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EricFromCT, ASE Certified Technician
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Experience:  ASE Master certified L1, L2, Diesel Certified 16 years experience
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How can I bypass the core, the core is leaking and I'm on

Customer Question

how can I bypass the heather core, the core is leaking and I'm on the road in Panama
JA: How old are the hoses? And what driving conditions do you most often encounter?
Customer: the hoses are ok, only the core is leaking in to the car
JA: What is the make/model/year of your car?
Customer: bmw 735[ 2000
JA: Are you fixing your 735i yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: have nothing done yet
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: no , thats it
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: BMW
Expert:  EricFromCT replied 7 months ago.

Hi. What year and model is your BMW?

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
it's a 735 i 2000
Expert:  EricFromCT replied 7 months ago.

The heater core hoses go into the firewall. The hoses would have to be removed and connected together to bypass the heater core. It is a bit of a project because you will have to cut the hoses and install a fitting to connect them together. But the easiest way is to get 2 pinch off pliers or vise grips and just pinch off the lines so coolant will not leak.

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
there are 3 hoses go to the core which two I have to block
Expert:  EricFromCT replied 7 months ago.

Yes it does. You need to pinch all three.

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
ok, thank you
Expert:  EricFromCT replied 7 months ago.

Your welcome. Good luck on the rest of your trip. Please take a moment to rate my assistance. Thanks.

Expert:  EricFromCT replied 7 months ago.

Thank you for viewing my response and letting me help. If you have any more questions let me know. Also please take the time to rate my assistance.

Expert:  EricFromCT replied 6 months ago.

Please take a moment to rate my assistance. And please note the question will remain open, after rating, for any follow ups regarding your heater core