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Old 01-06-2009, 07:23 PM   #16
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Guys, I replaced the Y connector on my 318i. It sure is a lot of work, but not that bad as it looks.

If you still haven't done, let me know, I can explain how I replaced mine
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Guys, I replaced the Y connector on my 318i. It sure is a lot of work, but not that bad as it looks.

If you still haven't done, let me know, I can explain how I replaced mine
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Old 01-06-2009, 08:21 PM   #18
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I have a E46 Australian model ,318ti 2003 2Lt engine ,67,000kms.
Is this applicable ?
Possibly. You have a different motor,

http://www.realoem.com/bmw/partgrp.d...53&hg=11&fg=35

Some of those pipes/fittings may be plastic and become brittle over time.
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I have 1999 318ti and am looking at having the head gasket replaced. Good to know about these parts. Is there a list on the site for all the parts needed when replacing the head gasket as well as parts you may as well replace (250,000 km)?
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Old 01-25-2009, 07:30 AM   #20
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Hi, I know this is an old post, but I was wondering if when this happened to your car, did it leak radiator fluid into your driver side interior, wetting the carpet? Just had this problem, and I'm trying to figure out where it's coming from.
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Old 03-11-2009, 01:02 PM   #21
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hi, im new to this site. i actually dont even have my 318ti in yet haha. it just got loaded on the barge and is being shipped from California to Hawaii today. i asked the previous owner if he replaced this part but he said he hadnt. there was one owner before him so he wasnt sure if it was replaced. the car has 120,000miles and his mechanic says it is in perfect working condition, how can i check if the 2 connections have been replaced?
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Old 03-11-2009, 03:18 PM   #22
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what year is your car Chicken?
Without records it's hard to tell.
I have an m42 engine which only has the longer connection. I ended up breaking it myself when doing some engine work.
Search the Knowledge base. Cirrus did an excellent DIY on a cooling system rebuild.
I would consider doing that (maybe less the radiator) if I were you. Then you can sleep worry free about overheating your engine. The original stuff on the ti seems to last 130-160k miles I think.
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Old 03-11-2009, 11:07 PM   #23
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Hi, I know this is an old post, but I was wondering if when this happened to your car, did it leak radiator fluid into your driver side interior, wetting the carpet? Just had this problem, and I'm trying to figure out where it's coming from.
this problem will be the heater matrex would have burst as its thin alloy
cant remember if this was a easy in and out or a a full dash out job
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hi, im new to this site. i actually dont even have my 318ti in yet haha. it just got loaded on the barge and is being shipped from California to Hawaii today. i asked the previous owner if he replaced this part but he said he hadnt. there was one owner before him so he wasnt sure if it was replaced. the car has 120,000miles and his mechanic says it is in perfect working condition, how can i check if the 2 connections have been replaced?
chicken - it's best to just have them replaced proactively.
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Old 03-12-2009, 12:37 AM   #25
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I have an m42 engine which only has the longer connection.
really? I didn't know that, does it have the one behind the block or under the intake?
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Old 03-12-2009, 07:14 AM   #26
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mine is a 1998. how difficult is it to DIY? European car mechanics are hard to find here and pretty expensive. i have worked on a Ford engine but this is my first BMW. but i will definitely get the parts changed, better safe than sorry
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my 97 318i is overheating, steam came out of the number 1 thing...
just checked the DIY looks hard but very fun ;0
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that sucks krispy. hey you dont have the red 318ti do you? i saw one in honolulu the other month.

what website sells the parts?
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Pelicanparts.com, www.getbmwparts.com
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Old 03-16-2009, 10:04 AM   #30
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that sucks krispy. hey you dont have the red 318ti do you? i saw one in honolulu the other month.

what website sells the parts?

Naw bro i got a Moreagrun 318i, the one in my avatar.
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