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1985bmw325e
04-06-2004, 09:01 PM
what is this green fluid? it's leaking from a rather large hose that connects to the head.

Giga Shadow
04-07-2004, 04:13 AM
Anti-freez.

1985bmw325e
04-07-2004, 11:26 AM
yah, i figured. I thought it was some other fluid because i thought my coolant was blue

Chris
04-07-2004, 11:34 AM
Blue is usually the color of your windshield washer fluid.

I hope you'll be replacing that hose soon.

1985bmw325e
04-07-2004, 10:46 PM
i will, it will be a project to do this weekend. Now let me fish out 40 bucks

Giga Shadow
04-08-2004, 03:22 AM
It's $40 for a hose!?!?

Go to a junk yard and get it, like $5!
or if it's just ripped at the tip, cut that section off so it's new again.

Wow, didn't know that the hoses were THAT much. geeze......

Jay Stock E30
04-08-2004, 08:54 AM
$40 seems abit steep, which hose is it? I wouldn't bother going to a junk yard to get a hose, as they get old and break.

Giga Shadow
04-08-2004, 03:11 PM
You would think that, but I get all my parts from the junk, from fuel pumps to valves..
If they're rips just don't get it.

It would be better if the actual nipple is cracked like the thurmastat housing or the port in the head because you can just J/B weild :)

1985bmw325e
04-09-2004, 03:58 PM
i dont know which hose it is, all i know it's one of the large coolant hoses that lead from the radiator to the head. It is ripped at the tip. You guys think i can just cut off the tip and put it back on?

Giga Shadow
04-10-2004, 01:13 AM
For sure :)

If it's just at the tip, cut the riped section off, and reconect..
BAM! fixed....