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    You are gonna need alot more than just the radiator and hoses. Good chance your head gasket/valve head is warped... you need to check this out before spending money.

    It can be the famous waterpump problem that failed on you too.

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    Default Radiator and Hoses

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    I have a 1989 525i Auto and need a new Radiator and hoses...girlfriend ignored tghe coolant low and overheating warnings aand now it is sat by the side of the road in a pool of it's own fluids.

    Anyone know parts suppliers (cheap!!) in North London?

    Cheers

    Mike

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    Quote Originally Posted by wiggy1406
    Help

    I have a 1989 525i Auto and need a new Radiator and hoses...girlfriend ignored tghe coolant low and overheating warnings aand now it is sat by the side of the road in a pool of it's own fluids.

    Anyone know parts suppliers (cheap!!) in North London?

    Cheers

    Mike
    You may well be buggered mate, if it's got to the point where it's blown something you may well have toasted the head and gasket >: (

    If it's an M20 12v you maaaay be lucky though... gonna be a hard one this as you cant test it without spending money first.

    Try www.eurocarparts.com and www.gsfcarparts.com they've got branches all over the country.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tiger
    You are gonna need alot more than just the radiator and hoses. Good chance your head gasket/valve head is warped... you need to check this out before spending money.

    It can be the famous waterpump problem that failed on you too.
    Head Gasket is OK (no foam), what i did discover was that the rad was filled with radweld or some other crap which i think was dislodged by the overheating .....waterpump you say....oh well!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ferret
    You may well be buggered mate, if it's got to the point where it's blown something you may well have toasted the head and gasket >: (

    If it's an M20 12v you maaaay be lucky though... gonna be a hard one this as you cant test it without spending money first.

    Try www.eurocarparts.com and www.gsfcarparts.com they've got branches all over the country.

    At least it is the 12v M20...

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    Quote Originally Posted by wiggy1406
    Help

    I have a 1989 525i Auto and need a new Radiator and hoses...girlfriend ignored tghe coolant low and overheating warnings aand now it is sat by the side of the road in a pool of it's own fluids.

    Anyone know parts suppliers (cheap!!) in North London?

    Cheers

    Mike
    Try these:
    http://stores.ebay.co.uk/Aaron-Radiator-Co-Ltd
    They are in London and price/service is pretty good. Dont email though-ring them. Hope its just the rad thats had it and you can get it home

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    Default Fixed it!

    Changed the Water Pump Hose (blown to bits), Thermostat.....still loosing too much fluid, but at least it keeps its temp....Next...Radiator!!

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