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gnome 04-01-2013 01:36 PM

e39 radiator drain plug/hose leaking
 
e39 540i experts: Need your help.
I drained the coolant from the engine block (2 bolts) and the radiator last night, but I have the type of radiator that doesn't have a drain plug but a small plastic angle connector attached to a rubber hose. You twist it 1/4 turn and pull out the connector to drain.
With the connector back in, there is residual coolant leaking at the connection point :eek:
Did an o-ring fall out, or is there a part option to seal this up properly? I can't refill the radiator until I fix this....

Any specifics, please advise (e.g. part #'s), nothing on realoem helped me.
Thanks!

MANDD 04-01-2013 07:24 PM

Drain Plug o ring
 
This angle connector (11 53 1 711 385) fits where the drain plug normally goes, there is an O ring on it that will get distorted or fall out upon removal. BMW O ring 17 11 1 711 987 should fit.

Mark.

gnome 04-01-2013 09:24 PM

Thanks, again Maxbimmer members to the rescue. Crisp and to the point.

gnome 04-07-2013 05:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MANDD (Post 1604141)
This angle connector (11 53 1 711 385) fits where the drain plug normally goes, there is an O ring on it that will get distorted or fall out upon removal. BMW O ring 17 11 1 711 987 should fit.

Mark.

Oh oh, I got the o-ring, and under careful inspection the angle connector is cracked and this explains the leak. O-ring isn't going to help me, I need the angle connector/o-ring assembly - part # comes with the hose as well.
This is after draining all the fluid from the radiator and block - anyone know where to get this part in a hurry (now) in the GTA?


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