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BMW E30, 320i, Model 89 - 91, plastic bumpers

Hi there,

I have a 89/90 model plastic bumpers 320i and have recently had to change my radiator and viscus with the fan blade. I now find the fan bade will not fit and is touching the radiator.

I need the specs for both the radiator and the viscus with the fan blades, ie width and diametre,etc.

* Can you confirm if there is a difference in size with the 318i and 320i fan blades as I may have purchased the incorrect one.

* Can you confirm the exact length between the radiator and the viscus fan blade.

* Can you confirm if the older model radiators which is thinner will fit oon my model.

Thanks, looking forward to your reply.



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The 6 cylinder coupling uses 3 bolts to hold the fanblade on.
The 4 cylinder uses 4 bolts.
If you are using a 4 bolt coupling, you have the right one. Check
to see if you haven't maybe put the fanblade on back to front.
Hope this helps you

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