E38 coolant leak
Coolant level was down on our 2000 740iL. I noticed some coolant crust on the upper radiator hose 'elbow' connector that I'm pointing to in pic. I decided to keep an eye on it and filled (possibly overfilled) the system. A couple of days later the hose blew off the T-connector (also in pic). Is the apparent seamless clamp reusable or do I just replace it with a standard hose clamp? Also, to address the leak, how does the connector remove from the aluminum neck? I removed the electrical connector type retainer wire. The connector wiggles but seems to be retained by a plastic stem similar to a rivet. Is replacing this leaking 'elbow' connector my only option? Thanks in advance!
Last edited by Mr Rumblur; 01-05-2010 at 03:02 AM.