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Old 01-29-2012, 11:23 PM
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For the cross-linked record, here's another way to remove the large radiator hoses:
- E39 (1997 - 2003) > Notes from my cooling system overhaul

Originally Posted by cwpo1 View Post
The top and bottom hoses were about 40.00 together from auto parts warehouse dot com. Pull the clip up with a pair of needle noses and pull loose. Putting them on I had to grease the radiator and hose coupling to get the new ones on. Same thing with the sensor in the lower radiator hose. I had grease the hole as well as the sensor, wrap with towel (so I would not break it) and squeeze it in. I did this part at the kitchen table. I could not imagine it going in while attached to the radiator.
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