This MacBook Pro is a workhorse and on for 20 hrs a day powering an external monitor. The fans finally started sounding like meat grinders.
Repair was easy! I used a tool kit I ordered with the parts because I didn't have a #6 torx bit.
Definitely make sure you have the right tools.
MacBook Pro 15" Late 2008 through Mid 2012 excluding Mid 2009 2.53 GHz Left Fan
MacBook Pro 15" Late 2008 through Mid 2012 excluding Mid 2009 2.53 GHz Right Fan