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Re: Radiator Hose Leak (archive)

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Posted by Alex Lynch on January 02, 2001 at 09:42:06:

In Reply to: Radiator Hose Leak posted by Brian on January 02, 2001 at 08:37:21:

Just twist off the top of the crimped clamp with a pair of pliers and replace with a small normal hose clamp. Be careful not to twist with too much effort otherwise you may break off the plastic pipe to which the hose is attached.

Regards

Alex Lynch
1992 735i 194,000 miles
1972 2002 187,000 miles


I appear to have a leak from the small return hose on the top of the radiator that goes to the expansion tank on my 735. The hose does not have a regular clamp, but appears to have a "permanent" crimped on clamp. How do I get this clamp off to check the fitting and/or replace the little hose? TIA, Brian





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