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Old 08-27-2012, 10:58 AM   #11755
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Originally Posted by VIKTR View Post
That's true

Now to decide whether I should do a complete overhaul or just start with hoses and belts and see where that takes me.
What's your current mileage? My suggestion is to go the full overhaul route. The system is only as strong as its weakest component. My car will be due for its second cooling system overhaul in about 4,500 miles. The first one experienced a partial failure at 68k and the entire system was replaced minus the radiator. This time, the rad is being replaced too.

Originally Posted by ///MPR77 View Post
+1 tensioners, and pulleys while you're at it.
Yes, make sure you cover all bases. I've had all these replaced on my car as well.

1999 Techno Violet Metallic BMW M3
2005 Audi B6 S4 quattro 6MT
2004 BMW 330i
1986 BMW 535i

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