1997 BMW 328 Fan blades break

Tiny
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  • 1997 BMW 328
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • MANUAL
  • 106,000 MILES
Twice within about a month, the fan blades have all broken off. Both times it occurred when making a rather quick start after stopping. We have been unable to identify any type of obstruction or foreign object causing the problem. What's the cause?
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Tuesday, June 3rd, 2008 AT 11:55 PM

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Tiny
BLACKOP555
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Get a good oem part, some subpar parts can handle the speed.

Is it an electric fan or belt driven?
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Wednesday, June 4th, 2008 AT 8:39 AM
Tiny
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Check the motor mounts and be sure they are not broken.
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Wednesday, June 4th, 2008 AT 9:26 AM
Tiny
BLACKOP555
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Thats what I was about to suggest, but I figured it may be electric and tat wouldnt make a lick of sense :P

ive broke a shroud before with the metal ford blades from stamping and the rear squats and engine comes up.
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Wednesday, June 4th, 2008 AT 8:05 PM
Tiny
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Thanks! New motor mounts seem to have corrected the problem.
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Saturday, June 14th, 2008 AT 1:10 PM
Tiny
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Another successful repair! Good on ya mate.
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Saturday, June 14th, 2008 AT 5:38 PM
Tiny
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Glad to provide you with assistance.

Try to pass the word!
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Saturday, June 14th, 2008 AT 10:17 PM

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