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2005 BMW 325i Question: Hose leaks when car overheats

 

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senda, San Fernando, CA, May 22, 2011, 14:29
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Water & steam leak on the upper radiator hose connection when the car starts to heat up. this just started yesterday and it happens right after car reaches three quarters on the heat gage

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    ZeeTech May 22, 2011, 16:18
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    It may be a leaking upper rad. hose or radiator. I suggest to get it repaired immediately, before you overheat the engine. The head gasket could go out easily on this engine, the cyl. head bolts can pull out the thread from the engine block. If that happens you need a new engine, a $ 10,000+ repair.

    Zee

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    Visitor, May 22, 2011, 23:31

    i performed the fan clutch test and it failed. looks like i will be replacing it

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    overbys from Overbys Inc, May 23, 2011, 05:42
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    car must not be driven, it very easy to damage the engine
    due to overheating. better to spend $50 on towing that a
    new engine!

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