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Old 04-10-2011, 06:10 PM
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Originally Posted by microswitch View Post
water was steaming out of the bleeding screw on the expansion tank. Apparently that is where my leak was, and not the neck of the expansion tank as I guessed. As I tried to tighten the bleed screw I notice that it was very loose, actually it was broke and the top came off
Here's a picture of exactly that, from today, from this thread:
- E39 (1997 - 2003) > Identify this part and oil leak, picture game.

Here is the top of the expansion tank with the nipple broken off:


And, here's the broken bleeder screw:


And, here's what it looks like from the other side:
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