In Reply to: Replacing the belt driven fan w/ an electric one.. posted by Erik Brannfors on June 10, 2001 at 22:04:36:
There is an easy alternative! The previous owner of my car must of had problems with the setup and decided to wire it directly to the spare switch on the dash, so I just switch it on when I want it on. I guess in HOT countries this would be a real pain though. I find it okay but u HAVE to remember to keep an eye on the temps in traffic. I have had my original system looked at and it worked again ONCE then blimmin` failed after that so Im back switching it on manually for now (have been for the past year - ha haha)
This would be on a 1990 M3. I have searched the archives, as well as I could, I guess. I saw alot of posts saying that getting rid of the belt driven fan and going to an electric setup is good, and I agree. However, I have not found a description of how to wire it, if there is an "accepted" method and list of parts for this project. Thanks.