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    Born lucky

    A cold morning here in Connecticut, heading to my squash match in my 98 528i and, ah, the heat starts to go away.

    So I watched the temperature gage and soon enough it heads towards the red. I stopped and found that the hose from the bottom of the overflow tank had come off.

    I let it all cool down, added the gallon of juice that I carry in the trunk, bled the air out of it and lived happily ever after.

    Tomorrow I will add a second clamp to that hose.


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    I think I may start carrying a gallon ...

    of coolant in the trunk of my car. Already have high temp emergency repair tape. What other must haves should be in the trunk and still leave room for groceries and other items.

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    Sounds more like you were born smart...

    for 1) stopping when the temp gage went up and 2) carrying that extra juice! Glad to hear you saved the M52!

    Did you recently have some work done on the expansion tank hose? Did the clamp break? Or did it just pop off unannounced?

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    Re: Sounds more like you were born smart...

    Ed, Last time I installed the hose clamp at the bottom of the tank, did not locate it properly, that is it was squeezing the hose around the end of the pipe which is not the correct location. Ah, bad. Need a better mechanic.

    Am in New Canaan, are you nearby?

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    Re: Sounds more like you were born smart...

    I just did some work on mine, too. I will have to double-check my work now! If I remember correctly, it's a tight fit onto the tank outlet, plus there's a couple of other nub-type things on the tank bottom that get in the way of pushing the hose fully seated.

    I'm in Cheshire.

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    they help pass the time til the tow truck arrives.



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    Re: Born lucky

    Glad to know I am not the only oddball who carries rad juice back in the trunk. ;-0

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    OOPS! I didn't mean that to sound sarcastic.

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    -Carbon Black
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    -Mk III Nav. upgrade (16:9 wide screen)
    -Rogue Engineering short shift kit
    -Dice iPod integration kit

    '97 528i
    -'99 Double VANOS motor and ECU
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    -Black, all leather shift handle
    -Debadged
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    -Frenched high beams
    -Clear front turn signal and side marker lenses
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    -E38 Interior map light w/ wood trim
    -Amber fr. fog lamps
    -Rear fog lamps
    -In-dash CD player (CD53 Business)
    -Dice iPod integration kit
    -CMT5000VR cell phone (old tech.)
    -Bav. Autosport mats w/ B/A icon (blue)
    -Burlwood e-brake handle
    -///M dead pedal
    -Rear view mirror w/ compass
    -Chrome instr. rings
    -...and a rebuilt GM 4L30E transmission!!

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    yeah, I thought you were being really nasty and

    ......j/k ya, I knew (and hoped, lol) you were kidding and also the you too carry a bit of the magic fluid (along with liter water bottles for drinking I carry in the car, plus the gallon of rad fluid in the back, I could replace about 7-8 liters if necessary)

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    LOL. Oh No. When I realized how that...

    ...may be taken, I thought, "OH S#iT!" I need to remember the rad juice is for the car and not for refreshment. :O

    '00 M5
    -Carbon Black
    -Blk/Blu Sport interior
    -Mk III Nav. upgrade (16:9 wide screen)
    -Rogue Engineering short shift kit
    -Dice iPod integration kit

    '97 528i
    -'99 Double VANOS motor and ECU
    -Jet Black
    -Sand Beige interior
    -Black Dashboard (upper/lower, and center console)
    -Black, all leather shift handle
    -Debadged
    -Mr. MPL mesh lower grille
    -Shadowline (diy) ext. trim
    -Frenched high beams
    -Clear front turn signal and side marker lenses
    -Red/clear taillights
    -E38 Interior map light w/ wood trim
    -Amber fr. fog lamps
    -Rear fog lamps
    -In-dash CD player (CD53 Business)
    -Dice iPod integration kit
    -CMT5000VR cell phone (old tech.)
    -Bav. Autosport mats w/ B/A icon (blue)
    -Burlwood e-brake handle
    -///M dead pedal
    -Rear view mirror w/ compass
    -Chrome instr. rings
    -...and a rebuilt GM 4L30E transmission!!

    '86 528e

    '87 Chrysler Conquest TSi w/5spd.

    '89 Merc. Grand Marquis

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