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Old 07-02-2010, 07:14 AM
cn90 cn90 is offline
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Originally Posted by supradupe View Post
Well, the belts can be changed without removing the fan and fan shroud. You can loop the accessory belt out through the existing opening/space. I did it that way, surprising easy. I have a 2003 525i also.

But if there is already anti-seize on the fan clutch, removing the fan cluth is a 30-second job.
Then the belt job is much much easier with the fan clutch off resting inside the fan shroud.

RE: Nipple PN 17-11-0-419-132. When you buy a new radiator (Behr or Nissens), the nipple is included with it.
This is why it is not found in

BTW, seriously check all service records and do a cooling overhaul.
Your broken nipple is basically the 1st "brush with death" experience.

Last edited by cn90; 07-02-2010 at 07:29 AM.
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