Originally Posted by mike3000fl
I have thought about it, but I kind of want to run it until it does die just to see what kind of miles I get out of it. I don't drive far from home often so it wouldn't be the end of the world to use my AAA if i did get stuck. Now that you mention it, if i have an out of state trip and don't end up renting a vehicle, I may go ahead and change it out for peace of mind.
is it doing it even with the AC compressor off. maybe you could try leaving your AC compressor off before you startup and see if it stills does it.
Change your oil filter housing gasket too. They are known to fail on BMWs and chunk into the coolant system, damaging the propeller in the pump.