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  • 10-28-2010, 11:18 AM

    Here's a paragraph taken from Pelican Parts

    tech article on E36 Coolant Flush.
    " I'm sure one question you're about to ask is "what type of coolant should I use?" BMW has issued a 1991 technical bulletin, 17 01 88(1743), which details problems with what is known as silicate gel precipitation in engines. This is the 'green goo' (yes, it actually says that in the BMW Tech bulletin - gotta love those German translators) that results as a consequence of an antifreeze over-concentration in the coolant, combined with hard water, and the phospates commonly used in many antifreezes. BMW factory antifreeze has been formulated to prevent this problem of silicate drop-out without any coolant performance loss. This antifreeze contains no nitrites and no phosphates. The part number for a one gallon container is 88-88-6-900-316, and it costs about $13.00 per gallon. Although I am always eager to find alternatives to BMW factory products, I would stick with the factory coolant for now. "
    96 1.9 Z3 black/tan/black
    97 M3/4 estoril/gray
    08 Kubota 3400 HST orange/charcoal
    08 GMC Sierra stealth gray/gray
  • 10-27-2010, 07:17 PM

    What is the advantage over others????

  • 10-27-2010, 04:42 PM

    Max generally has the best prices, and absolutely

    the best shipping. Order today, and there would be an excellent chance you'd have it tomorrow, for flat-rate.

    No BS, no bumbling around.

    He's also one of us, an old Z3 owner. . .
  • 10-27-2010, 02:28 PM

    authentic BMW antifreeze...

    is like $20/gallon. Shouldn't go with anything less.

    2002 Z3 3.0i;black/black;sports package;BMW windbreaker;spoiler guard;LeatherZ armrest;Pinnacle Souveran wax;Whalen Shift Machine;Strongstrut tower brace;Alpine CDA-9847 CD;Alpine KCA-420i iPod converter;Silverstar 9006 bulb;Axxis brake pads;Stewart water pump;Zionville autosport radiator

  • 10-27-2010, 01:13 PM
    fredr has it a bit cheaper

    here's the link http://www.oem****************/catalog/item/4168853/4063410.htm
    96 1.9 Z3 black/tan/black
    97 M3/4 estoril/gray
    08 Kubota 3400 HST orange/charcoal
    08 GMC Sierra stealth gray/gray
  • 10-27-2010, 12:49 PM

    Re: 2000 Z3 thermostat housing assembly

    $67.95 for houseing and stat at Bavarin auto sport.
  • 10-27-2010, 12:46 PM

    Re: 2000 Z3 thermostat housing assembly

    I did mine monday,along with water pump,new hoses,and anti freeze,in about 3 hours.If you have a bently manual,and are any good with tools,it's easy.I have done them on fords and gms that have been much harder.
  • 10-27-2010, 12:12 PM

    2000 Z3 thermostat housing assembly

    Thermostat housing assembly charge; $138.75
    Antifreeze; $11.15
    Labor: $152.00

    $301.90 to drop in a new thermostat???? Seems a bit excessive to me.

    This was not a BMW dealership but rather a service center that specializes in Volvo, Saab, and Bmw.

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