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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

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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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