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The ultimate insult to my BMW

Discussion in 'E39 (1997-2003)' started by Calaway530I, Sep 1, 2008.

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    Without much to base it on, I'd say these are totally separate issues. The fan clutch is a fluid drive that has been used for decades. The E28 has it and their failure seems to be unrelated to radiator neck failures. The necks can fail catastrophically whether they have ever been apart or not. It is purely and simply a poor choice of materials for the application. But I'm puzzled by your reservoir cracking. Usually, it's the radiator tank itself.
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    Well, the crack was inside the reservoir unit....as the unit separated within....Could shake the unit and hear a piece rattling inside. Does that describe it a little better?

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