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Driveline, Engine & DME Tuning
Talk about driveline improvements, NA tuning and DME tuning your E46 BMW here. This includes diffs, intakes, exhausts, chips, software and OBD tuning.

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Old 11-22-2010, 06:33 PM   #1
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lower radiator hose undone

I was driving my car tonight and the lower radiator hose came undone where it connects to the radiator and all of my coolant came out. Fortunately, I heard a weird squeal from a pulley and pulled over immediately to see a trail of antifreeze behind. The temp gauge was still right in the middle so I am not worried about any overheating issues. I replaced both the upper and lower radiator hoses this summer along with a Stewart WP, OEM thermostat and Uro expansion tank. My car is at a park and I am going to just reconnect the lower radiator hose tomorrow and set the temp to 91 and add BMW antifreeze. Because of where the car is located, I can't drain the antifreeze down to the block. Is it alright just to refill the coolant for now and do a full down to the block coolant flush in the spring? Am I missing anything? I am guessing that I apparently didn't seat the lower hose correctly this summer and it came undone. It was dark and all I could do was just feel the hose undone at the connection - I am hoping that nothing else is wrong. Any advice?
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Old 11-22-2010, 07:12 PM   #2
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Old 11-22-2010, 08:28 PM   #3
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