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      10-18-2018, 11:39 AM   #1
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Leaves stuck in lower radiator

Bent down and looked in lower front grill of my M140i whilst washing it today and horrified to see a third of the lower rad blocked with leaves. These had become trapped behind what seems to be a covering grill which sits tight to the cooler/ rad. Anyone got any good ideas for clearing these out ?
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      10-20-2018, 02:55 AM   #2
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i had the same issue on my m135i. i removed the kidney grills and stuck my hands and vaccum cleaner down there and cleaned it out
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      01-19-2019, 05:16 PM   #3
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How did you get on removing those leaves..?
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      02-10-2019, 01:45 PM   #4
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I found the same.
Connected a fuel line to the vacuum ckeaner.
The fuel line is small enough to fit in through the kidney grill and suck out the leaves.
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      02-10-2019, 02:15 PM   #5
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The fuel line is small enough to fit in through the kidney grill and suck out the leaves.
Those leaves must be small enough (to fit in through the fuel line) as well, apparently.
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      02-11-2019, 12:27 AM   #6
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No the leaves do not fit through the hose....lol
I didnít suck the leaves through the hose.
I used the the suction through hose to pull the leaves to the front of the car through the kidney grill..
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      02-20-2019, 01:33 PM   #7
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Great idea..!!
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