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Old 01-23-2011, 04:14 PM
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Overflow Nipple Repair Kit Will BMW work for MBZ?

The overflow nipple on my '94 wagon is leaking. I did a search and most replies involve JB welding a replacement tube or similar, but BMW has BEHR Radiator Overflow Nipple Repair Kits for sale for something like $1.29 each. It looks like the one in my MBZ BEHR radiator.

Anyone tried to fix a leak with a BMW part? Try BMW 17-11-0-419-132 for a 740il

http://www.bmwpartsweb.com/BMW-Parts/Radiator-Overflow-Nipple-Repair-Kit-E38-95-01-740-IIL__17110419132-BEHR-E38740.aspx

BMW is closed today, but if anybody has tried this, it looks like it's worth trying.
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Old 01-23-2011, 04:44 PM
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should work.... i have one in the spare parts bin for our cars
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Old 01-24-2011, 09:26 AM
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Yes, Behr used that part on both brands!
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Old 01-24-2011, 04:50 PM
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To finish this, I bought the part at the local BMW dealer and it fit perfectly and only took a few minutes to install. Their price however was $3.53 with tax.

No sense screwing around fixing your similarly broken fitting with JB Weld or whatever when you can go this route. Good luck with yours.
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Old 01-24-2011, 05:35 PM
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I posted this on the Land Rover forum because the dang radiators are bad for getting broken nipples. So far no has admitted to using one but I am keeping my eyes open. I carelessly broke mine a month or so ago, forgetting that it was connected to a rubber hose; fortunately there was enough nipple left to secure to the hose again. Next time I may not be as lucky.

I think the potential problem is that the Land Rover radiator is plastic instead of metal where the nipple is located. So this thing may not work.
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Old 01-24-2011, 05:56 PM
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I posted this on the Land Rover forum because the dang radiators are bad for getting broken nipples. So far no has admitted to using one but I am keeping my eyes open. I carelessly broke mine a month or so ago, forgetting that it was connected to a rubber hose; fortunately there was enough nipple left to secure to the hose again. Next time I may not be as lucky.

I think the potential problem is that the Land Rover radiator is plastic instead of metal where the nipple is located. So this thing may not work.
The Mercedes and the BMW radiator (perhaps the Land Rover too) are apparently of the same "design" and manufactured by BEHR - (not necessarily the same size) and most everything, including this repair part, is plastic. For a couple of bucks, give it a try as it is a really elegant way to simply fix a simple problem.
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