M-Series (M1, M3, M5, M6)General M-Series Discussion - If it does not fit into a more specific M Category above, please place it in here. In addition, previously archived M-Series discussion is located in this section.
i just picked up my 97 M3 and it only has 43,000 miles on it. the fan seams to be really loud. when you excelerate and the revs come up, the fan just gets louder. its annoying, i always hear the fan. even at 60mph just cruzing, i still here it humming up front. anyone have any suggestions?
I assume you mean the belt-driven fan rather than the electrical auxiliary pusher fan. You might check the fan clutch. If there is brownish-looking dust on its vent fins or if it wiggles back and forth slightly when the car is running, then you have a busted fan clutch. This is a common ailment on our cars. I replaced mine a few months back and it cost me about $250.
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