AW: [DML] Re: Coolant bottle consensus
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AW: [DML] Re: Coolant bottle consensus

Guys there are several BMW water bottels that are very similar to ours.
one with sensor, one without, one with the same cap, others with 
differnet caps...

The price for the bottle, lever sender and cap are - at least 
here in gemany - much lower than the price for a metal bottle.

And just the fact that I can see the water level even without 
lifting the louvre is a reason for me to keep it in the car.
As long as thre are no metal bottles with low water senders
I won't install them anymore. (LAMBDA light will be activated
and a buzzer will inform me, too.)

It's nice to have stainless steel in the engine compartment,
but it's even nicer to have a non overheating engine :-)

I guess DPNW can help you to get those BMW water bottles in the US.

Elvis & 6548

Nothing's exact, but wander thru the boneyards looking at 1984-1991 
BMW 3-series (i.e. 325). The 5- series probably uses something 
similar. They use a more square-off plastic bottle, mounted on the 
drivers side of the engine compartment above the fender. There will 
be a level sender in the bottle. It is NOT a bolt-on replacement, you 
will have to adapt hose size and mounting. If I recall correctly the 
hose attaches at the bottom of the bottle rather than one end. Make 
sure you get the electrical plug for the sender i.e. cut it off the 
donor car. 

Once you figure out the fit, you can get a brand new one from the 
dealer or likely from Bavarian Auto. Probably for about the cost of a 
stainless DMC bottle. 

As for your original question  - I have several original (very used) 
plastic DMC water bottles laying around from metal conversions, none 
of which I'd trust on a car that I was driving farther than the local 
K-Mart. They hold water, at least they did when removed from the car. 
What's it worth to you? 

PS - Doesn't your 928S have a similar bottle on it? 

Dave Swingle

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