COOLING FAN

  • Tiny
  • Dowko
  • 1985 BMW 528E
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 202,000 MILES

I have a 1985 bmw 528e. Trying to change timing belt and I can't seem to get the cooling fan off. Can you help?

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Tuesday, January 11th, 2011 AT 3:44 AM

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  • Tiny
  • Dr. Hagerty
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The 36mm nut on the fan clutch is a left hand thread and it also takes a holding tool to steady the pulley so the nut at the fan clutch can be turned.

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Tuesday, January 11th, 2011 AT 5:37 AM
  • Tiny
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Thanks I had to fabricate a holding tool. But it worked like a charm. Hope to get another 200k out of this engine!

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Tuesday, January 11th, 2011 AT 7:53 PM
  • Tiny
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OK

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Tuesday, January 11th, 2011 AT 10:45 PM

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