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Jase007
12-27-2007, 04:19 PM
Hi:

Been a longtime BMW owner 1st in CT and then here for 7+ years. Have R&R cylinder heads,major suspension work, etc on my E30s for years. Have always used homemade tools for fan & fan clutch removal [or wacked wrench with a hammer to loosen].

I think I have met my match. My E39 528iT fan / clutch nut does NOT want to come off. I would like to borrow the special tools outlined in Bentleys and on BMW parts supplier sites:

1. 32 mm wrench [have something for this]
2. BMW ST water pump pulley holder #83300491046

Here is a pic of the holder [at bottom of pic]:

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Will leave small child with you for collateral ;)

Thanks.

BMW CCA #130075

mlytle
12-27-2007, 08:41 PM
Hi:

Been a longtime BMW owner 1st in CT and then here for 7+ years. Have R&R cylinder heads,major suspension work, etc on my E30s for years. Have always used homemade tools for fan & fan clutch removal [or wacked wrench with a hammer to loosen].

I think I have met my match. My E39 528iT fan / clutch nut does NOT want to come off. I would like to borrow the special tools outlined in Bentleys and on BMW parts supplier sites:

1. 32 mm wrench [have something for this]
2. BMW ST water pump pulley holder #83300491046

Here is a pic of the holder [at bottom of pic]:

345

Will leave small child with you for collateral ;)

Thanks.

BMW CCA #130075

a combo wrench will do the same thing just put the right size wrench on one of the pulley bolts and brace it against the next bolt while using your 32mm bicycle wrench on the pump nut.

Jase007
01-02-2008, 03:03 PM
Thanks M:

Tried that but won't budge.

Have ordered the fan pulley hold tool from zdmak.com. We'll see if even that works. Talked to some friends that are techs and they admitted to sometimes having to use chisel and BFH onedge of nut and /or air chisel and BFH :)

Hope it won't come to that. Ordering spare water pump as I think whatever it takes will fubar the bearing / seal on the one on there.

Cheers.

mlytle
01-02-2008, 10:51 PM
yikes, good luck!

mcoupemindy
01-03-2008, 08:04 AM
I have a 20# sledge that you can use :biggrin:

The fan tool should really help out. I had a similar situation a few years ago, the the fan tool popped it right off.

Scany
01-04-2008, 12:51 AM
I got the Zdmak tools and they work good. First time I did it I had to use a 32mm wrench and big screwdriver. I kept pulling and pulling without results, and then suddenly it just came loose like nothing. I believe I used some WD40 to assist.

Scotty
01-04-2008, 11:53 AM
Sorry for the delayed response. I think I've got the correct tool if you still need it. Mine fits an E30 fan.

djaxnz
01-05-2008, 07:42 AM
I have both tools too if you still need 'em....

John in VA
01-05-2008, 08:40 PM
Be sure to use some anti-seize on the nut when reinstalling, and just spin it on finger tight.