Originally Posted by doru
Actually the BMW techs consensus about exploding radiator fans is because of failed engine mounts. When the clutch fails, it only accelerates the matter. And because the v8 has more torque, the engine mounts fail earlier. There were also quite a few posts with people experiencing the 2nd failed fan and not knowing why. Once the mounts were changed, the fans lasted.
His fan clutch comment makes no sense. He is talking about engine mounts and fan clutches when there is no interrelation there.
Bad engine mounts allowing fan to shroud contact, yes. Still no relation to the fan clutch.
Fan clutches do not explode, please dispense with the sensationalism
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