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5098Re: [bmw e28] Re: E28 electric fan setup

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  • David Rodriguez
    Aug 16, 2007
      I've read alot of forums about this and I can't believe that people generally think that a mechanical fan is better. They have got to be kidding. It is a well known fact that an electric fan is much better. That is why new cars almost all have electric fans. I've seen them on dyno's many times and electric fans are alway better (improving hp and mpg) and cool better at lower temps. Using a mechanical fan, the engine slows at idle and as a result the fan slows. Electric fans actually run faster at idle an push more cfm's which results in better coolant properties. Not to mention that the electric vs mechanical uses less hp.

      Fact: Electric fans are better.

      Check it out for yourself.

      Question: Has anyone done this before on a e28?

      ----- Original Message ----
      From: David Rodriguez <daverodus@...>
      To: bmwe28@...
      Sent: Thursday, August 16, 2007 11:31:58 PM
      Subject: Re: [bmw e28] Re: E28 electric fan setup

      Here's the question: Does any one know of a company that sells an electric fan(s) kit for an e28?

      It's definitely a given that electric fans cool better (especially at low speed or a stopped idle) and pull less power from the engine (higher hp). Alot of people have been switching them on all sorts of vehicles (including hotrods). The only question is: is there a kit that I can install to get the job done. I've seen this done many times just not with E28's. I'm talking about pulling the factory fan and shroud and then installing 1-2 electric fans including a shroud that fits the fans. Removing the factory fan completely. I'm not talking about the axillary fan. You'd never have to deal with another fan clutch replacement.

      ----- Original Message ----
      From: bimmernutjob <bimmernutjob@ yahoo.co. uk>
      To: bmwe28@yahoogroups. co.uk
      Sent: Thursday, August 16, 2007 4:01:07 PM
      Subject: [bmw e28] Re: E28 electric fan setup

      The clutch fan is generally engaged at lower speeds ( city ) and saves engine power at
      highy speeds when not needed as much. Electric fan in front is a type of auxillary fan for
      addional cooling, AC condensor/usage, city driving, idiling, and even after shut-off when
      working properly.

      I would be cautious of "Jerry-rigging" your BMW, unless you have researched this, and
      discovered an improvement. My best advice is to maintain your current system, read
      Larry's advice on BMW anti-freeze, replace clutch-fan with OEM product, etc ...

      regards, nutty

      --- In bmwe28@yahoogroups. co.uk, David Rodriguez <daverodus@. ..> wrote:
      > Has anyone installed electric fans on their e28. I have a 1988 535is and the fan clutch
      is bad. I've thought about replacing with electric (due to additional cooling and added hp).
      Can anyone give me advice (if you know of a model/manufacturer/ etc...that will work on
      our e28s).
      > Thanks,
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