Z3 cooling system fail

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Z3 cooling system fail

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Customer calls me up and says he got a radiator leak on a car he just purchased. We arrange and he brings it in . This is what I have to work with. 122000kms on the clock.

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Removed the radiator ... Image shocked.
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Radiator broke so the previous hack mechanic qbond it shut. Then tap a new valve and seal with with bathroom silicone, pratley steel and qbond. And expected it to hold pressure under operating temps.

I opted for a new radiator, took two weeks but it arrived and everything became clear.

Will post more as we progress.
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Re: Z3 cooling system fail

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Dafuq!?!?!?
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Tjeeeeer

That Old Radiator has seen better days, pure abuse of such a gem of a car of low kilos.
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How some people can do things like that is beyond me.

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Yeah guys, there’s people out there hacking away at customers cars.

I’ve got a lot of work planned for the z3:
1. Full engine service
2. Auto Gearbox service
3. Diff oil change
4. Full cooling system refresh: radiator, thermostat, updated aluminum thermostat housing, new waterpump, new water bottle and cap as well.
5. New Ac belt, tensioner, pulley.
6. New V belt , tensioner and pulley.
7. New Tappet cover gasket
8. Front seals on cyl head

There’s a lot of sludge build up in here so I have to run engine flush with new wolf 5w40 oil , then drain out as much of the sludge before Filling up with the LM molygen oil and Ceratec additive.
Current: 2005 E55 AMG
Current: 2007 ///M Coupe
Current: 2019 Fortuner 4x4

Ex: 1998 BMW M3
Ex: 2011 REVO 2 Focus ST - 208wkw & 465nm's (FRnR)
Ex: 1994 E36 328i Track Car (Budler Motorsport built)
Ex: 2011 REVO 2 Mk6 GTI DSG - 200wkw & 452nm's (KAR)
Ex: 2007 REVO 2+ S3 - 12.7s @ 176km/h (Tarlton 2010) and 224km's on 1km (ODI)
Ex: 2006 Velo 1.6i | 2008 Velo 1.6i | 2005 Velo 1.4i | 2006 Polo 1.6i | 2012 Polo TDI | 2004 W203 C200K

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