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Thread: Mechanical Fan to Electric Fan Swap (Automatic's) doityourself

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    I'm working on my VCG/VANOS and need to get my fan/shroud out of the way. Do I have to have the Mechanical fan removal tool? Does Advance Auto lend them? (sorry, if not the best place to post this)

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    Quote Originally Posted by ELCID86 View Post
    I think I found the answer. I need the 32mm. http://www.beisansystems.com/procedu..._procedure.htm
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    Quote Originally Posted by ELCID86 View Post
    I think I found the answer. I need the 32mm. http://www.beisansystems.com/procedu..._procedure.htm
    Yep.... And a swift quick whack towards the drivers side.

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    I used a Mexican (adjustable) wrench and very long (1ft long) flat head screw driver to wedge it to prevent it from turning. No whacking was needed, it came off very easy.
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    Did anyone determine if a higher wattage fan leads to more airflow, or is everyone using the standard fan used by the manual cars? One other thing I'm not quite sure about, is how is the new fan controlled? Is it simply a connection swap and the DME then senses the new fan and activates it when necessary, or does it require a new relay or switch? Also is the fan nut a necessity, or just for a clean look? I figure I might as well do this while I'm in there changing some power steering hoses/ reservoir.

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    The new fan uses the controls of the fan that was in front of the radiator. You'll have to fish it through behind the passenger side headlight. Fan nut isn't necessary. I've got 3 cars and not a one has the nut on the pulley with no negative effects. It would look cleaner with it, but not necessary.

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