4526RE: [bmw e28] FAN CLUTCH
- Jun 27, 2006On Tuesday 27 June 2006 3:18 PM, bimmernutjob wrote:
> DOES ANYONE KNOW IF THERE A PROPER FIELD TEST ?The Bentley manual doesn't say much...
"Inspect the fan clutch by spinning the fan with the
engine off [sic] and cold. The fan should spin on the
clutch with slight resistance. Check for signs of oil
leaking from the clutch. If the fan cannot be turned
by hand or if there are signs of oil leakage, the
clutch is faulty and should be replaced."
Note: fan clutches should be stored vertical; not
The Haynes manual holds a clue:
"With the engine completely warmed up, turn off the
ignition switch and disconnect the [battery]. Turn
the fan by hand. Heavier resistance should be
evident. If the fan turns easily, replace the fan
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