got in the car after work yesterday and fired the beast up, and fook me the noise it made for a second or two was horrendous like the world had ended, but then it stopped and seemed to be running fine, so drove home steadily, popped the bonnet and found that the fan cowling had come off the radiator and wedged its self into the fan smashing the top off the cowling and breakig a fin off the fan so out with the cable ties and fix whats left of the cowling back to the radiator.
But the missing fin is now causing a real bad imballance and the whole engine is vibrating like hell at idle, I guess this will fuck up my nice new water pump in no time, so need to fix it at the weekend.
I have a electric fan from a 318i auto, could I fit that to the rad somehow and do away with the viscous?
I dont have the relitive parts like temp sensors etc so could I just wire it up off a temporary switch and use the fan if im sitting in traffic?
I HAVE to use the car as it is for work tomorrow( 70 mile round trip) but will be nervous that its going to break on me.