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Old 02-27-2013, 12:53 PM   #186
CrazyOneToo
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Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Fort Smith, Arkansas
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My Ride: 1999 328i 4dr
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Originally Posted by capriccio View Post
Hey. I'm new to the site. I have the same leak as yours. What parts did you get to fix your leak ? Thanks !
I unfortunately had to replace the radiator. It was leaking around the plastic ends of the rad.
Since I had to take it all apart to replace it I also replaced the expansion tank, ET bracket,
and auto trans thermostat (it breaks when coming apart). I shortened the reassembly steps a little when
putting it back together. I did it with the ET, ET bracket, therm, and bottom connector all assembled first.
Just look at it closely and make sure you get the ET mounting bracket hooks locked in where they go.
I'm not even close to being a mechanic and it wasn't so bad really. My hardest and worst part was the lower hose.
It was seized on and I had to wrangle it around and remove the radiator while it was still attached.
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