In Reply to: Autoloc 12 inch Electric Puller Fan Install Pt 1.. posted by Erik Brannfors - Seattle on August 16, 2001 at 11:18:15:
You're Mike's friend right. I saw you at the Concours a couple of weeks ago. You talked about that conversion... Kool... I guess Mike is doing it also... I can't wait to get my M and do the same...
88 cabrio (white/blue top)
Here is what I got done last night. The fan is really nice, compact, and is rated at 1200 CFM. I bought a 40A relay and a pre-wired relay plug with it. I went to BMW of Bellevue last night and picked up a 91 deg C switch to put into one of the plug holes in the botom of the radiator. The fan did not come w/ a good way to mount it, so I ran to Action Auto parts and got a kit from there. Basically, it is 8 copper pins that you carefullt slide thru the cooling fins and secure on the other side with rubber locking pads. I'll see how it works, but the test fit in the car was great.
Here is a head on view of the fan mounted on the radiator:
3/4 Profile View:
View of the mounting pads on the front of the radiator. They just friction fit slide onto the copper pins, not physically attached to the radiator itself:
Here is another shot after I painted the center part of the fan black:
Part 2 will be the actual wiring, including the temp switch and a button on the dash for manual activation.