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Old 09-08-2009, 11:34 PM   #1
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coolant hose hit fan........blugh

Hey guys, any reason why the coolant hose #1 http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts...66&hg=11&fg=35

would hit the fan?

After some spirited driving i notice the hose has a nice gash in it.....lots of coolant loss.

This ever happen to anyone?

I've driven it for 2 months with no issues at all......
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Old 09-09-2009, 12:06 AM   #2
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Top clip is missing that clips the hose to the engine hoist bracket. Ask me how I know
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Old 09-09-2009, 09:27 AM   #3
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Probably motor mounts. I had a broken one and had the same thing happen. You can just get some very inexpensive ones (around $20 each) and change them both.
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Old 09-09-2009, 09:58 AM   #4
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+1 on the hose clip. When you get a new hose, ziptie it to the engine lift loop.

Both the hose and the fan are attached to the engine, engine mounts won't affect this.
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Old 09-09-2009, 10:00 AM   #5
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Both the hose and the fan are attached to the engine, engine mounts won't affect this.
It will effect the lower rad hose since that is connected to the rad. This isn't his problem, but it is a common e30 problem that when the engine mounts go the fan can cut into the lower rad hose under load.

Get a new hose, also a slight trick is to loosen one of the clamps and twist the hose a little bit to help it stay towards the engine. A ziptie or the hose clip(#3) are good ideas too as a safety.
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Old 09-09-2009, 10:08 AM   #6
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Dunno about lower hose. I think he's talking about the upper, which is engine only.
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Old 09-09-2009, 10:40 AM   #7
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Probably motor mounts. I had a broken one and had the same thing happen. You can just get some very inexpensive ones (around $20 each) and change them both.
The fan is attached to the motor, so it wouldn't change position. The hose would still hit anyways. Remember, he was referring to the upper hose.
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Old 09-09-2009, 11:38 AM   #8
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yes, the water pump hose to the t-stat........I was thinking that I didn't install it right or something cause you could move it a good inch and a half back and forth, so I duct-taped it to the valve cover thing (harness)...? and home she went. I ordered something that looked like a clamp to keep the hose back, but I'll find out, it was only 3 bucks and it was a stand-alone guy that didn't clamp to the end of a hose.....let's see what that is.
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Old 09-09-2009, 02:45 PM   #9
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Haha, mine did the same.... there's a little bit chewed out of the hose, and I pulled it out of the way with some zip ties... should probably replace that hose at some point...
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happened to me, bearing in the fan was pooched. Easy fix... take it out and get an electric fan
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happened to me, bearing in the fan was pooched. Easy fix... take it out and get an electric fan
no the fan is fine, runs like a charm, it was the coolant hose that the fan chewed through cause the hose tilted towards it.
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Old 09-09-2009, 07:25 PM   #12
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+1 on the clip that holds the upper rad hose to the engine just above the distributor. Mine was missing this and I drove it for 7 months with no troubles, then out of nowhere, BLAM! hose got sheared in half. Almost caused an over heat.

New hose and then zip tie it to where the bracket should be (wrap it electrical tape or something to protect the hose from chafing caused by vibrations)

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