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I just bought a 94' 325is and i was driving it the otehr day. Just as i was about to turn back onto the highway i lookes down and saw that the water temp was real high. So i pulled into a Shell gas station and saw that the radiator neck where the hose clamps onto was broken. Is this a common occurence?
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I just bought a 94' 325is and i was driving it the otehr day. Just as i was about to turn back onto the highway i lookes down and saw that the water temp was real high. So i pulled into a Shell gas station and saw that the radiator neck where the hose clamps onto was broken. Is this a common occurence?
yes they are. i would look into a aftermarket radi.

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very common, the spiggots as they are called, are made of plastic, which is very prone to breakage, overheating usually adds to them breaking.

i had mine changed because of the same thing happening last year.

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For some reason (i guess cost of manu.) the radiator and water pump on most of the e36 cars should be replaced upon purchase. These are inherent problems on an otherwise awesome car...

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What are good replacement radiators? I am assuming you are sugesting with going with non OEM.

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OEM are good, but they seem to have a decent life on them. if you want to improve with aftermarket check out fluidyne.

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Where could I purchase spiggots online?

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http://www.fluidyne.com/
doesn't seem to have BMW radiators on their site... Not a problem because I don't need one but this just may require a call or finding of a dealer...

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Where could I purchase spiggots online?
you cant. thats the shitty part. if the spiggot goes the whole rad has to be replaced.
trust me its a piss off.

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OEM is ok, but i've always TRIED (can't always afford) to upgrade a replacement part. In your case a Behr of Nissens will run you about $200.00US (HERE) or if you want something nice, AATuning will be about twice as much (HERE).

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Mine too..
I'm glad i don't need one...

But the thought of replacing the cooling system is being entertained for a summer project. new waterpump, radiaor, thermostat (maybe the housing as well)..

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