E46 BMW Social Directory E46 FAQ 3-Series Discussion Forums BMW Photo Gallery BMW 3-Series Technical Information E46 Fanatics - The Ultimate BMW Resource BMW Vendors General E46 Forum The Tire Rack's Tire Wheel Forum Forced Induction Forum The Off-Topic The E46 BMW Showroom For Sale, For Trade or Wanting to Buy

Welcome to the E46Fanatics forums. E46Fanatics is the premiere website for BMW 3 series owners around the world with interactive forums, a geographical enthusiast directory, photo galleries, and technical information for BMW enthusiasts.

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact contact us.

Go Back   E46Fanatics > E46 BMW > General E46 Forum

General E46 Forum
This is the place to get answers, opinions and everything you need related to your E46 (sedan, coupe, convertible and wagon) BMW!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 01-17-2015, 09:04 AM   #1
sean_d
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
Posts: 20
My Ride: 2002 330XI
Hard to get off hoses

Does anyone have a special technique or a good way to get off the hoses with the grey spring that you have to push down (ATF hoses, oil cooler hoses). Im taking off my radiator and have 4 i have to get off, I got 1 but can't seem to get the others. Thanks
sean_d is offline   Reply With Quote
Ads by Google

Guests, get your FREE E46Fanatics.com membership to remove this ad.
Old 01-17-2015, 09:20 AM   #2
Bafffyyy
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Sydney, Australia
Posts: 1,134
My Ride: is Individual
Send a message via Skype™ to Bafffyyy
There's a special tool for it, but you can search for some alternatives in threads here.
__________________

'03 Individual in Estoril Blue//Beige alcantara interior//Electric Fan Conversion//GAS Rebuilt DISA//Liqui-Moly fluids//OEM ///M Strut Bar//Umnitza Orion V4's//Eagle Eye LED Tails
Bafffyyy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-2015, 07:01 PM   #3
BMWCaptain
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: TEXAS - Where I give Real World advice and don't just criticize others. People here need to RESPECT other's opinions!
Posts: 1,755
My Ride: 03 325iT SportWagon
You can use an open end wrench and push against the plastic clip.
__________________
Founding Member of the Club of Dangerous Fanatics

Engine swap, HG, tranny swap, GM & ZF tranny rebuilds, shocks, struts, brakes, WPs, Thermostats, belts, tensioners, fuel pumps, radiators, window regs, hoses, PS pump, Spark Plugs, VCGs, coils, fuel filters, CVVs, VANOS seals, rack, LCABs, Exp. Tanks, OFHGs, RCABs, OP, boots, ABS, GUIDOs, starter, A/C, DISA, Diff, SAP

Sir Knight BMWCaptain
BMWCaptain is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-2015, 07:55 PM   #4
SilberVogel
OEM ///Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Tulsa, OK
Posts: 613
My Ride: 2002 330Ci Conv.
The quick disconnect tool is the Assenmacher 5346. Will save you some time and frustration using the correct tool, especially if another method ends up breaking any of the plastic rings off. Not the only method out there that works, but certainly the easiest. Here’s a cheaper version of the tool on Amazon that does the same thing: http://www.amazon.com/CTA-3466-Steer...TBR6KRLMOAJA6I.
__________________



DIYs help you save money with repairs; let www.bmwpnpc.com help you save money with the parts.
SilberVogel is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Censor is ON





All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:44 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
(c) 1999 - 2011 performanceIX Inc - privacy policy - terms of use