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X3 E83 (2004 - 2010)
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Old 10-01-2012, 07:10 AM
digeratimvp digeratimvp is offline
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Help me remove this hose.

Any tips on how to remove this stubborn radiator hose?
I cant get it to come loose from the radiator after I move the clip. There seems to be nothing to pry against. I need to know if I can get this out without cutting it out. I am about to order a radiator and if I must, I will order the hose too and cut this one.

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Old 10-01-2012, 08:01 AM
WaveSurfin3100 WaveSurfin3100 is offline
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This is where you grab ahold of it with both hands and as you pull it away from the radiator, move it up and down, left and right. It is on pretty damn tight as you well know by now! If you cut the hose, you may end up with the same problem at the other end where it connects to the thermostat housing. Then again, it does have a few years on it and a new hose would not be a bad thing? Good Luck!
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Old 10-03-2012, 12:30 AM
ducx3 ducx3 is offline
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It's essentially glued on by the heat. I would think twisting it is the best method of breaking the seal. You could also try getting it hot before hand by running the car or using a hair dryer.
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Old 10-03-2012, 10:22 AM
john@eac john@eac is offline
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I use a little PB blaster and try to twist it.
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