Originally Posted by dhc905
For anyone not inclined to do this - I bought the parts here for a total of 325$ shipped and paid my independent mechanic 280 to do the install + 22 for BMW coolant. I think you can find people to do it for around 300-350 all day long...
I'm not trying to discount what you said, but can you let others know where you got the parts for so cheap? Even Tischer/ECS charge $375-400 for JUST the waterpump let alone the t-stat ($90-100) and coolant ($20ish). Thanks.
Paying someone else to do it for you is a great idea too, esp if they'll take $300.