Update to brake pad relining. 150$ a weeks time and viola - ceramic front pads. No dust. A worthwhile expenditure over the semi-metallics that come on the car. Anyone looking for the same should be able to find a local company to reline their pads quite easily. As for the electrical gremlins above. Have you tried bridging the contact on your fan switch at the radiator to see if that is simply a bad fan sensor? That would be a huge issue solved - you do not want to overheat these cars.