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Car Radiator Replacement Estimate for BMW 318is

BMW 318is Car Radiator Replacement costs $486 on average.

CarServiceEstimateShop/Dealer Price
1998 BMW 318isL4-1.9LService typeCar Radiator ReplacementEstimate$910.22Shop/Dealer Price$1136.65 - $1732.41
1993 BMW 318isL4-1.8LService typeCar Radiator ReplacementEstimate$809.27Shop/Dealer Price$1011.06 - $1569.81
1999 BMW 318isL4-1.9LService typeCar Radiator ReplacementEstimate$919.22Shop/Dealer Price$1143.57 - $1737.77
1996 BMW 318isL4-1.9LService typeCar Radiator ReplacementEstimate$931.26Shop/Dealer Price$1168.43 - $1784.08
1994 BMW 318isL4-1.8LService typeCar Radiator ReplacementEstimate$809.27Shop/Dealer Price$1008.92 - $1566.07
1992 BMW 318isL4-1.8LService typeCar Radiator ReplacementEstimate$809.27Shop/Dealer Price$1005.54 - $1560.15
1995 BMW 318isL4-1.8LService typeCar Radiator ReplacementEstimate$814.27Shop/Dealer Price$1013.55 - $1570.41
1997 BMW 318isL4-1.9LService typeCar Radiator ReplacementEstimate$901.22Shop/Dealer Price$1125.16 - $1719.06
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Car Radiator Replacement Service

What is the Radiator all about?

The radiator performs a critical function; it keeps the engine from overheating. While running, the engine produces heat. Coolant flowing through the system absorbs and removes extra heat from the engine. The coolant then passes through the radiator where it cools off and is later circulated back to the engine to absorb heat again.

A radiator has two tanks that are connected to each other through aluminum or brass tubes. When the coolant passes through these tubes, the radiator cooling fan blows air across the radiator to lower the temperature of the coolant. The tank is usually made of plastic, and it is common for it to crack and start leaking coolant. If the tank or the tubes crack, coolant will leak , the vehicle will overheat and could cause severe engine damage. Radiators also tend to clog over time. When this occurs, not enough coolant flows through the radiator leading to heat build-up, causing the engine to overheat.

Radiator

Keep in mind:

  • When replacing the radiator, it is best to also replace the radiator cap and thermostat.
  • After your radiator is replaced, it is best to have it checked for leaks, to assure that everything is in working order.
  • When the radiator is replaced, the entire cooling system should be checked, especially the radiator hoses.

How it's done:

  • Inspect radiator for leaks.
  • Pressure test cooling system.
  • Remove and replace the radiator.
  • Fill radiator with proper mixture of 50/50 coolant.
  • Recheck for leaks.

Our recommendation:

Follow the service maintenance schedule provided by the manufacturer to get the coolant replaced at regular intervals. It is a good practice to change the coolant every 25,000-40,000 miles. Replacing the coolant will ensure it is free of contaminants such as rust or scale that can block it from flowing through the radiator and engine. Given high engine temperatures, it is inevitable that the tanks in the radiator will eventually crack. The thermostat should be replaced when replacing the radiator as well as any necessary radiator hoses.The system should also be flushed out of all old coolant to remove any contamination.

What common symptoms indicate you may need to replace the Radiator?

  • Car is overheating.
  • Coolant (red, yellow, green fluid) is leaking.

How important is this service?

If a defective radiator is not replaced, the overheating of the engine can potentially lead to serious internal engine damage.

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James

10 years of experience
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James
10 years of experience
BMW 318is - Thermostat - Daly City, California
This was my 2nd meeting with James and yet again he fixed my problem. My car has been giving me overheating problems and he fixed the problem and recommended I do other services so I don't have a problem with overheating for a long time. His personally & professionalism is what make James, he come's on time and gets his job started and when I keep him company he likes shows and teaches me how to diagnose simple fixes. Any time I have a car problem I'm giving James a call.

Lucas

19 years of experience
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Lucas
19 years of experience
BMW 318is - Power Steering Belt Replacement - Burbank, California
Awesome guy. Awesome service. Highly recommend.

James

10 years of experience
233 reviews
James
10 years of experience
BMW 318is - Radiator Hose Repair - Daly City, California
James was a great mechanic, he arrived early and showed me what needed to be repaired. He was very professional and experienced at what he does. The work he did was outstanding and he fixed my squealing belts. He brought all the tools that was needed even the special tools BMW uses to fix the problem I had. I would recommend using his service again for any other problems I have with my BMW.

Peter

41 years of experience
1231 reviews
Peter
41 years of experience
BMW 318is - Car is not starting - Scottsdale, Arizona
Peter was awesome, thorough and completely honest. He knew exactly what to look for, I felt i had a complete diagnosis of what was wrong with my car.

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