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E60 (2004 - 2010)
BMW 5-Series (E60 chassis) was first seen in the Unites States in the fall of 2003 with a 2004 Model Year designation. The E60 is now available as a 528i, 528xi, 535i, 535xi, 550i and a 535xi sports wagon! -- View the E60 Wiki

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Old 12-13-2012, 10:12 AM
Hawkacutioner Hawkacutioner is offline
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2008 535i Overheating - Do I Replace Hoses?

Wow, interesting day yesterday. Took my son to school early am and right before I get to the school the blowers come on and they are running hard. I get the moderate temp message and of course the next message about the engine overheating. Long story short, I barely get back home to have it towed to the shop for diagnostics.

The thermometer and water pump were bad/failed. The question I have is that they are recommending replacing all the hoses too - 14 in all. Is that something I should do? They note that the labor would be cheaper to do it now versus later during a maintenance schedule.

Car has ~65k miles and I love this car (it's my baby). Thankfully, I have an extended warranty that exceeds 100k miles so the WP, Thermostat and the broken windshield wiper reservoir (they also id'd) is covered just not the hoses.

Any feedback or ideas on the hose effort?

Thanks for reading and assistance!

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Old 12-13-2012, 10:24 AM
Mac Hadley Mac Hadley is offline
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I would not replace the hoses. BMW hoses have great longevity.
My 14 year old 3 series blew ist radiator last summer...the mechanic checked the original hoses and said that they were still good.
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Old 12-13-2012, 10:32 AM
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Thanks Mac!
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Old 12-13-2012, 10:37 AM
HPIA4v2 HPIA4v2 is offline
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I'd rather the shop check those hoses, some BMW engine runs really hot and usually the one that fails are the upper radiator hose (this one carries hot coolant to radiator). So if you want at least have this replaced but usually easy to do so that's caveat. Two hoses that goes into heater core by firewall is the one hardest to get (behind engine).

PS: my car blew upper radiator hose one block from my house on BMW V8 so YMMV.
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