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E39 (1997 - 2003)
The BMW 5-Series (E39 chassis) was introduced in the United States as a 1997 model year car and lasted until the 2004 when the E60 chassis was released. The United States saw several variations including the 525i, 528i, 530i and 540i. -- View the E39 Wiki

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Old 06-08-2011, 03:43 PM
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1999 BMW 528i E39 Radiator hoses

I am trying to replace the radiator shrould. I need to remove some of the hoses to have better access. Does anybody know how these hoses can be disconnected from the radiator and radiator expansion tank ? I did remove clips securing the hoses but I am not sure whether I should twist and pull.

Your help will be greatly appreciated
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Old 06-08-2011, 04:54 PM
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This has been discussed multiple times in forum.
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Old 06-08-2011, 06:08 PM
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This has been discussed multiple times in forum.
Are you sure? BMW cooling systems are reliable, aren't they? Better than Lexus I hear!
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Old 06-08-2011, 11:03 PM
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In the bestlinks, there are the following related hints posted after thinking about the hose-removal problem for a while:
- How not to remove the large radiator hose connector spring clips (1)

In addition, the team came up with the following hints that the OP will do well to read and learn from:

- How not to remove the nipple from the E39 radiator (broken radiator nipple)
- How not to put your E39 fan clutch back on (crooked fan clutch nut)
- How not to bleed your E39 cooling system (1) (broken bleeder screw)
- How not to replace your E39 thermostat (thermostat loom misplaced)
- How not to remove your E39 expansion tank (broken expansion tank nipple & cn90 repair)

(Note: I do realize I ended that "team" sentence with a preposition; I never did understand that grammatical rule.)

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