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Old 04-09-2014, 07:54 AM
leannaluv leannaluv is offline
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Question 04 X3 hood struts/shocks?

This winter fried the supports for my hood, she wont stay up at all. Ive looked online but the prices vary so much, just want to get the right ones. They Should be OEM right?

P.S. If anyone has an extra coolant hose clip not clamp, laying around needing a good home I could use one, the clip is the smaller of the 2 that go on top next to the expansion tank to the left. While replacing coolant hose I lost not one but 2 of those clips and im leaking coolant having to add a little bit each time I drive and its making me nuts esp... with the hood issue lol I put down a tray underneath and it looks like its coming from somewhere in that area.... hoping that's it? fingers crossed!

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Old 04-09-2014, 05:47 PM
cagui1223 cagui1223 is offline
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This winter fried the supports for my hood, she wont stay up at all. Ive looked online but the prices vary so much, just want to get the right ones. They Should be OEM right?

P.S. If anyone has an extra coolant hose clip not clamp, laying around needing a good home I could use one, the clip is the smaller of the 2 that go on top next to the expansion tank to the left. While replacing coolant hose I lost not one but 2 of those clips and im leaking coolant having to add a little bit each time I drive and its making me nuts esp... with the hood issue lol I put down a tray underneath and it looks like its coming from somewhere in that area.... hoping that's it? fingers crossed!

Hey LeaNNaLuV,

Sorry to hear about your X3 troubles!
The hood shock / gas spring part number should be: 51233400352
As for purchasing "OEM" that's up to you. Just remember, you get what you pay for.
Two sites I frequent have the Genuine BMW listed:
http://www.Bavauto.com
$52.95 (sold individually)

http://www.ecstuning.com/Search/Site...00352/ES91646/
ECS Tuning sells them for $38.66


Regarding the clips,
I have a new lower hose that has 1 clip, however, I am not sure whether or not it will fit on the upper hose.
You may be better of buying a brand new upper hose online even if it were just for the clips. I believe the purpose of the clip is to prevent the hose from popping off under pressure.

Can you post pictures of where the coolant is leaking from?
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