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Old 24 Mar 2014, 06:53 pm
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PT3, He didn't receive it yet so he can't tell you if it worked or not. Read his post.
I know but that post was made in Jan. thought he would have gotten it by now
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Old 24 Mar 2014, 06:59 pm
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I know but that post was made in Jan. thought he would have gotten it by now

True but going by his profile, that was the last time he came to the forum (27 Jan 14). So, you can try following his remarks on how to do it yourself. Yo just have to find the same things he did either in a junk yard or eBay.
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Sorry about the disappearing act- I got the fan, it is the same Bosch motor that's in the PT, and it's been sitting in my garage for 2 months. In the week it took to get here, the Cruiser never threw another code, never showed any further sign of fan failure and has been running perfectly.

I've impressed upon my wife how important it is to keep an eye on the temp gauge and let me know if it ever goes past half scale. Thankfully Mobil1 adds a measure of forgiveness in a temporary overheat situation; I explained that as long as the car is doing at least 20MPH her baby will be OK; it's the stop & go scenario when it relies solely on the electric fan that it would cook.

In the meantime I'm focusing on a timing belt redo, along with the water pump, thermostat, temp sender, tensioner, idler, motor mounts, front wheel bearings, etc.

I'm keeping the fan for the day I need it and after the other stuff is done she'll have an 11 year old GT that looks & runs like new. We bought it in November with 93,000 on the clock, and the previous 2 owners took exceptional care of the exterior & interior.

My wife loves this car and I do too. I attached the build sheet for our GT for anyone that wants to see it...
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Old 24 Mar 2014, 07:46 pm
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Well, that doesn't help PT3 as he was hoping you'd get the fan wire it all up and post the results because his GT 03 needs a new fan.
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ill give u more than than u paid for it
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I did inspect the Bosch setup on the Mercedes W211 fan I bought- As kpapgian states in the start of this thread, it is the same motor & connector surrounded by different plastic. I don't anticipate any problems dismounting it from the Mercedes fitment then attaching it to my GT.

I just took a quick look on Ebay. The cheapest one I saw is going for 208.00 delivered, item #121150082153.
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PS- I'm keeping this one as a spare. I know that the minute I don't own it I'll need it...
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thank you so much!

I grabbed that Motor, hope to have it by the end of the week, then my mechanic agreed to change out just the motor and keep the original fans. Ill let you know how it went.

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How does one remove the motor from the Mercedes mount?
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How does one remove the motor from the Mercedes mount?

Looks like a bunch of Torx screw holding it in. Hard to tell but it looks like the #20 or #15 Torx screws all around the outsides.

Here's what the insides of our fan motor looks like.

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