This Lower Radiator Hose is a stock replacement for your E36 318i (M42). Rubber hoses are ideal when new, as they allow some movement and flexibility during driving. The only problem is that they begin to degrade as they age, and can eventually fail, leaving you with the potential for loss of control from coolant spilling and/or an overheating situation.
Replace your radiator hoses as a preventative measure before they fail in order to save you from further headaches and expenses.
E36 (92-99) > 318i M42
E36 (92-99) > 318ic M42
E36 (92-99) > 318is M42
E36/5 (95-99) > 318ti M42