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Coolant Leak on 530i - Advice? (archive)

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Posted by Mike Rottenborn on August 02, 2001 at 08:55:33:

My 530i is leaking coolant. It appears to be dripping from the point where the lower radiator hose connects to the black plastic thermostat housing. I'm planning to replace both the hose and the thermostat housing and thought I'd check if anyone had experienced similar problems. Specific questions:

1. Should I replace the water pump at the same time? Does the 530i (V8) water pump have a plastic impeller?
2. Is there a bleed screw on this engine to bleed air after I refill the cooling system?

Thanks for your advice!

Mike Rottenborn

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