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Old 01-09-2013, 09:22 PM   #21
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In that situation, and only then, I'd give the sanding a shot before replacing the radiator...but it's the first I've heard of that issue here...and I read a lot here. But, that said, my concern was whether he had the decent skill. If you're sanding plastic to then have a pressure seal from o-ring, you'd need to be very careful and finish with a very fine sandpaper.
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Not only that but any variation from round towards oval will result in issues, again siting decent skills.
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Thank you for pointing out, you could be right about this, I have not paid attention to this and will check it out when I have chance, and I'm meaning try the fitting without the clip, does it fit without the clip?
No, it still will Not work due to the design BMW implemented... even without the metal C-clips.

Please direct your attention to said notches within the (top & bottom) of the large diameter coupling > see OP's own photo of the rad.hose in Post#9

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I unfortunately had to go to work but I had a friend come over and get it to fit.. so I will have to ask him what I was doing wrong. I appreciate all of your input everybody! this is a pretty good community now in the morning i will look at it and cross my fingers that there are no other leaks!
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