Common questions

Do you need part numbers for coolant hoses?

Do you need part numbers for coolant hoses?

Unless someone who has recently replaced all of the hoses etc. see’s this and answers you, it would be extremely helpful if you list the parts you have already replaced (part numbers would be nice) and all of the ones you have figured out that you still need to replace with part numbers.

How do you fix a broken coolant hose on a BMW?

Slide the coolant hose on the outlet port. Tighten the clamp. Add engine coolant. It is recommended only to use the BMW engine coolant. The best solution is to replace the plastic fitting with a metal part that will not leak and crack like the original.

What happens if one of the radiator hoses collapses?

If they are not replaced when necessary, they can completely collapse, causing the engine to overheat and unable to run. In extreme cases, a collapsed hose can cause the engine to burst. This article covers how to check radiator hoses, which may help you keep your engine from overheating. Find both of your radiator hoses.

Why are radiator hoses overlooked during routine car inspection?

One reason radiator hoses are overlooked during a routine car inspection is that the hoses can be difficult to reach. The upper radiator hose runs from the radiator to the motor. You can usually see most of this hose. The lower radiator hose is harder to find.

When to check coolant hoses and hose connectors?

If you notice coolant beneath your car, your temperature gauge is reading higher than usual, or you see steam from under your hood, check your hoses and hose connectors for damage. If you need hoses or hose connectors, check out O’Reilly Auto Parts and browse our selection.

Why are my coolant hoses degrading from the outside?

This coolant hose degraded from the outside. Coolant hoses also degrade when their outsides are exposed to direct contact with oil or other contaminants. This can occur, for example, when hot oil drips onto the rubber from a leaky engine.

What’s the name of the fifth coolant hose?

Bypass returns are generally short in length and are often considered a “fifth hose”. Although not commonplace, some engines such as this BMW V8 position their coolant bypass pipes internally in difficult-to-reach locations.

Which is Dorman 90 degree coolant hose connector?

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