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E30 (1982 - 1993)
God's Chariot. The E30 was produced primarily from 1982 through 1991. The cabriolet was the one exception which was produced through 1993.

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Old 05-07-2014, 05:55 PM
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Replacing the fan

I took the fan off my 87 325e to put new distributor cap , rotors wires. Is there a secret to putting fan back on? I tried cardboard between fan and rad Thanks
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Old 05-07-2014, 06:35 PM
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Patience, cardboard and a 32mm open-end wrench. Hold the fan against the water pump hub and slowly turn the clutch nut with the wrench until it engages the thread, then spin it on until it bottoms. Put the wrench back on it, whack it with a hammer to finish tightening it and you're done.. Remember, it's left-hand thread.
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Old 05-08-2014, 02:03 AM
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Thank You! I thought maybe there was an easier softer way. You forgot band aids and %^&&*^$ @#$#^%^^ ker
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Be careful not to drop it. I did once and broke off one of the fan blades. Mr. Pick n Pull bailed me out.
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