2000 BMW Z3 Replacing radiator

Tiny
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  • 2000 BMW Z3
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 13,000 MILES
What are the steps involved in removing and replacing the radiator?
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Monday, November 3rd, 2008 AT 9:10 PM

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Tiny
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Hello

First I need to know is it a Z3 Coupe (E36/7) or a Z3 Roadster 2.5 (E36/7) or a Z3 Roadster 2.8 (E36/7) and I will be glad to send you the info.
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Monday, November 3rd, 2008 AT 9:54 PM
Tiny
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My car is a Z3 roadster comvertible with a 2.3 liter engine. Year is 2000. Thanks
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Tuesday, November 4th, 2008 AT 10:19 AM
Tiny
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Hello -

Here you go...........good luck

Caution:
Danger of scalding
Only open sealing cover on expansion tank when engine has cooled down.

Drain coolant, refer to Cooling System - Service and Repair - Procedures See: Service and Repair
Remove fan cowl, refer to Fan Shroud - Service and Repair - Procedures See: Fan Shroud Service and Repair

Note: When removing the fan cowl, note the engine variant.


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Air conditioner
Disconnect plug connection on temperature switch.


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Disconnect upper water hose.


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Disconnect lower water hose.


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Disconnect expansion hose.


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Automatic transmission
Remove transmission oil cooler lines, catch transmission oil as it escapes and dispose of correctly.

Installation:
Check transmission oil level and correct if necessary, refer to Transmission and Drivetrain.
Check connection for leaks.


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Unfasten left and right radiator mounts by pressing detent down with screwdriver.


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Sectional view of radiator mount:

Screwdriver
Front trim
Retaining lug for radiator


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Installation: Attach retaining lugs in left and right sides of radiator and press down firmly. The detent must engage audibly several times.


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Installation: Use screwdriver to locate and lug of radiator mount and to tighten the unit.


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Lift radiator upwards (together with intercooler if applicable).
Installation: Place radiator on supports.


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Installation: Note rubber mounts on left and right sides.
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Tuesday, November 4th, 2008 AT 2:02 PM

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