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Old 03-21-2012, 12:18 AM
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2004 X3 3.0 Radiator Hoses

Has anyone had their hoses fail? I'm at 125k miles and the hoses seem fine, (I can't feel any weak spots) but I wonder if its time to change them. However at about $100 for the pair, it makes me think twice.

I'm trying to work through preventative maintenace items, the hoses seemed like one of the usual suspects.

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Old 03-21-2012, 02:46 AM
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The problem you face is that a small number of people (statistically) have had them fail, but the consequences of failure can be expensive as these engines do not tolerate overheating very well.

If you do decide to replace them, recommend you replace all hoses with coolant in them, as well at the thermostat. Think about the water pump as well. I would probably do the hoses and thermostat, but not the pump. If you do replace the pump, use OE and check out the warranty term for it.
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