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Old 03-15-2011, 06:07 AM
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Originally Posted by brooklyn naylor View Post
thanks heaps, you are all full of so much information its awesome.
so you reckon check the fuses for the fan. its the mechanical fan that isnt kicking over and the air con fan only works when the A/C is on, but im thinking that might be normal. and how do i test the thermostat in hot water? is it to see if it opens? its tricky to find a place that stocks the bmw thermostats do you know any good places? thank heaps!
If the mechanical fan isn't moving at all, it probably is the fan clutch. Look for evidence of oil leaking out of it. Make sure the fan belt and water pump are in good shape. Mine seized up on me with only a little noise as a warning.
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