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Old 04-01-2013, 01:36 PM   #1
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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
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!
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Old 04-01-2013, 07:24 PM   #2
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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.

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Old 04-01-2013, 09:24 PM   #3
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Thanks, again Maxbimmer members to the rescue. Crisp and to the point.
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Old 04-07-2013, 05:23 PM   #4
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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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