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      06-06-2012, 01:00 PM   #54
Cir14
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Drives: 07 328xi Montego Blue Sedan
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Ambler pa

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My 2 cents / recent experience:
2007 328xi
~76,000 miles
Coolant light appeared a few months ago causing me to check the coolant reservoir which very low, well duh the light came on. Took it to the dealer and they topped it off no problem. I had a feeling that the water pump was approaching the end of its life.

Fast forward ~3 months, Friday 6:00PM, very congested area in rush hour Friday traffic. Yellow coolant, immediately following by a Red warning light then limp mode. Managed to get it into a nearby strip mall, donít ask me how but it wouldnít go above ~1-2K RPM's. Itís a manual transmission so after trying to start it (even though you're not supposed to) it would stall (1st restart). Waited a minute or two (freaking out the entire time) then started again revved it to like 2K and it moved <5mph off the road.

Got it towed to dealer, fixed for $53 under certified pre-owner warranty. They said that it would have been ~$1,100 to repair had it not been covered under the CPO.
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