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BMW 325i Lower Radiator Hose Replacement

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BMW 325i Lower Radiator Hose Replacement

RepairSmith offers upfront and competitive pricing. The average cost for BMW 325i Lower Radiator Hose Replacement is $190. Drop it off at our shop and pick it up a few hours later, or save time and have our Delivery mechanics come to you.

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Drop-off
Delivery
Price
2003 BMW 325i 2.5L L6
99,000 miles
Julian P  • 
August 29, 2020 7:27 PM  • 
San Francisco CA 94134
$254
3.50  hrs
1.00  hrs
2004 BMW 325i 2.5L L6
80,000 miles
Jia B  • 
August 29, 2020 6:27 PM  • 
Rowland Heights CA 91748
$212
0.80  hrs
0.50  hrs
2003 BMW 325i 2.5L L6
107,000 miles
Rob J  • 
July 17, 2020 6:35 PM  • 
Chandler AZ 85225
$242
2.80  hrs
0.70  hrs
2006 BMW 325i 3.0L L6 Base
167,530 miles
Derrick F  • 
June 17, 2020 6:52 PM  • 
Rosemead CA 91770
$202
3.70  hrs
0.90  hrs
1995 BMW 325i 2.5L L6
150,000 miles
Michael D  • 
June 10, 2020 4:33 PM  • 
Chula Vista CA 91913
$230
3.80  hrs
1.10  hrs
2004 BMW 325i 2.5L L6
115,000 miles
Richard T  • 
May 6, 2020 4:29 AM  • 
Montebello CA 90640
$210
2.00  hrs
0.90  hrs
2006 BMW 325i 3.0L L6
174,000 miles
Joseph D  • 
April 20, 2020 8:36 PM  • 
Riverside CA 92506
$200
2.40  hrs
0.70  hrs
2004 BMW 325i 2.5L L6
161,610 miles
Jeffery H  • 
April 18, 2020 7:22 PM  • 
San Jose CA 95123
$225
1.50  hrs
0.70  hrs
2004 BMW 325i 2.5L L6
150,000 miles
Mitchell O  • 
March 12, 2020 3:25 AM  • 
Las Vegas NV 89146
$159
0.50  hrs
0.70  hrs
2002 BMW 325i 2.5L L6
200,000 miles
Takisha K  • 
March 11, 2020 1:00 PM  • 
Las Vegas NV 89102
$142
1.80  hrs
0.90  hrs
2003 BMW 325i 2.5L L6
170,000 miles
Mary F  • 
February 7, 2020 5:37 PM  • 
Long Beach CA 90808
$159
1.30  hrs
0.60  hrs
2005 BMW 325i 2.5L L6
185,000 miles
Geovanna V  • 
January 27, 2020 8:30 PM  • 
San Jose CA 95126
$161
2.00  hrs
0.60  hrs
2006 BMW 325i 3.0L L6
58,200 miles
Calvin G  • 
December 8, 2019 1:57 PM  • 
Las Vegas NV 89120
$139
2.90  hrs
0.90  hrs
2002 BMW 325i Base
247,500 miles
Juan R  • 
November 4, 2019 8:05 AM  • 
Pomona CA 91768
$164
2.00  hrs
0.90  hrs
2006 BMW 325i Base
130,000 miles
Athiya A  • 
November 2, 2019 4:00 PM  • 
Union City CA 94587
$155
1.10  hrs
0.50  hrs
2003 BMW 325i Base
130,000 miles
Jesus E  • 
October 25, 2019 10:35 PM  • 
Hemet CA 92544
$159
0.90  hrs
1.00  hrs
2001 BMW 325i Base
157,000 miles
Dre J  • 
August 20, 2019 1:30 AM  • 
Sacramento CA 95828
$202
4.60  hrs
0.70  hrs
2002 BMW 325i Base
80,000 miles
Brandon M  • 
August 8, 2019 6:21 AM  • 
Victorville CA 92392
$202
2.20  hrs
0.70  hrs
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What is a Lower Radiator Hose?

You know when you watch a sports game, and it looks like an athlete’s body is smoking? That’s them cooling down. And yes, it’s kind of cool.

Anyway, that’s what the lower radiator hose does. Just like those athletes, it wants to be recognized for its physical prowess.

Okay, got your pen and paper out? Let’s do a quick and dirty rundown of your car’s cooling system. So, your car needs to cool down, right? There’s a lot of friction and hard work going on there, and as you hopefully know, friction plus hard work equals overheating.

So, your car uses coolant to cool down. Coolant is a liquid that circulates around the engine, absorbing heat from the motor. The coolant then travels to the radiator, where the heat is absorbed from the liquid. That lowers the temperature of the coolant, which allows it to return to the engine and absorb more heat. And it goes on and on and on.

Now the coolant can’t magically get from the engine to the radiator, or from the radiator to the engine. You might guess that that’s where radiator hoses come in. You would be right.

Your car has two radiator hoses. The lower hose, which is the one you care about since you’re reading this article, carries the coolant from the radiator to the engine. The upper hose is what brings it back to the radiator.

Now, the hose is made of a highly durable rubber, but it’s still a hose, and if you’ve ever had a garden, you know that hoses don’t last forever. Wear and tear can cause the rubber to wear down, grow brittle, crack, or even rip. You’re not repairing a hose, so get ready to replace it.

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Symptoms of a failing Lower Radiator Hose

Leaks

Imagine your lower radiator hose like a straw. If a straw breaks at all, it will leak when doing its job. And if a radiator hose is failing, then it will begin to leak. And your car will start to lose coolant. The area under your car should look clean and dry. So, keep an eye out for puddles underneath your car.

Poor engine performance

Look, nobody likes to work out when it’s blazing hot out. Your car is no different. A failing lower radiator hose can stop coolant from keeping your car cool. Suddenly it’s hot, and doesn’t want to work out, and for a good reason. But unlike you, it will try anyway. And the result is an engine that isn’t cooling down properly, which can lead to diminished performance. Do you like poor engine performance? No? Okay then. Try paying attention when your car isn’t driving right.

Notably damaged

Look, nobody likes to work out when it’s blazing hot out. Your car is no different. A failing lower radiator hose can stop coolant from keeping your car cool. Suddenly it’s hot, and doesn’t want to work out, and for a good reason. But unlike you, it will try anyway. And the result is an engine that isn’t cooling down properly, which can lead to diminished performance. Do you like poor engine performance? No? Okay then. Try paying attention when your car isn’t driving right.

Engine is overheating

Here’s a fun fact about your car: It has indicators for a reason. One of the indicators next to your speedometer displays the temperature of the engine. It’s super handy. The thermometer shouldn’t show that your engine is too hot. An engine that is too hot is a liability. It won’t run well, it can cause severe damage. If your lower radiator hose fails, the engine won’t be able to be cooled properly, and you’ll end up with an engine that, if driven long enough, will start to overheat. So, when you see that temperature gauge rising high, you’ve got a problem. Pay attention to it.

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How urgent is a Lower Radiator Hose replacement?

Do you like gambling? Great, then go to Vegas.

Gambling is the name of the game when you put off a radiator hose replacement, except you have no chance of winning any money. If you’re experiencing any of the symptoms above, it’s time to get your radiator hose replaced.

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