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Old 03-28-2011, 08:06 AM
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Anybody wanna lend me tools?

Hey guys, I was wondering if any of you have fan removal tool and cam sprocket turning tool that you'd like to lend. I'll pay shipping and will be sure to have them back to you in good time. Were all buddies here and I figure you guys could help save me some big bucks.


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Old 03-28-2011, 09:50 AM
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Hey guys, I was wondering if any of you have fan removal tool and cam sprocket turning tool that you'd like to lend. I'll pay shipping and will be sure to have them back to you in good time. Were all buddies here and I figure you guys could help save me some big bucks.


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Do you at least have an open end 32mm wrench. If so you can try this technique I've seen on YouTube.
Spray the nut with liquid Wrench an hour prior, attach the wrench and give a good smack (clockwise) with a heavy mallet. Seems to work 50% of the time. Seem the sudden impact breaks free the nut. The video showed that pulley didn't even need to be secured.
If I find the video I'll send it to you.
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Old 03-28-2011, 10:40 AM
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I have the wrench, I also have on blaster (catalyst) and a decent hammer. I'll try this. I sprayed the bolt a week ago, I'll try it again, spraying it again, an hour before.


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Old 03-28-2011, 11:11 AM
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I have the wrench, I also have on blaster (catalyst) and a decent hammer. I'll try this. I sprayed the bolt a week ago, I'll try it again, spraying it again, an hour before.


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Old 03-28-2011, 11:29 AM
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use a strap wrench or a large pipe wrench to hold the fan clutch. remember that the nut is left handed and to loosen you will turn it to the right while facing it. they generally come right off as they are only torqued to about 12 ft/lbs.
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Old 03-28-2011, 12:55 PM
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I know the nut is reverse. The problem is that it spins with the clutch. I don't have the holding tool. I have a 32 mm wrench, and I think mine is a bit more than 12lbs. You're actually the first person I ever Spoke to who regarded doing this job with any ease. I'm going to lube it up, put the wrench on it, and tap tap tap at it with a hammer until it comes loose.


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I know the nut is reverse. The problem is that it spins with the clutch. I don't have the holding tool. I have a 32 mm wrench, and I think mine is a bit more than 12lbs. You're actually the first person I ever Spoke to who regarded doing this job with any ease. I'm going to lube it up, put the wrench on it, and tap tap tap at it with a hammer until it comes loose.


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It's not tap, tap, tap, its one big smack! otherwise the pulley will just turn with the tapping. You need that initial impact to release it.
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Old 03-28-2011, 01:40 PM
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Gotcha. I noticed that in the vid.

Much thanks rick!! Comin through in the clutch again


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You could be VERY carefull and use an air chisel on the nut. You had better be good with air tools though...
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Old 03-28-2011, 02:43 PM
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Don't even have an air chisel


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The hammer smack procedure may work if you leave the serpentine belt on. My experience is that the nut is hard to break loose until the fan pulley it secured with the proper tool. Oh and BTW, don't try the strap wrench on the pulley itself. I ceremoniously screwed one up that way

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Old 03-28-2011, 04:09 PM
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On the E39 side of the house, we make our own tools for less money than it would cost to ship the $20 professional tools themselves ...

Here's the reference from the VERY best of E39 Links if you need it:

- How to make your own BMW cooling system overhaul fan clutch nut counterhold tools (1)

Notice in that thread you can use a garage door plate, a stock steel plate from Lowes, a cheap plumber's tool from Home Depot, etc.






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