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    i have had a look and have seen a few fan kits some using a thermostat that bots on to the rad is self and a kit with you cut the rad hose put a peace of plastic tube in it and the thermostat go"s in that what is best to use ? are there any kits people have used that worked well ? o my car is a 2.8 z3 same engine as the 328 ??
     
     

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    i bought a large 16" fan and a metal top hose insert and thermostat. run the power through a relay for the fan. easy job. most difficult bit is removing the old viscous coupled fan.
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    i not realy up on electrics on car reallys so a bit more info please? good at the spanner stuff tho. did you notice any diff in the car after doing it ?
     
     

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    I think the M54 engine has this setup as standard - they simply took the fan off the water pump and went with electric ones with a temp switch.

    Im guessing the idea in removing it here is to reduce drag in the engine in the hope of some more power ? Doubt it's going to make any noticable different.
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    so power of the water pump ?
     
     

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    No, water pump just spins and spins driven by the auxiliary drive belt.

    For power to some fan/fans you'd need to tap into something.
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    yes what about the relay how do thay work what kind of relay how are thay wired in
     
     

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