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#1 (permalink) Old 09-23-2003, 03:28 PM
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Does anyone know if it I can fix a leaking radiator? Does stop leak work? ghead
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I have replaced 2 radiators on 2 different 540's, E34 and E39. I was advised they should never be repaired, cement-glued or epoxy-welded. The engines operate at very high temps and pressure, especially in summer. If the repair should fail, you risk losing the whole engine. In my case, the radiator for the E39 costs about $200 compared to a $4000-$5000 engine.

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Cosmos, I couldn't have said it better myself. One more thing to remember blackdog, is that basically everything but the cores of the bimmer radiators are PLASTIC. Don't repair, buy new. If one place is leaking now, more will develop soon.

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