are?

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Old 05-04-2004, 01:22 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I'm sure if they make custom V belts you could just tell them what you bypassed and they could figure out all of the new dimensions. At least I would figure...
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Old 05-04-2004, 03:20 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I'm sure if they make custom V belts you could just tell them what you bypassed and they could figure out all of the new dimensions. At least I would figure...
Do you mean ask the dealer? Those guys in the parts department know almost nothing except how to check the ETK on the computer for parts.

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MAYBE the dealer. But like you said, they dont' know anything. I don't know of any places that make custom V belts, but if you happen to find a shop that makes custom V belts, I'm sure they would know about customizations similar to yours and know the required dimensions. I'll check around.
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Your best bet is to get a string and measure the distance you'll need in a custom v belt. You'll have to find a belt manufacturer, like continental, and tell them how many grooves you have and the length. They might have a belt in that length, or could make one. Don't know for sure.
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Cool thanks,

I'm not worried about measuring the exact length as the bolt on the alternator is adjustable (the tensioner) and there's quite a bit of adjustment there. However, How do I properly measure the spacing between the V-grooves? Do I just measure the spacing or how long each groove is?

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They would probably be able to tell you the groove width if they know you have a 1994 M3. I guess you could use a ruler or something. Call the BMW dealer and ask. That's what I would do.
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I think the groove spacing comes in a standard size, like a big groove or a little one. Not sure how to measure it. If you look online, there's probably a kit for what you've done so you can see the size of the belt. Good luck and let us know how it goes.

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