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Old 07-18-2011, 03:32 PM   #1
SteUK
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Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Banbury, England
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My Ride: 318iES
318i M43tu Touring Engine Coolant Drain Bolt

Hi Chaps,

Having a real problem locating the engine coolant drain bolt. There is this torx bolt about 12 inches up from the oil drain bolt, and 3 inches towards the rear of the car. Seems rather too accessible compared to some peoples accounts of locating the drain bolt!

Have no history of the car ever having coolant change and really don't want to cut corners on the water pump, thermostat, expansion tank and rad hose replacement.

Here is a (bad) picture of the torx bolt.



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Ste
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