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Question 2007 335i E93 - Radiator Fan - Time to Install? - 02-07-2019, 03:07 PM

Hi,

The indy shop I go to, are telling me it take 5 hours to install a new radiator fan. However, over at: pelicanparts.com/BMW/techarticles/BMW-3-Series-E90/WATER-Cooling_Fan_Replacing/WATER-Cooling_Fan_Replacing.htm

The guide is say 2 hours, tops.

Would the 2 hours be closer to the time frame, or is 5 hours correct?

I reckon I'm being BS'd about 5 hours... but I'm not a DIY'er or mechanic.


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Default 02-07-2019, 04:48 PM

If it is the fan only, even 2 hrs is above the time needed to replace.
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Default 02-07-2019, 05:06 PM

The Beast,

Thanks mate

It is an auto, so I figure 2 hours is a max time frame. But 5 hours, well that's just BS.
Back in Nov, they hammered me 10 hours to install: CFS radiator, Mishimoto intercooler, Cobb charge pipe, Stett aluminum turbo canisters, and Cobb accesport and 1+ sports map.

I figured that was around 5 hours work. Seems they double the time, and scam me for 2x the price

Problem out here in AU, most indy shops are crap, and the Stealer$hip, well their even bigger rorters!


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Default 02-07-2019, 05:29 PM

Thats sucks, but yeah, its not a 5 hr job. I have an 08 E93.
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Default 02-07-2019, 10:09 PM

Don't know what the protocol is on ordering parts in USA, but in AU, they want the VIN #. Which, should guarantee the correct part is supplied, or at least you'd think so, hey!

1'st fan arrived Tuesday, cracked with broken fans. Sent back.

2'nd fan turns up today, instead of a E93 (4 pin), it's a E90 - 3 pin.

Indy shop closed all weekend, I leave for road trip Sunday. Fan is working but only at 100% power, and doesn't kick in till around 260F (127C)...
I've had my hissy-fit, though still pissy how someone can stuff up 2x in 4 days.
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Default 02-08-2019, 10:28 AM

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Don't know what the protocol is on ordering parts in USA, but in AU, they want the VIN #. Which, should guarantee the correct part is supplied, or at least you'd think so, hey!

1'st fan arrived Tuesday, cracked with broken fans. Sent back.

2'nd fan turns up today, instead of a E93 (4 pin), it's a E90 - 3 pin.

Indy shop closed all weekend, I leave for road trip Sunday. Fan is working but only at 100% power, and doesn't kick in till around 260F (127C)...
I've had my hissy-fit, though still pissy how someone can stuff up 2x in 4 days.

That's rough. Crappy vendor it would seam.

Yes, I've removed/installed the radiator fan on my 08 E93 N54 and you just need to 'not be rough'. Also, remember to drop the lower cowling and remove that one screw that is mounting something (I forget what) to it.

No way in any world does it take 5 hours.
1 Hour if your skilled and have a lift.
2 Hours if you have never done it, are really slow and careful and have no lift <-- I was still well under 2 hours




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Default 02-09-2019, 07:26 AM

I have had our fan out numerous times. Well under an hour job.

1.You've got a bolt holding the transmission cooler on the bottom of the fan assembly. 2. The crossover pipe which you just unclip and move out of the way (hopefully doesn't break).
3. Electrical connector for the fan.
4. Screw on the passenger side of the fan.
5. Clip on the drivers side of the radiator.

After that carefully pull it out.
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