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    Fan Delete setup/ Power pulley setup

    I know this has been talked about a lot. But would this kit be worth buying? I'm gathering parts for my S54 oil filter housing w/ oil cooler setup and also want to do a fan delete. Let me know your thoughts...

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    I say buy it. You want to, or else you wouldn't be posting, and we deserve toys, whether they are rational or not. First get some reliable measures of engine output, then put in on, measure again, and tell us results.

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    What is fan delete and why do you do it?

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    Google "z3 fan delete" and you will get more than I could tell you, but the short version is that you remove the fan from the water pump. Some just then rely on the aux fan, but I'm in AZ, so I added an aftermarket elec fan. You also buy a lower temp fan switch for the side of the radiator. Reasons: old fans fall apart and do lots of damage ... it gives you more horsepower (maybe .01 hp). ... it makes any future work in that area much easier. ... it gives you something to do on a Saturday to show you love your car.

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    Pretty much you replace the​ fan switch with a 80/88C, thermostat with a 88C, 1 or 2 bottles of water wetter and take off the fan/clutch and close the hood..... If you want to spend more money on your loved one. You can replace your radiator with an aluminum one from Zionsville Autosport.

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    It's funny how some things just happen..... Not but 2 days ago I said I want to do a fan delete. I was out and about today, wound up racing a little with an M4 and as I was pulling onto my street and low RPM'S the car wasn't running right. Pulled into the garage and the whole exhaust was shaking and so was the motor. I finally discovered this.....
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    any damage?

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    Fans don't just break, even if they do get brittle. It was either the water pump bearing wobbling, or an engine mount broke. As a result, the fan hit something.
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    The water pump and engine mounts only have 2k miles on them, without any issues. The blades did not hit anything. Luckily there was no damage to the car hood or radiator.

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