New Radiator on a BMW 316

Asked by May 06, 2017 at 08:55 AM about the 1996 BMW 3 Series 316

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Hi peps!
For if i have replaced a new Radiator on my BMW, does it requires me to replace the water in/out flows pipes too?? The apparent reason is said to be "old pipes won't handle the presure from the new Radiator" is thus bein real??

5 Answers

75,515

The cooling system will build up the same amount of pressure, just because of a new radiator doesn't mean it will build up more pressure. But since your are there the upper and lower radiator hoses should be changed out because eventually you will be doing it anyway.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
75,515

Make sure and purge the cooling system from air after refilling it with coolant, or you could have a overheating problem and no heat from your heater, (heater core). If there are a lot of miles on this it wouldn't hurt to change out the thermostat also, since you would be right there with the system drained down.

2 of 2 people found this helpful.

Yoh, i salute cha Rowefast... Yeah milage is Thrice the nomal miles Lol... Thanks!

Oh! But how will i know that there is no more air in my cooling system please??

75,515

Good evening, sorry, I left for the day. Here is a sight on how to purge the air out of the cooling system... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zUpXgAJ1gjU

Best Answer Mark helpful

Your Answer

3 Series

Looking for a Used 3 Series in your area?

CarGurus has 33,888 nationwide 3 Series listings starting at $1,000.

ZIP:

BMW 3 Series Experts

  • #1
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    5,150
  • #2
    Robert Charlson
    Reputation
    1,670
  • #3
    grolyate
    Reputation
    1,260
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used BMW 5 Series
500 Great Deals out of 15,839 listings starting at $1,500
Used BMW M3
27 Great Deals out of 2,116 listings starting at $6,599
Used Mercedes-Benz C-Class
769 Great Deals out of 29,321 listings starting at $1,500
Used Audi A4
301 Great Deals out of 12,277 listings starting at $1,899
Used Ford Mustang
570 Great Deals out of 36,665 listings starting at $1,500
Used Mercedes-Benz E-Class
684 Great Deals out of 22,091 listings starting at $1,500
Used Honda Accord
1,111 Great Deals out of 66,548 listings starting at $561
Used BMW 7 Series
102 Great Deals out of 5,273 listings starting at $2,999
Used Chevrolet Camaro
460 Great Deals out of 31,537 listings starting at $3,550

Used Cars For Sale

2017 BMW 3 Series For Sale
146 Great Deals out of 5,413 listings starting at $24,775
2016 BMW 3 Series For Sale
55 Great Deals out of 1,495 listings starting at $18,591
2015 BMW 3 Series For Sale
76 Great Deals out of 2,169 listings starting at $14,899
2014 BMW 3 Series For Sale
308 Great Deals out of 5,029 listings starting at $10,999
2013 BMW 3 Series For Sale
65 Great Deals out of 1,594 listings starting at $10,982

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.