Cooling & You - What happens when your E36 Fan clutch goes.E36 Fan Clutch
Happened to me this weekend. Got off the highway with nominal temps and as soon as I hit traffic, steam started slowly coming out of my hood. Temps went red. Pulled over immediately. Don't try to continue driving - you might steam all the coolant out and overheat your engine.
Popping the hood while my engine was still running lead me to realize that my fan wasn't going...no fan = no cool rad = steaming coolant.
Just wonderful. For everyone on this forum - be sure to always carry an extra bottle of premixed coolant for emergencies like this!
On that note, I need a new clutch fan badly this weekend. If you have one, let me know!
Last edited by limenuke; 07-01-2012 at 03:34 PM.