Date registered: Dec 2005
Vehicle: W211 E320 Bluetec R129 SL500 - $1300 car ........ Ford F350 6l
Location: CA Bay Area
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Dealing with old engines is not always easy. When I had water pump going bad on my welder with Perkins engine, I found lot of help with parts number on ... Turkish sites.
Coming back to fan issue, if you don't succeed in finding original replacement, electric fans conversions are easy available and used on lot of vehicles.
Usually the problem is that they provide lower output than OEM mechanical fans, but unless you use the engine under heavy load over 80% of the time, it should not be an issue.
Manu fact I am driving my MB diesels with engine fans removed even in triple digits temperatures.