Originally Posted by mskvarenina
My dealer is charging me $1900 less a "15% off coupon" when I complained about the price. Never thought something as simple as a water pump would cost nearly $2000! Well this is the first expensive repair for a car with 170,000 so I'm not ready to start complaining yet...
You are insane to pay that amount. Find an Independent BMW mechanic. The job is a piece of cake for any certified mechanic familiar with BMWs. The pump and bolts are only a bit over $500 if buying retail at a indy shop. The pump can be removed and replaced in under an hour if the mechanic is familiar with the job (he'll probably charge 2 - 3 hours book rate). I'd estimate $750 is tops for this job at an indy BMW shop.