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Old 02-17-2017, 04:39 PM   #1
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Help! Can't locate the coolant plug on the engine block.

Hi Guys

I'm a newbie on here and I really need some advice if possible.

So my partner and I have been searching for hours for the coolant drain plug on the engine block on her BMW 318i SE 2004 model. We've been told its near the where the exhaust goes into the manifold...we have searched and searched and the only one we have found that might be the one is a bolt approx size 19 mm. Its situated just below a pipe on the drivers side of the block near the front of the engine itself. I have attached (hopefully) two photo's of the bolt in question.

Can anyone please advise us if this is the correct bolt?

Any advice or pics would be greatly appreciated.

Many thanks in advance

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Old 02-18-2017, 03:36 PM   #2
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Old 02-27-2018, 12:21 PM   #3
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Be careful when screwing this plastic screw out / in, you can soon Over tighten the thing. ( Done it, been there)
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