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    "Fan delete mod"

    Did what some call the "fan delete" mod today. Of course, I already had no mechanical fan but I went ahead and installed the lower temp thermostat and fan switch and I couldn't be happier! No more need for me to run the fan by pressing the button and the car stays cool as a cucumber. If you haven't done this, do it.
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    #2
    Wow sweet...

    This is good to know because I don't want to run the mechanical fan or an electric one.

    What kind of temp's you guys getting in Cali now?
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      #3
      w3rd

      I suggest keeping a spare relay in your fuse box though - I burned one out after sitting in traffic for 5 hours on a hot day, fortunately it didn't happen until I was in my garage.
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        #4
        Originally posted by nando View Post
        w3rd

        I suggest keeping a spare relay in your fuse box though - I burned one out after sitting in traffic for 5 hours on a hot day, fortunately it didn't happen until I was in my garage.
        yeh i keep 3 of them in there :)
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          #5
          What thermostat did you go with?
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            #6
            Originally posted by PiercedE30 View Post
            What thermostat did you go with?
            thats what i want to know

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              #7
              im running fan delete mod with the suggested 75deg tstat
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                #8
                I found two kits.

                The one from bimmerworld: around 75 bux.

                This simple kit allows you to remove your engine cooling fan. By lowering your engine operating temperature with a cooler thermostat and turning on your electric auxiliary fan at a lower temperature, proper engine cooling is still maintained, without using engine power to spin a second fan. Kit includes:

                * 80degC thermostat (optional)
                * alternate aux fan switch
                * seal ring
                * 1 bottle of Redline Water Wetter


                The one from understeer:

                Eliminate the engine driven fan on any E36 323, 325, 328, M3, Z3 (pre-9/98 2.8L and '98-'00 3.2L) or '92-'95 318. Special lower temperature fan switch and thermostat allow you to safely run only the auxiliary electric fan. Removing the engine driven fan will free up horsepower lost to parasitic drag and eliminates the possibility of radiator, hose, wiring and hood damage due to fan blade contact if you experience a broken belt, failed water pump, radiator hold down or engine mount. Kit includes: 80c thermostat, 80/88c fan switch, water pump thread cap nut (seen above), two bottles of Red Line Water Wetter, switch sealing ring, thermostat o-ring and profile gasket. All parts are brand new, genuine BMW parts, no inferior "OEM" parts.



                Quick and stupid question, where does the "switch" plug into?

                -Abe.
                Last edited by loonibab325i; 04-16-2008, 12:17 PM.

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                  #9
                  your link doesn't work
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                    #10
                    ^edited my post.

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by loonibab325i View Post
                      Quick and stupid question, where does the "switch" plug into?

                      -Abe.
                      the radiator

                      I don't remember exactly what I paid, but $75 isn't terrible for all that.
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                        #12
                        Originally posted by dude8383 View Post
                        This is good to know because I don't want to run the mechanical fan or an electric one.
                        I dont see how not having any fan is even feasible for a street car.

                        You are running the electric fan though right Matt?
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                          #13
                          I have a nice Spal on the front of the radiator wired in to the stock wiring. It comes on by itself as needed. :)
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                            #14
                            Oh, I think the thermostat I got is the 75 degree also.
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                              #15
                              Matt, where did you get all your parts for the conversion?

                              -Abe.

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