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Old 08-29-2013, 02:23 PM   #1
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water leaking?

Guys

today i was coming home from best buy, right when i turned on my car the dashboard light came on the "water" light, for the radiator, i go chck, and my car is leaking water, i manage to get the car home, without overheating, as i had water and anti freeze in the car.

Anyways got home, got under the car and found this, what exactly do i ask for in autozone or only? is this hose easy to repair?

or what could of caused it provblem? car is 190k miles, year 2000, 323i auto.



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Old 08-29-2013, 03:19 PM   #2
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Replace lower rad hose.

If you have to ask the question, it's probably the best to look at below thread and start replacing all necessary components.

http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=914109
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Old 08-29-2013, 03:33 PM   #3
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i asked on other forums and they said it was the lower radiator hose? but it doesnt look like it..
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Old 08-29-2013, 03:39 PM   #4
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I stand corrected.
After seeing the video again, it's coolant return hose.

#5 with part number 11531436410 from below pic.

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Old 08-29-2013, 03:44 PM   #5
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Ah i see, you think they have this at autozone? is it something i can do myself?

Thanks man, it is people like you that make me believe in BMW owners again!

Thanks much bro.
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Old 08-29-2013, 06:38 PM   #6
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If it's leaking where the hose clamps on to the plastic fitting, then you can probably cut off the bad end and reattach the hose. If it's leaking at the connection point, you may just have to replace the o-ring. However, if the plastic press and clip fitting itself is cracked, then you'll need a new hose assembly, which you'll have to order online or get from a local dealer. Autozone probably won't have what you need.
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Old 08-29-2013, 06:50 PM   #7
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If it's leaking where the hose clamps on to the plastic fitting, then you can probably cut off the bad end and reattach the hose.
+1 If the hose is long enough, it can be that simple.
It looked like it was spraying coolant when he pressed the hose by the clamp.
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Old 08-29-2013, 07:04 PM   #8
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i replaced mine just recently because the hose was torn below the metal clamp and there's no way you can cut the hose and reattach the metal clamp that goes on to the plastic fitting - very tight fit. the rubber o-ring inside the plastic fitting is NOT sold separately. before you install the new hose, make sure that the o-rings inside the fittings on both ends of the hose are not dislodged. in my old hose, the o-ring was dislodged and it expanded and it wouldn't fit inside the fitting anymore. i picked mine up at the dealer for $35, i'm sure they are cheaper elsewhere but i did not want to wait.
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Old 08-29-2013, 07:19 PM   #9
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i replaced mine just recently because the hose was torn below the metal clamp and there's no way you can cut the hose and reattach the metal clamp that goes on to the plastic fitting - very tight fit. the rubber o-ring inside the plastic fitting is NOT sold separately.
You'd need to pull the hose off to trim off the end. O-rings are not available from BMW, but they are available for purchase elsewhere: 22mm x 3.5mm.
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Old 08-29-2013, 07:26 PM   #10
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did you actually trim the hose and was able to refit the metal clamp? i still have the old hose and i just don't see how you can replace the clamp again due to the tight fit. my old hose below the clamp looks pregnant haha
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I havent done anything to it, i was thinking of cutting it as well, but like he says, it might be too tight for the fit. However, i dont loose anything by trying it, as i will be replacing it. Should i give this a go?
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Old 08-29-2013, 08:06 PM   #12
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You only need to cut off a very small section just to move the stressed section forward of the lip of the plastic fitting.

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Old 08-29-2013, 08:31 PM   #13
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question please watch vid.

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Old 08-29-2013, 08:43 PM   #14
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twist and pull out.
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Old 08-29-2013, 09:18 PM   #15
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Was able to pull it out, now ima see if i can find it anywehre online, what exactly should i be searching for? maybe ebay has one? or should i search somewhere else, im looking for a low cost, as i dont have a job at the moment.
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Part # on post #4. try bmaparts or rockauto
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Old 08-29-2013, 10:08 PM   #17
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Alright found it bro!

Thanks for all your help!
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now ima see if i can find it anywehre online, what exactly should i be searching for?
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Old 08-29-2013, 10:30 PM   #19
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OP, see the first link in my sig. Replace it all. Once you pull that out, you will weaken and/or quite possibly break other components nearby. If you happen to succesfully replace that piece, the other components aren't far behind. Further, you state you had antifreeze and water in the car. This leads me to believe the following:

1) You've had cooling issues in the past. It's now time to start replacing it all.

2) You opened the expansion tank while hot. This is dangerous.
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It's now time to start replacing it all.
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