Thank YOU StrangeDays!!! You afforded me some relief...
That makes sense to me. It's what the engineers of the family told me (mom, bro, sis), including a 30 year BMW specialist. I was so confused with their descriptions; even though expalined in perfect English.
So, does this mean I just might not have a gasket problem? Plus, my radiator hose is brand new.
The pump....being the water pump? (sorry I'm not that savy, I'll go with yes)
Guess, I'm getting a new radiator. Ordering online from AutoHausAZ.com (169.80)... Lord help me