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....
WHAT DO YOU GUYS THINK?
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