How To Replace BMW Radiator

Need to know how to replace a BMW radiator? In order to keep your BMW from overheating and breaking down, keeping your cooling system maintained is a very important part of ownership. Removing and replacing a BMW radiator is a simple procedure which only requires a few tools and a few hours of your time.

To replace a BMW radiator you will need:

  • Screwdriver
  • Open ended wrench
  • Socket set and wrench
  • Plastic container
  1. Fit the new BMW radiator and loosely fit the screws to center it. Remember to tighten these up once it is straight. Refit the sensor. Now is a good time to replace the clips, bolts, or hoses which are old and could possibly have perished, rusted or broken. They are fairly inexpensive and as you have dismantled them, this is the best time to replace them.
  2. Fit the new radiator and loosely fit the screws to center it. Remember to tighten these up once it is straight. Refit the sensor. Now is a good time to replace the clips, bolts, or hoses which are old and could possibly have perished, rusted or broken. They are fairly inexpensive and as you have dismantled them, this is the best time to replace them.
  3. Fit the plastic container under the radiator and undo the drain plug using the open ended wrench.
  4. Undo the clip holding the top radiator hose to the radiator and remove it completely. Pop off the overflow hose from the radiator.
  5. There are two gearbox cooling lines going to the lower part of the radiator. Remove them using the wrench and keep the lines out of the way.
  6. Undo the fluid level sensor on the top part of the radiator by using a flat head screwdriver inside the gap in the connector. You can then slide the sensor out and remove the screwdriver.
  7. Remove the top brackets holding the BMW radiator cover to the body. Remove the cover and then remove the six remaining bolts on the sides of the radiator.
  8. Once these are loose, you will be able to slide the radiator up and out of the car.
  9. Fit the new BMW radiator and loosely fit the screws to center it. Remember to tighten these up once it is straight.
  10. Refit the sensor. Now is a good time to replace the clips, bolts, or hoses which are old and could possibly have perished, rusted or broken as well.

 

 

 

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