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    Update on Baum #115050 (fan clutch holder)

    I've bought this tool few days ago from ebay place called "El Paso Tools". I've expected no name brand and I was questioning quality, but to my surprise I've received genuine Baum tool which appears excellent quality.

    Tool was little over $26 and I've just finished testing it on both of my engines: M52 and M62. It works great in combination with my 32mm wrench. You have to position the nut in the right spot and it's little bit tight, but that's because I have fairly thick Northern Tool wrench.

    I'm aware that some people made their own tool and some got away using screwdriver or hammer. I've done all that in the past and it's not worth the risk of getting injured or cracking plastic t-stat housing.

    These 2 tools will run you less than $35 and they'll well worth the cost. here are the few pics of tools in action:








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    Question, fan clutch holder....(m)

    In your pic of the fan clutch holder the right side with the slotted hole kind of looks like it would work for both. Hard to tell from the pic, maybe the hole spacing is slightly off?
    I made one from a piece of bar stock. Haven't had to use it yet.

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    M62 uses 2 round holes, M52 uses slotted hole (m)

    I guess the spacing of 4 10mm bolts are different in each engine. At the beginning of test, I actually thought that tool won't fit. Then I realize that each engine has shorter and longer spacing between the bolts and that 2 engines still differ from each other.

    That's #1 thing I like about this tool, the dual action. All the other tools I've seen, you'd have to buy 2 different ones. We're lucky with our M62's, plenty of space. M52 is much tighter fit.



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    Staggered 18" style 32 OEM wheels
    3.15 open differential
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    Z3 shifter
    VDO oil pressure and temperature gauges in place of headlight/fog switches
    Powder coated valve covers-satin black
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    Alpine white, premium package, prod. date 04/97, single VANOS
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    Thanks for the feedback. Most don't bother.


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    The real issue is that the nuts are recessed>>

    on the M62 water pump, and the tool has to be relieved to fit onto them.
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    Not a problem, longer bolts will reach the flange






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