Reposted from general mechanical help forum ...
I've owned my 08 535i for a few months now and have enjoyed the heck out of it, especially after dropping in a JB4 last week.
This morning I took a 2" piece of asphalt from a dump trailer at 80mph. Busted the passenger grille and punctured a hole in the AC condenser. It's bled out.
I did some searching and the closest I can find is a radiator replacement thread -- I'd like to take care of this myself, but not sure how involved it is. It looks like I should be able to remove a few shroud components and slide it out the top -- but wanted to ask here first.
Hopefully someone's been through this procedure, or there's a DIY I missed. If it involves draining the coolant or removing the front clip I'll probably find a competent local shop ... I've had to do this on the last three cars I've owned and getting a little weary.
Also -- what's the consensus on the best service manual to get?
Last edited by csmende; 04-06-2012 at 12:21 PM.
It's a fairly easy job. I posted in your other thread.
BMW Level 1 Master Technician
2001 BMW 540i