Originally Posted by kenbrinkman
So that's about 75k miles. I'm at 70k now so I'm dreading the day this happens to me.
Why wait until the waterpump or t stat fails and risk damaging your engine? You got your money's worth out of your pump, replace it now along with the t stat and coolant and not have to dread about overheating suddenly with little to no warning.
Either way you have to buy a new pump and t stat and if you run to failure you might end up with a tow bill also. Some tow trucks have been known to damage your car body and front bumper when it is towed also. So for the price of labor minus a tow bill, you can drive your E90 without worrying about overheating.