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Old 05-25-2013, 09:40 PM
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S54 MZ3 fan delete and Spal install

I searched and searched. Now my head is spinning. Found plenty of info but none pertaining to the S54 MZ3.

I am thinking of replacing the factory engine driven fan with a 16" low profile Spal puller; a bit of preventative maintenance, if you will. Will probably retain the factory auxiliary fan. I have a E36 electric fan conversion fan kit at my disposal.


I am guessing the Spal harness and temp switch will not work on the S54...?

Looking for definitive information on how to do this. Hoping some of you S54 owners might have done it already.
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Old 05-26-2013, 10:02 AM
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Don't have the S54, but I did the conversion to a 16" SPAL fan.
I liked the mounts from The Fan Man better than the SPAL mounts. http://the-fan-man.com/
They are thin one-piece steel mounts that connect at the top and bottom of the radiator. You then cut-off what you don't need.
Mine is currently spiced into the existing radiator temperature switch, however I'm considering a separate temperature switch from flex-a-lite that mounts in the radiator fins.
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