View Full Version : Bye Bye Rad!!!

03-05-2005, 12:48 PM
Man..i had the car (540i) for one week and rad is leaking already! :(

I posted about getting Check Coolant Level warning, added about 2.5L of coolant, light went out, but then I found a little blue puddle at work and warning light came back on, topped it off a little, went out.
I saw it leaking a little around the hose at the top of the rad(driver's side, of course) and today when i had iti pressure tested, it was pissing out the same spot where i suspected the leak would be. Hate it when i'm right! :D

Took it back to where I bought it (used car dealer) and *uzi* !!!!
Now I don't have a car until monday, bastards can't get a part today...yeah ok...get it monday or I come back and demolish every car in your showroom! :mad:

sorry, just venting!!!!

03-05-2005, 11:06 PM
That sux...which dealer was it? 2.5 litres !!!!! blue?

03-06-2005, 11:23 AM
isn't the rad a common problem? you can just replace it with something better.

03-06-2005, 02:45 PM
yes it was blue, of course...

and yes, rad is the most common problem, i know...but it's just my luck that it wene a week after i got my car, that's all...what can i replace it with that's better though?

is it possible to change 'only the elbow' at the top of the rad if thaqt's where it's leaking from, or do you still have to replace the whole rad?