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Old 08-01-2010, 10:24 PM
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Mein Auto: 02 BMW 525i M54 auto 130K
I finished the job and drove the car today for a test drive and it drove well (even cured itself of the loud noise upon startup).

Only one step left and that's to bleed it.

Disaster struck (again)!

As the final final step, I tried to follow the cn90 bleed method and then the conflicting NNY528I bleed method, and, well, I guess I tweaked the thermostat hose bleed screw one to many times!

Half is stuck in the hose and I now own my very own ethylene glycol fountain!

Using a screw extractor set (bought when I learned how NOT to change oil), I then cracked the plastic in the upper radiator hose. So a new hose is required before the car will move again.

No big deal ... but, I don't want to break the radiator while I'm removing the hose so I need to be gentle.

I pulled one u-shaped pin right off; and the other one is sticking out. What's next for removing the hose w/o breaking the thermostat on one end and the radiator on the other end?

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Last edited by bluebee; 08-01-2010 at 10:27 PM.
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