RADIATOR HOSE FIX

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  1. MVT

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    Today I put on the extra hose clamp, I got one from BMW because theirs are smaller in width and made better. A couple pointers, the hose clamp when apart was so hard with one hand to get connected it took over an hour just to connect it.
    Then when I tried screwing it from the top. THIS YOU DONT WANT TO DO I dropped the screw driver and it fell way down at the bottom of the belly pan. No way you can get your hand down there so I took a broom handle and put duct tape on the end and had to fish it out, what a Fu^%$# Bi#$%.
    I realized if you bring your screw driver or socket head in from the side by the window washer fill neck you can come from the side and tighten it. Hose Clamp.jpg
     
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    That's why we use 1/4 drive sockets;);) Nice insurance on it!
     
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    Yeah I used a screwdriver handle that you put the socket on, that was what I had and had to make it work.:rolleyes:
     
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    For future reference the main belly pain comes out with 4 bolts. Probably could have removed it quicker than your MacGyver solution. :D
     
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    Also you can see the thinner BMW clamp I used I was able to get it behind the hump on the rad so I don't think it will ever come off.
     
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    Noice work
     
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    I don't have a lift or a floor jack so I had to do the MacGyver LOL;)
     
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    Did you see the Pic my door sills are on.:) My head rests from Jina will be here Monday.:)
     
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    That's an Audi clamp:D
     
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    Not yet so many threads to catch up on bro, will soon or by tomorrow lol can't wait to see your Jina work embroidery
     
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    I bought it from the BMW Dealer
     
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    As a BMW owner I'm pretty sure if you bought it from a BMW dealer you paid too MUCH! LOL ;)

    Bring a tube of lube when you go in (and I'm not talking about your radiator hose). I have my buddy get my parts through his shop. Saves me a lot of lube.
     
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    yea $ 7 and change, but not to good for my Hellcat.:)
     
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    $7 beats being stuck on the side of the road spewing anti-freeze all over. Going to the BMW dealer was a smart move. You got a great clamp that is hard to find locally unless you have either a marine store or a really good parts place.
     
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    I use to have a 2012 320i X drive it was great in the snow. I don't like the earth friendly paint they use it seemed to chip very easy and the clear coat seems to scratch easy also.
     

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