radiator is out
Thanks for your help people. I removed the radiator this weekend in the pooring rain! I followed advice from here and the whole job went very smoothly. It took about an hour as everything was so easy to unplug or unclip with all the quick release fixings. I removed the fan, removed all the hoses, unplugged all the electrical bits, removed the expansion tank and simply lifted the radiator out of the car. I did not even go underneath the car during this process - everything was done from above.
I have ordered a new radiator which should be here tomorrow. The new radiator will be installed this weekend. hopefully it will all go back in as smoothly as it came out.
E90 318i 2007 N46 2.0 Manual
E53 X5 2004 M54 3.0 Sport Auto
E83 X3 2004 M54 2.5 Auto
Last edited by white_lancer; 11-27-2012 at 12:41 PM.