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Just got the truck working again, took it for a drive... 2 weeks ago the expansion tank exploded, today I'm driving and I see a coolant smoke screen behind the range... Pull over pop the hood which I thankfully just fixed and coolant steam is all around the back side of the engine, more on the passenger side. Coolant pouring out from under the truck. Did a hose or something fail? Worse?

The oil still looks clean, so I'd imagine it isn't head gasket

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Are you copying me?? The part that's more than likely failed is one of the pipes to the heater... This went on mine whilst pulling into the drive luckily. It has a BMW quick release connector one end, and when it turns into LR it has a crappy jubilee clip. I've had a quick look to see if I can find a decent diagram but I cant find one :? Pop the pollen filter housing out and get in there with a torch. You may need to refill the system so you can see where its coming out, you probab ly wont need to run the engine to find it, I did on mine as it only opened up under pressure.

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Dan_UK_1984 said:
Are you copying me?? The part that's more than likely failed is one of the pipes to the heater... This went on mine whilst pulling into the drive luckily. It has a BMW quick release connector one end, and when it turns into LR it has a crappy jubilee clip. I've had a quick look to see if I can find a decent diagram but I cant find one :? Pop the pollen filter housing out and get in there with a torch. You may need to refill the system so you can see where its coming out, you probab ly wont need to run the engine to find it, I did on mine as it only opened up under pressure.

Good Luck,

Dan
I'm confused on this one dan... I see no access point at all, from the top side of the motor I just see steam coming from the back side of the engine... From under I just see coolant dripping from the bell housing, aside from that I can't think of a good access point to see damage, also I don't even know what I'm looking for.

Did you fix yours? whats involved?

Thanks a million!
 

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Lots more room when the engine cover is taken off and the pollen filter intake:





Part of this mess of crap:
 

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Just just came back to let you know I had no idea that was the air filter and it all comes out... haha


I now see a hose back there leaking profusely, I see what you mean about the quick disconnect to a crap hose... I don't see that part in race, and microcat doesn't work on my computer, were do I source that? I'm pulling it out now to examine damage, thanks for the help as always.
 

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brad s1 said:
Just just came back to let you know I had no idea that was the air filter and it all comes out... haha


I now see a hose back there leaking profusely, I see what you mean about the quick disconnect to a crap hose... I don't see that part in race, and microcat doesn't work on my computer, were do I source that? I'm pulling it out now to examine damage, thanks for the help as always.
Just take the whole hose out, get down to your local autofactors and buy the nearest thing, as long as there arent any 90 degree bends you'll be OK, get some fresh jubilee clips too. I have some spare, if you were local I'd post some over to you! I think it's 19mm internal diameter you need?

Check these guys in the US

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Dan_UK_1984 said:
[quote="brad s1":1d1pm845]Just just came back to let you know I had no idea that was the air filter and it all comes out... haha


I now see a hose back there leaking profusely, I see what you mean about the quick disconnect to a crap hose... I don't see that part in race, and microcat doesn't work on my computer, were do I source that? I'm pulling it out now to examine damage, thanks for the help as always.
Just take the whole hose out, get down to your local autofactors and buy the nearest thing, as long as there arent any 90 degree bends you'll be OK, get some fresh jubilee clips too. I have some spare, if you were local I'd post some over to you! I think it's 19mm internal diameter you need?

Check these guys in the US

Dan[/quote:1d1pm845]

Dan, again you respond way too **** fast... Came back again to let you know I removed the hose, was able to actually see it and confirmed the hole and noticed the hose itself was nothing special, sourced a new one from down the street... We're back up and running!

Thanks again my friend!
 

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Out of the 4 problems I have had with my rover, 3 of them have been coolant related, expansion tank exploded, upper rad clamp came off and my hose going into my heather exploded.
 

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Toddb said:
Out of the 4 problems I have had with my rover, 3 of them have been coolant related, expansion tank exploded, upper rad clamp came off and my hose going into my heather exploded.
I do see what the issue is, they took a bunch of BMW parts with quick disconnects, and just fit cheap hose to tie it all together. What was my car new? 80k? Good feeling :thumb:
 

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Go read the BMW forums, you won't feel so bad.
 

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You must have the worst luck with your vehicle! This weakness has been a major focus of much discussion on the forum; I'm surprised you haven't seen it in the year + that you've been a forum member.
While you're replacing those hoses, you may want to go ahead & replace the upper & lower radiator hose & check the oil seperator "tornado". Since you live up where it gets really cold, if you replace the PCV hoses, the seperator could freeze-up & cause a major oil leak somewhere else. It's a weakness (in addition to the hoses you're replacing now) of the PCV system. This also has been discussed ad nauseum in several posts, and you should be familiar with that too.
The radiator hoses are relatively cheap, & if you're replacing the coolant anyway, it'll save you having to replace it when the radiator hoses go.
Good luck
By the way, my K&N oil filter is working fine.
 

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You must have the worst luck with your vehicle! This weakness has been a major focus of much discussion on the forum; I'm surprised you haven't seen it in the year + that you've been a forum member.
While you're replacing those hoses, you may want to go ahead & replace the upper & lower radiator hose & check the oil seperator "tornado". Since you live up where it gets really cold, if you replace the PCV hoses, the seperator could freeze-up & cause a major oil leak somewhere else. It's a weakness (in addition to the hoses you're replacing now) of the PCV system. This also has been discussed ad nauseum in several posts, and you should be familiar with that too.
The radiator hoses are relatively cheap, & if you're replacing the coolant anyway, it'll save you having to replace it when the radiator hoses go.
Good luck
By the way, my K&N oil filter is working fine.
Good info, thanks! Glad the filter is working out for you, perhaps they updated it or I just got bad o-rings.
 
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