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My Radiator neck broke and I need HELP !!!! .....

My Radiator neck broke tonight and I need a new Radiator !!!!!!!!! It broke at the neck and since its plastic the whole radiator im sure has to be replaced.

1st where is a good place to find a Radiator replacement for a 95 325I Convertible BMW ?

And how hard is it to replace this ? Can it be done by myself ?

any help would be great thanks !

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I replaced mine last summer, it's not hard at all.

Zygmunt motors has good prices, too.

This is for a cooling kit, but you can also buy just the radiator.
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I replaced mine last summer, it's not hard at all.

Zygmunt motors has good prices, too.

This is for a cooling kit, but you can also buy just the radiator.
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are those things that I have to replace ? The waterneck on my radiator broke and the top hose of course came off the radiator. The Radiator is going to need to be replaced of course and I know those things are attached to the radiator.....can they be reused or are they are must replace item ?

also what special tools will I need for this job ?


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I'm not sure what you're asking, if you haven't done any cooling system maintenance now is the time to do it. No special tools are needed but a fan tool and thin 32mm wrench help but aren't necessary. There are write ups online you can check pelican parts or bimmerdiy.com not a hard job at all and the peace of mind after everything is replaced is priceless. Just let us know what has been replaced so far if anything and we can give you a list of what you should replace.

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+1 if you haven't done so I would definetely recommend getting a new waterpump w/ metal impeller, new thermostat, aluminum thermostat housing, and possibly a fan delete.



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nothing has been replaced on this car.
32mm wrench ? wow lol cant say I have that. but then I never knew I would need a 32mm. whats a fan delete ?

What does a new waterpump run $$$$ wise anyone have a clue ?


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nothing has been replaced on this car.
32mm wrench ? wow lol cant say I have that. but then I never knew I would need a 32mm. whats a fan delete ?
the fan delete mod consists of mainly removing the engine driven fan as well as a couple other bits to ensure no overheating problems the best write up I know of is on understeer.com

inspect your expansion tank too if its all old green and nasty looking, replace that too because that's the next plastic piece to explode. New waterpump is almost mandatory, new hoses are a good idea, new coolant, I could get down to the nitty gritty if you really wanted. There's tons of stuff that I wish I would have just gone and replaced at once. Instead over about a year I was replacing little bits that kept pooping out on me and as a result I did the work multiple..MULTIPLE!! times, when I could have replaced everything in one shot and been done with it. Do not skimp on cooling system maintenance. The cooling system is the weakest link on the e36 and skimping out will only create more headache and more cost later on down the road. Replace the major things and you should be good to go.

Read up on those website I told you about and you should be good to go. As always we are here to help.

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make a list for me please of everything that needs to be replaced !

And I will replace it.


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32mm wrench ? wow lol cant say I have that. but then I never knew I would need a 32mm.

Whoa whoa buddy not just any 32 mm wrench. We're talking BMW special tool 32 mm fan removal tool.

It's basically a very, very thin long armed 32 mm wrench.


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Whoa whoa buddy not just any 32 mm wrench. We're talking BMW special tool 32 mm fan removal tool.

It's basically a very, very thin long armed 32 mm wrench.

From what im seeing on pelican in the instructions they offer there is a 32mm wrench and another special tool that looks like a rod with 2 holes in the end ( that is the removal tool ) so it says im needing both.
I want to Thank yall for the help. I may sound like I dont know much here and that im not very technical.....its not that im just not used to working on BMW's !!!!!
usually you can replace the cap of the radiator alone on most gm products....so yeah this is new to me but im learning and thank yall for the time.


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Yes, you do need both, the 32mm wrench is separate from the fan removal tool, which you described. Any 32 mm wrench will work. As far as what you NEED to replace, that's all relative, but like Shahab said, since you haven't done any cooling work on the car, it's best to replace everything all at once. Everyone's already mentioned what you need to replace: radiator (obviously), thermostat, aluminum thermostat housing, waterpump (not expensive by the way), hoses and drive belts (cheap, so you might as well), and definitely DEFINITELY inspect your expansion tank. I replaced everything except this last summer and it cracked in September stranding me on I-90 in Chicago during rush hour, lol.

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Thanks for the info it helped a lot ! Now to order my parts !


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