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Old 12-08-2011, 09:42 AM   #12
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Originally Posted by BMW-North View Post
I hear you and I understand why you are driving the car around - but if you're working on a coolant system - say a component replacement or a flush - you've removed the belly pan to drain the block, possibly removed belts and replaced, disconnected and re-attached the fragile paper clip BMW hose connectors -if anything went wrong - i wouldn't want to be far from where I could easily fix it. Plus I put the belly pan back on last thing before lowering car.

Driving the car around is unnecessary to open the thermostat - just didn't want newbies thinking that the motion of the vehicle contributed anything.
I agree. much easier and safer to stay in the driveway. no reason to complicate the situation.
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