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Old 12-13-2011, 11:56 PM   #5601
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Old 12-14-2011, 01:39 AM   #5602
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recently I've been chasing a coolant leak, I replaced everything but the radiator at first, then I had to get a replacement upper hose because it leaked. Now the rad is leaking...

also in the last month or so
-new air filter and duct boots (torn)
-cleaned throttle body and IAC (helped a lot) used CRC throttle body cleaner, that stuff is gooood.
-Stewart WP
-LED interior lights (back pillars waiting to be pulled and fixed, CF re-wrap or something
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-pulled center console out to wire up a switch for the angel eye relay
-finding time to re-finish the center console/cup holders as they are scratched.
-Dunlop SP winter sport 3d snow tires

side note: summer tires like Dunlop's Sport Maxx TT's don't grip even dry below 30 'F

and she's in need of a cleaning, again.

thats a lot. Have you pinpointed your coolant leak on the actual radiator? its better to start with the more inexpensive items first.



It turned out my coolant leak was coming from the part where the expansion tank meets the upper hose. So I changed both of them today as well as the coolant sensor, coolant, and oil. Now I just have to track down this oil leak I have. I cleaned my whole bottom end and kept the plastic cover off in hopes it will show me what area its coming down from.
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Old 12-14-2011, 08:51 AM   #5603
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Old 12-14-2011, 08:52 AM   #5604
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Bought a set of VMR VB3's 18x8.5 all around in gunmetal, bought from supreme power parts, they hooked me up on shipping by giving me a $100 credit, the total was $750 shipped to Hawaii!
Thats an amazing price. Wonder what it would have been within the Cont US.
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Old 12-14-2011, 09:56 AM   #5605
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Old 12-14-2011, 10:13 AM   #5606
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Old 12-14-2011, 01:52 PM   #5607
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Cooling System failed but did not overheat ! i got lucky ... caught it early
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Old 12-14-2011, 01:52 PM   #5608
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$612 later...Ordered a custom cart full of Genuine BMW cooling system. She will be taking a 2 week nap until i can replace her cooling system with brand new shiny parts !
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Old 12-14-2011, 02:15 PM   #5609
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Old 12-14-2011, 02:29 PM   #5610
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Old 12-14-2011, 05:46 PM   #5611
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Old 12-14-2011, 06:00 PM   #5612
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Washed and waxed, cleaned inside and out. Watched it for a couple hours....
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Old 12-14-2011, 06:03 PM   #5613
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thats a lot. Have you pinpointed your coolant leak on the actual radiator? its better to start with the more inexpensive items first.



It turned out my coolant leak was coming from the part where the expansion tank meets the upper hose. So I changed both of them today as well as the coolant sensor, coolant, and oil. Now I just have to track down this oil leak I have. I cleaned my whole bottom end and kept the plastic cover off in hopes it will show me what area its coming down from.

yeah it was a lot of stuff, and it's on one of the tubes running across the rad. I've replaced everything else already, most because of wear causing small seeping leaks in cold weather, and some as preventive maintenance. The car being a manual trans made the rad a little cheaper and much easier to change. I'm just waiting on it to cool before cracking it open right now.

I love the fan on this car, 1 screw, 1 push rivet, 2 plugs, pull it out.
upcoming I plan on VANOS seals and rattle kit, possible 02 sensor, and some rear diff work to seal it and stiffen the mounting back up. then maybe I'll have time and money to rebuild my shifter.

115,000 miles and counting, daily driven, clean all around, and underneath.

Is your oil leak coming from up front somewhere? If it is, check into your oil filter housing gasket, the one between the engine and the filter housing, not the o-ring on the cap. mine had a leak there last winter.

back to the garage now to swap the new rad in. should be cold enough now.
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Old 12-14-2011, 06:17 PM   #5614
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Old 12-14-2011, 06:42 PM   #5615
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Washed and waxed, cleaned inside and out. Watched it for a couple hours....
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Old 12-14-2011, 06:44 PM   #5616
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Old 12-14-2011, 07:44 PM   #5617
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Old 12-15-2011, 02:59 AM   #5618
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Changed my coil today. My car is running so much smoother. To bad tho that I drop a cover cap (number 15) to the side. I hope that it will do nothing to my car.

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Old 12-15-2011, 03:00 AM   #5619
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Changed my coil today. My car is running so much smoother. To bad tho that I drop a cover cap (number 15) to the side. I hope that it will do nothing to my car.

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Old 12-15-2011, 04:51 AM   #5620
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yeah it was a lot of stuff, and it's on one of the tubes running across the rad. I've replaced everything else already, most because of wear causing small seeping leaks in cold weather, and some as preventive maintenance. The car being a manual trans made the rad a little cheaper and much easier to change. I'm just waiting on it to cool before cracking it open right now.

I love the fan on this car, 1 screw, 1 push rivet, 2 plugs, pull it out.
upcoming I plan on VANOS seals and rattle kit, possible 02 sensor, and some rear diff work to seal it and stiffen the mounting back up. then maybe I'll have time and money to rebuild my shifter.

115,000 miles and counting, daily driven, clean all around, and underneath.

Is your oil leak coming from up front somewhere? If it is, check into your oil filter housing gasket, the one between the engine and the filter housing, not the o-ring on the cap. mine had a leak there last winter.

back to the garage now to swap the new rad in. should be cold enough now.
Yeah, the fan is a breeze to get off. I kept reading on the possible sources for oil leaks the other day and came across the OFHG having issues after time. You saying that makes me more certain thats the problem. Ill have a look when I get some time. Thanks for the advice!
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