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I have BMW 318i, E46, 2000 model, i wanted to replace the hose pipe that moves from the bottom of the radiator to the coolant connector pipe at the engine, but it is very difficult to remove it from the bottom of the radiator. How must i do turn the pipe at the bottom of the radiator? Must i turn clockwise or anticlockwise? i ahve been struggling with it for weeks now and my car is nor moving.

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Normally you loosen the clamp an spin hose. For more details check w/ BavAuto.com or Pelican parts.com

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I have a 1997 bmw 318i that is overheating. Steam comes from back of engine compartment and the fan is not engaging. What could the problem be?


It is likely that the heater core has sprung a leak, or the hoses leading to the heater core have failed. This would cause a loss of coolant that would make the coolant temperature sensor think it wasn't necessary to turn the fan on, and would cause steam to appear to rise out of the back of the engine. If you turn the heater on inside the passenger compartment and get steam through the vents, it's DEFINITELY a heater core breach. Otherwise, check the hoses leading to the heater core and make sure they are still connected and not leaking. Good luck!

May 25, 2014 | 1997 BMW 318

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2001 A4 thermostat location


Hello! Ignore my request regarding the engine size, The thermostat is well hidden..Standard labor to replace is 2.0 hours...Thermostat is part # 06B-121-111-G....
Step 1: Drain coolant...

Remove bottom belly pan... Remove coolant reservior tank cap... Remove plastic clip holding coolant sensor in place at lower radiator hose/pipe... With bucket/catch pan underneath, remove sensor and let coolant drain...


Step 2: Remove upper radiator hose...

Remove the small hose connecting the coolant reservoir to the upper radiator hose... Then remove the larger hose from the hard pipe running along the intake and from the radiator... You'll need to pop up (but not off) the metal clip holding the hose to the radiator, then firmly pull back..

Step 3: Remove intake hose (throttle body to inter-cooler)...

Remove driver's side headlight (not necessary but makes it a lot easier). Loosen clamp at each end and remove hose...

Step 4: Remove throttle body...

Remove electrical connector and 4 hex bolts (5mm)...

Step 5: Loosen serpentine belt and slip off of alternator...

Use a box-end or adjustable wrench on tensioner, pull to the right... Carefully slip belt off alternator (towards front of car). Allow to hang loose below...

Step 6: Remove alternator bolts...

Remove 4 bolts holding alternator to bracket...

Step 8: Remove vertical support piece from intake manifold to block...

Remove the two bolts holding the support piece (6mm hex)...

Step 9: Remove bolt from metal hose on thermostat; remove bolt from top of oil cooler...

This will allow you to move the hard pipe away from thermostat... Then wiggle it free from the pipe afterwards...

Bolt holding the hard pipe on the right, two bolts holding the thermostat to the block on the left...

Step 10: Remove upper and lower hoses from t-stat. Remove electrical connector on back side...

Step 11: Remove 2 bolts holding thermostat to block, and remove thermostat...See photo below...Guru...Saailer







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Oct 23, 2011 | 2001 Audi A4

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My car BMW 318i 2000 model was parked for about 1.5 years without driving. the water pipes are bursting. first it was the plastic pipe on the engine and after replacing, the water tank on the side of the...


Is the water tank the windshield washer fluid or the radiator overflow tank??

If it is the washer fluid tank, fill it with "below 32F" type fluid. If it is the radiator over flow tank, it would appear to me that the radiator fluid is too watered down or weak and is not freeze resistant. The radiator fluid should be 50/50 mix of Prestone or other make of radiator fluid and water. This is to save your engine and radiator from bursting. Ice takes up move volume that water (this is why Ice floats on water). Inside of a pipe, radiator or engine block, this can be devisating. You could crack your radiator or engine block. Hopefully who ever serviced your car last used the correct fluid. You might want to get this checked before more damage happens to your car.

Hope this helps.

Jan 01, 2011 | BMW 318 Cars & Trucks

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BMW 318i what part is that?? question


Looked at image and would say that that is where the hose comes off for the heater , but wouldn't know what to call it. Take the picture to the bmw dealership parts dept. they will know what it is called and order it for you. It the metal pipe broken for sure , or is the leak coming from the hose or the seal ?

Apr 04, 2010 | 2000 BMW 3 Series

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BMW 1995 318i - Car Running Hot


There is a blockage or leak in your cooling system. That may come in a few different forms:
Incorrectly installed thermostat
Water pump not functioning - you may see water dripping from the pump or a stain from the hole under the water pump.
Severely coroded hoses/coolant passages - if the fluid is brown and the inside of the radiator rusty
External leak - you would see fluid on the ground Internal leak - you would see steam/white smoke from the tail pipe or water in the oil (may look like chocolate milk or not), if the oil level is extremely high this would be a good indication
heater core bypassed

Jan 06, 2010 | 2003 BMW 5 Series

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Where is the coolant temperatue located on a BMW


The engine coolant temp sensor is in the cyl head that tells the computer the engine temp.

Nov 23, 2009 | 1999 BMW 318 ti

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I have a bmw 92 325i. The engine keep over heating and then pipe connected to the radiator come off. I fix the pipe but it still over heat. The coolant level is good and it run with out over heating...


Hi,
I think you are referring to the radiator hose. There is one at the top of your radiator and one at the bottom.
It sounds like you had a build-up of pressure from overheating, which caused your hose to come off.
A major culprit for this is a sticking thermostat. If the thermostat does not allow coolant to flow through then engine, it will overheat quickly. This is not good for your engine. I would replace the thermostat. It is inside of a housing on your engine, which the top radiator hose is connected to. Be sure to get a new gasket for the housing.
I hope this helps... Good luck!

Sep 04, 2009 | BMW 325 Cars & Trucks

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How do i replace a radiator


  1. Drain the engine coolant.
  2. On Canadian models, disconnect the relay block that controls the day time running lights.
  3. Detach the upper radiator hose.
  4. Remove the lower radiator hose from the water outlet pipe.
  5. On vehicles with an automatic transmission, remove the transmission oil cooler hoses from the cooler pipe.
  6. Detach the cooling fan connectors.
  7. Remove the Engine Coolant Temperature (ECT) switch connector.
  8. To remove the radiator cooling fans, detach the 2 bolts and 2 upper supports.
  9. Lift out the radiator and remove the radiator/cooling fans(s) assembly.
  10. Remove the lower supports.
  11. Remove the oil cooler hoses from the radiator.
  12. Remove the lower radiator hoses from the radiator if they are still attached.
  13. Remove the No.1 ECT switch.
  14. Detach the cooling fans from the radiator.
Remember, SAFETY FIRST...never open, service, or drain radiator when hot. Serious burns or injury can occur. Always drain coolant into a sealable container. Cats and dogs are attracted to coolant and can be fatal to them if consumed. Coolant should be re-used unless it's contaminated or several years old.
Sure hope this helps you and good luck.

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Water leak coming from back of engine. 1998 BMW 318i 1.9


Hi, on these engines they have a plastic elbow at the back of the cylinder head that gat brittle and break inside the head, it may look ok but it would be a good place to start to look for a coolant leak as this is quite common. regards mark.

Jan 27, 2009 | 1999 BMW 318 ti

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