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Old 01-23-2010, 01:29 AM
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Where exactly do we look on the E39 radiator for telltale cracks?

Where exactly do we look on the E39 radiator for telltale cracks?

Searching, I find pictures of fingers pointing to hoses and photos of replacement alloy radiators designed to not have the fatigue cracks ... but WHERE exactly do I look for these telltale cracks in the 2002 525i automatic?



Apparently, when I do replace the radiator, other things will fail too (like the water pump). Is this the canonical cooling-system overall DIY (from cn90) for the 2002 525i?
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