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Need to get the expansion tank out of bmw 323i 2000 cannot remove it any suggestions?

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I had to replace the o-rings on my 318is expansion tank. I found it easiest to remove the radiator (10mins) by using a small flat blade screw driver to release the radiator clips (push straight down in the slot and work towards the engine while wiggling the clip itself). Then I inverted the radiator on a piece of wood hanging the expansion tank over the curb, and used a rubber mallet with a 6" piece of 1x2 wood and GENTLY tapped on the lip near the top (now next to the ground) on both sides (switching back and forth) until it came off.

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?? i think it's part of your radiator, it's all one piece.
if it's separate from the radiator it should be hanging there only with some screws or clips, the rest is just pressure.
the have some rubber grommets on the bottom that keep them tight

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