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Unread 03-22-2008, 12:25 AM   #1

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Your Ride: 02 540I
Cool my RAD gives me the creeps...

2002 540i
i was driving the vehicle, and i noticed the TEMP go up quickly pulled over... let cool, filled it up, then i noticed COOLANT flowing out the side of the rad... looked like a crack.... STEAM everywhere... people giving WEIRD LOOKS
so i purchase a new RAD... brought it home ... pulled the old rad out, and notice as i was putting everything together the upper rad hose was leaking, a stream of coolant as i was bleeding,, and im sure i had the thing on perfectly, with the u clip in place.
i figured it was the SEAL, in the hose... could i purchase them at the dealership, i was gonna do.... UPPER/ LOWER/ and BOTTOM seals and u clips, just to make sure....
the BEHR was the original, 160k time to go, the water pump has no play or whine.... expansion tank is ok, just not a firm connection, I THINK THE SEAL is shot, since the crack probably cooked my hoses
CAN I HAVE SOME INPUT from you e39 lovers...

THE AFTER MARKET RAD is exact same, am i thinking correct.... RAD HOSES NEED THE INNER SEAL/U CLIPS???

all i can think about is, coolant pouring out of the seal... rad hose connection... and damn its the worst feeling....

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i know its easter... but 1:23am and i cant sleep

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