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The BMW 6 Series builds on BMW's sporty heritage with aggressive lines and an incredible motor to back the design up. Available in coupe and convertible trims with a standard 4.8 liter engine producing 360 horsepower and 360 lb-ft of torque, the 6-series is a popular choice that exceeds expectations.

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Old 08-24-2013, 10:48 PM
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Radiator line broken, need help!

Hey guys,
so my radiator pipe that runs across the top of the radiator, the hard plastic one which connects the return from the radiator hose to the reservoir hose, just split in half. Does anyone know where I can get a replacement? The nearest dealership is about 40 miles away and the car definitely wont make it there. I was hoping there was a replacement parts service online somewhere where I could order it. Looks like its just two clamps, so installation wont be an issue.
Anyone have any ideas?
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Old 08-25-2013, 01:15 AM
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Do what I did. Copper tubing and less than a dollar.




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Old 08-25-2013, 10:17 AM
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Do what I did. Copper tubing and less than a dollar.
Nice! That's what BMW should have put there from the beginning - metal vs cheap plastic.
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Old 08-25-2013, 10:32 AM
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Do what I did. Copper tubing and less than a dollar.
Well done! I think I have enough extra on my Ice Maker line to use as a donor.
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Old 08-25-2013, 01:05 PM
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Old 08-25-2013, 03:08 PM
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Nice fix with the copper!


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Old 08-25-2013, 07:08 PM
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Mine is not broke but I still may go on and replace it with copper tubing. I will shoot the tubing with some black paint to make it look original.
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Old 08-26-2013, 12:13 AM
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Do what I did. Copper tubing and less than a dollar.




Looks more durable than the plastic or rubber.


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Old 08-26-2013, 02:59 AM
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The part is about $40. I bought mine from bimmerzone. If you choose to replace the original part be careful with the radiator. I created a post about this a while back.
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Old 08-26-2013, 06:19 AM
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Mine is not broke but I still may go on and replace it with copper tubing. I will shoot the tubing with some black paint to make it look original.
Copper is expensive now, the natural copper color will add value.
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Old 08-26-2013, 06:52 PM
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Copper is expensive now, the natural copper color will add value.


Yeah.....what he said
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Old 08-27-2013, 05:18 PM
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copper is expensive now, the natural copper color will add value. :d
lmao!!!
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Old 08-30-2013, 10:27 AM
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There is a reason they do not use copper pipe in a cars radiator system and it is not price!!!!!!!
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Old 08-30-2013, 11:34 AM
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There is a reason they do not use copper pipe in a cars radiator system and it is not price!!!!!!!
OK, and that is???
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Old 08-30-2013, 11:48 AM
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This is a real cliffhanger!!!
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Old 08-30-2013, 12:10 PM
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copper is safe for

Copper is safe for hot and cold water in a house, so I'm dying to hear why it's a problem for a car's cooling system.
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Old 08-30-2013, 12:53 PM
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There is a reason they do not use copper pipe in a cars radiator system and it is not price!!!!!!!
Why? I'm anxious to hear the answer.


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OK, I know I missed the boat the first time around on this thread but I just could not resist the urge to say something...

The reason they do not use copper is....

Because copper theft is on the rise. BMW is saving us from thieves who would steal our cars for the copper content.

Anonymous

P.S. Sorry 645/333, you left it out there.
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Old 04-01-2014, 07:57 PM
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nice fix,now i'm gonna check to see if the wiring harness is copper braid or aluminum like in the older homes
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Old 04-01-2014, 08:22 PM
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I did mine about a year ago here is the link to what I did

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho....php?p=7360213


I am currently trying to see if I can get the parts to make a kit for anyone who is interested.
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