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4490Re: [bmw e28] 533i Overheating problems

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  • calmloki
    Jun 19, 2006
      --- In bmwe28@..., harvey kay <bmxbandit78@y...> wrote:
      > It's the viscous coupler, i reckon. Not too expensive
      > to replace and fairly easy if you want to do it
      > yourself. I had same symptoms myself. Good luck

      I concur. Also known as the fan clutch - in my experience it fails by
      NOT engaging when hot. Common common failure resulting in overheating
      at slow speeds. May also be a combination problem with a failure of
      the electric aux. fan to come on at higher engine temps.
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