I wasn't saying not to do the fan delete, I was simply implying that I would replace the water pump and thermostat before they explode, which they absolutely will.
Originally Posted by BlackjackM
Mpire, any reason you're not doing the fan delete mod? I've been debating going this route on my M54.
The hardest part by far is getting the mechanical fan off. The rest of the work is surprisingly easy to do and will take about an hour plus any applicable cleaning and detailing time.
It took me longer to bleed the cooling system than everything else combined.
The fan delete is a good idea though, no reason not to do it, but get the water pump done or it will go boom.
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