M3 radiator shroud

Discussion in 'E36 M3 (1991-1999) and E30 M3 (1986-1990)' started by M3Fetish, Jun 25, 2020.

  1. 25 Jun 2020 at 1:35 AM #1
    M3Fetish

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    Hi guys, had a slight issue with my viscous fan which blew up (tensioner on the serpentine belt gave way and caused me havoc!)

    The fan has took my radiator, bonnet strut, dented the underside of my bonnet and ripped through the lining, I've ordered all the required replacement bits however the one thing I happen to be struggling with is the radiator/fan shroud.... Does anyone know where I can source one, find an alternative, that may fit with some alteration or better still has anyone got a spare they may be interested in selling?

    Main sealers want £110 plus for a bit of plastic ( viscous fan shroud) which in my opinion is pretty steep.... And secondly, does a fan shroud make a big difference (I will not be taking the car on the track)

    Any help would be much appreciated!
     
  2. 25 Jun 2020 at 9:02 AM #2
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    The fan shroud makes the fan more efficient, but many people run without it.
     
  3. 25 Jun 2020 at 12:35 PM #3
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    Unless you spend your time stuck in traffic, an entirely unsuitable environment for an M3 anyway, then you probably don't need the shroud or the fan. I haven't had a puller fan in mine for 4 years now, no drama. edit: +6*C - 28*C
     
  4. 30 Jun 2020 at 2:55 PM #4
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    For those sort of bits I normally use a guy on facebook named Paul Glover. He seems to break quite a few M3s these days so should be able to sort you out. Has got me plenty of parts and quickly before. Normally found posting on the E36 Parts for sale group
     
  5. 30 Jun 2020 at 6:38 PM #5
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    Thanks guys for all the input, it seems like the shroud isn't too essential, unfortunately I'm not on Facebook, is he on here? So I can contact him? Ultimately now I'm not too fussed, but if possible I would like one to keep originality

    Thanks!
     
  6. 30 Jun 2020 at 8:30 PM #6
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