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Old 01-21-2012, 09:04 AM
BlackjackM BlackjackM is offline
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Mein Auto: '01 Z3.0 R; '10 MB C300
Originally Posted by Mpire View Post
Honestly, once you get the fan out the first time, then the rest is pretty easy.

You don't absolutely need to replace everything.

Just spring for the pump and put in a new thermostat and replace the other crap when you feel like it.

The pump will fail before 75k miles.

The pump failure is surprising reliable, its happened to me twice between 62 and 72 on different cars.

I am trying to decide what fan to go with on the S54 at the moment.

I figure the fan is a big part of why the pump fails.
Mpire, any reason you're not doing the fan delete mod? I've been debating going this route on my M54.
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