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sstenni18
02-20-2011, 09:16 AM
Need Advice.... changed the upper radiator hose on bmw330i 2003, yesterday car started steaming in front then coolent came leaking from below the engine. Also my heater hasn't been working properly for a few weeks :(

mujjuman
02-20-2011, 10:20 AM
Did you bleed the system? Check the expansion tank? Go to the E46 forum

Norm37
02-20-2011, 02:07 PM
Need Advice.... changed the upper radiator hose on bmw330i 2003, yesterday car started steaming in front then coolent came leaking from below the engine. Also my heater hasn't been working properly for a few weeks :(

First you need to determine where the leak is when the engine is cold.

http://www.aa1car.com/library/coolant_leaks.htm

You do this with a coolant system pressure tester.

Sears. $86.67

http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_12605_SPM222401807P?prdNo=2&blockNo=2&blockType=G2

Onlinen $35

http://www.google.com/products/catalog?q=radiator+pressure+test&hl=en&rlz=1T4ADRA_enUS392US392&prmd=ivns&bav=on.1,or.&wrapid=tlif129823554176510&um=1&ie=UTF-8&cid=9498072454651814737&ei=NIBhTY_rO5TAsAP88p3PCA&sa=X&oi=product_catalog_result&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CHIQ8wIwAA#

TRS550
02-20-2011, 04:48 PM
......Also my heater hasn't been working properly for a few weeks :(

Well, there was your first clue. You don't say how many miles on your car, but 7 years for a cooling system on a BImmer.....your car was about due for a cooling system overhaul anyway. Radiator, water pump, exp tank, thermostat and housing. Might as well do it all now because it's due.

BIMMERUSAM5
02-20-2011, 05:09 PM
Just buy a new BMW and call it a day...:p