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  • water heater hose change

    I ordered a new heater output hose. The weird thing is that the new one is long and connects directly from heater core to engine block but my car has the bypass/thermostat on, so I decided to just cut the hose to make it fit.

    Did bmw issue any update regarding this? Are we suppose to remove the thermostat now? In that case I will need new input and output hoses. Just need peace of mind.
    Dont believe all you hear, spend all you have and sleep all you want...
    89 BMW M3
    00 Mitsubishi Evo 6.5 TME
    94 MBenz E500

  • #2
    BMW NA got sued because a heater core burst and burned somebody. As a result of the lawsuit they issued a recall where this bypass valve was to be installed.

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    • #3
      Thats why Im wondering...

      why the new hose is long (designed not to use the bypass/thermostat)? I had to cut it, I was wondering if BMW cancelled that recall already.
      Dont believe all you hear, spend all you have and sleep all you want...
      89 BMW M3
      00 Mitsubishi Evo 6.5 TME
      94 MBenz E500

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      • #4
        anybody have a pic of this bypass valve?

        like even a ETK example will do


        thx
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        • #5
          No, keep the valve in there. The part numbers were updated but the designs were never changed. The instructions on the recall say to cut a 1" section out of the hose to install the valve.

          Sorry I don't have pics. If you take a look at the inlet and outlet hoses that run from your firewall to the block you should see a T, small byass hose, and a valve plummed in.

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          • #6
            Thanks, I think you are right...

            I guess I did the right thing then.
            Dont believe all you hear, spend all you have and sleep all you want...
            89 BMW M3
            00 Mitsubishi Evo 6.5 TME
            94 MBenz E500

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