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E36 (1991 - 1999)
The E36 chassis 3-Series BMW was a huge hit among driving enthusiasts from the first moment the car hit the pavement. The E36 won numerous awards over the years it was produced and is still a favorite of many BMW enthusiasts to this day! -- View the E36 Wiki

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Old 08-15-2011, 06:14 AM
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I guess you're referring to the transmission cooling coils.

Yup.

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Is your trans cooler external or in the radiator?
Not sure, have to check.

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Most (all?) were external, bolted in front of the radiator. Easy to switch over.
Found this out when I started looking around. I thought all radiators were created equally. Guess not. I was thinking I could get this set up this way anyways even if the radiator and ATF cooler was an OEM single intergrated unit.

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What's an EFM?
EFM = Electric Fan Mod, thought this acronym was from around here, but I guess it is from the Audi forum I am on.

I will post a list of parts I plan to order later on when it is closer to complete.
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Old 08-15-2011, 08:45 AM
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EFM = Electric Fan Mod, thought this acronym was from around here, but I guess it is from the Audi forum I am on.
I never heard of deleting the electric fan. There's the FDM, Fan Delete Mod, but it's for deleting the clutch fan driven by the belt. I wouldn't delete the electric fan if I were you.
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I never heard of deleting the electric fan. There's the FDM, Fan Delete Mod, but it's for deleting the clutch fan driven by the belt. I wouldn't delete the electric fan if I were you.
Ummm......

When did I say anything about deleting an electric fan? EFM is exactly what you are describing. I have no idea where you are getting these random details from.
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Old 08-15-2011, 08:56 AM
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Well, excuse me. Do you see the similarity between EFM and FDM? The FDM is a "mod" that deletes the fan. I figured you either had the terminology mixed up, or the "mod" was going to be to eliminate the fan. Carry on.
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Well, excuse me. Do you see the similarity between EFM and FDM? The FDM is a "mod" that deletes the fan. I figured you either had the terminology mixed up, or the "mod" was going to be to eliminate the fan. Carry on.
Well FDM also stands for Fan Delete Mod Which makes it a bit more obvious.

I am not sure how that acronym got into my head..Maybe I just made it up. I just recall seeing the mod with a link in someones sig somewhere.
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John, that's my point exactly. FDM is Fan DELETE mod, and that is what I wrote, which means deleting the belt driven clutched fan on the water pump. What did you think I said?
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I see what you did there.
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Old 08-15-2011, 09:06 AM
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John, that's my point exactly. FDM is Fan DELETE mod, and that is what I wrote, which means deleting the belt driven clutched fan on the water pump. What did you think I said?
That is exactly what I think you said....

My point was that you were assuming to what "Electric Fan Mod" meant (the wording doesn't explicitly say whether it is being added or deleted) as compared to "Fan Delete Mod" which explicitly states that it is being deleted.
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Old 08-15-2011, 10:59 AM
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So far I have this all for what I need:
$31 - Fan Clutch tool http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/BMW-F...ht_2838wt_1165
$120 - Water Pump Cooling Overhaul kit http://www.fcpgroton.com/product-exe...+Kit+1991-1999
$210 - Aluminum Radiator, Electric Fan, Fan shroud http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/E36-M...ht_2734wt_1165

One thing I cannot find, is a thermal switch for the electric fan. Anything else you guys think I need for this?
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Old 08-15-2011, 02:05 PM
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"Electric Fan Mod" meant (the wording doesn't explicitly say whether it is being added or deleted) as compared to "Fan Delete Mod" which explicitly states that it is being deleted.
You're right, it doesn't say 'delete', but what "mod" would you do to an electric fan beside delete it (or add it if it doesn't have one already)?

Your list of parts looks good. Is the puller fan that comes with the aluminum radiator the electric fan mod you were talking about? Get rid of the clutch fan and replace it with the electric? I like.
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You're right, it doesn't say 'delete', but what "mod" would you do to an electric fan beside delete it (or add it if it doesn't have one already)?
Not much, was just referring to the ambiguity of my statement.

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Your list of parts looks good. Is the puller fan that comes with the aluminum radiator the electric fan mod you were talking about? Get rid of the clutch fan and replace it with the electric? I like.
Yes, that is what I meant. Know anything about a temp switch? I could make one, but its easier to buy off the shelf parts.
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T'was "drive by 72"....

Leaving this here for reference...

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=542497
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Yes, that is what I meant. Know anything about a temp switch? I could make one, but its easier to buy off the shelf parts.
Why not use an OEM one?

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Then my work here is done.
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Why not use an OEM one?
Didn't know it was an option. I read through that thread, looks like they just jump the signal off of the OEM one.
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Just found the issue. A broken nipple that was connecting 2 hoses. Looks like I got lucky this time!
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