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Old 08-19-2017, 02:38 PM
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C Clip retainer on expansion coolant hose

I bought a replacement expansion tank and installed today. Fairly simple install except the hose on the bottom of the expansion tank is tough to get to. I accidentally pulled the retainer clip out too far and popped out. Lost in the engine bay somewhere. Can these be replaced or do I need to get a new hose? Hoping I can just get a new clip and re-install. Dealership wanted $700 to replace the expansion tank. Ugh.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. It is all back together, but afraid to drive it without that clip in there. Who knows how long that hose would stay in. This is for a 2011 X5 50i.
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Old 08-19-2017, 05:15 PM
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On this diagram? http://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/show...diagId=17_0466
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Old 08-19-2017, 05:19 PM
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Yes. The c clip for hose 13. Bottom of the expansion tank. Hose is fine just need to secure it properly.
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Old 08-21-2017, 01:36 PM
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More input would be greatly appreciated! Trying to figure out if I can simply purchase a c clip somewhere and put it back on the hose as opposed to replacing the whole hose. Thanks!
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Old 08-21-2017, 02:16 PM
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I glanced again at the diagram and part numbers and did not notice a C-clip or part number for one. If you will provide a part number or an adequate description of the clip then I'm sure that someone may help.
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Old 08-21-2017, 02:29 PM
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It is simply the clip that secures the hose. Something very similar to this:

http://www.autohausaz.com/search/pro...caAjq2EALw_wcB
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Old 08-21-2017, 03:08 PM
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Either find the lost clip or buy a new hose. Without the clip the hose will blow off when cooling system builds pressure. You don't have to change the hose, just use the clip.
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Old 08-21-2017, 03:24 PM
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Ugh. So a $60 hose for a .50 clip? Man, there has to be a better way. Thanks for the suggestion.
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Old 08-21-2017, 03:40 PM
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Yep, but even with the hose, you're still $500 ahead. Chaulk it up to experience. There's a kluge. You use a piece of same gage steel wire, wrap it thru the grooves on the hose end and twist it together to keep it in place. I used it on a upper radiator hose until I got the replacement hose. If you can turn the exp tank upside down and work on it you have a chance.
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Old 08-21-2017, 03:46 PM
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That is true on the savings. Highway robbery what they charge for an expansion tank replacement at the dealership. It probably takes them 10 minutes to replace. So you are sure there is no place to buy clips like this? I was initially thinking about using a hose clamp like traditional hoses or garden hoses, but probably wouldn't work with the hard plastic around the connections.
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Old 08-22-2017, 01:36 PM
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Props to Eastside Bavarian. I stopped in there this morning and they gave me a C Clip. I hope it is the right size and I hope I get it on without losing it in the engine. Class act from those guys to help out.
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I had a wire clip that held my TDI's thermostatic T-valve in place. I dropped it once and then made a leash for it.
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Old 08-22-2017, 02:31 PM
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I think I am going to put this on a string just in case when installing. Good idea.
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