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View Poll Results: E90 Waterpump failure stats
Failed under 50k 6 22.22%
Failed at 60k-70k 6 22.22%
Failed at 70k-80k 4 14.81%
Failed at 80k-90k 0 0%
Failed at 90k-100k 2 7.41%
Failed at 100-125k 2 7.41%
Failed at 125k-150k 0 0%
Still going 100k-120k 5 18.52%
Still going 120k-140k 0 0%
Still going 140k + 2 7.41%
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      11-23-2012, 09:15 AM   #1
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How many miles when your WP failed?

Just trying to get a feel for actual waterpump failure rates/time/age.

Mine is now over 6 years old and at 106k with the factory pump still running fine and giving no codes in my weekly check.


Anyone else care to chime in? I'd like to know when your pump failed OR if you are still running your pump with over 100k on it and getting any codes.

Hopefully we can get a good maintenance schedule going here.
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No real answer. They have gone at 100, 80, 40, and even 20k.
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      11-23-2012, 09:26 AM   #3
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Where's the 75,000 and still running option?
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      11-23-2012, 09:40 AM   #4
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I was around 55000 when mine gave out. Fan was running full speed at all times and it threw the WP code. It was covered by CPO.
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bought my car with 31k miles on her. On the history it says pump went out at 19. replaced by warranty and back on the road
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Where's the 75,000 and still running option?
I guess I would expect it to be good for that mileage, I'm really only trying to find out how many fail at a given mileage, vs how many are still going over 100k.

Have you checked yours for codes?
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No codes. No problems. My friend bought a 330i back in 2008 and his water pump went out as soon as he brought it home from the dealer, called them up, and flipped the f*ck out, lol.
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      11-23-2012, 08:29 PM   #8
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My water pump "failed at 172,000 miles" on my 2006 325xi but not certain that's what it was. I'm here looking for help... Of anyone could give suggestions I posted a thread that reads"I need help!" Plz read and see what you could add!
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@ 42,6xx, on 101 at 65mph. 4 months outside of factory warranty...
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@ 42,6xx, on 101 at 65mph. 4 months outside of factory warranty...
Ouch!
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Happened at ~75k covered by cpo
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Need more votes!
It's a flawed poll that lacks the right choices. For example, there is no vote choice that's right for anyone who has had no failure unless the mileage is over 140K. So non-votes = non-failures, and you might imagine that the low vote total indicates high reliability. Or lack of interest.
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      11-24-2012, 12:23 PM   #15
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Started getting codes at 96K, ordered pump and T-Stat housing.

Got one orange overheat light, went off right away. Happened on way to work, 10 minutes from home. Drove back, did pump. I think 98K is when I did it.
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2008 335i coupe, 44k miles, mods in sig. Mine failed last Friday about a mile from my house. Towed it to the dealer the next morning, got it there by 9:30am and it was all fixed under CPO by 4:30p that day. CPO saved my ass, it would have cost me $1400, but I got out for $50!
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It's a flawed poll that lacks the right choices. For example, there is no vote choice that's right for anyone who has had no failure unless the mileage is over 140K. So non-votes = non-failures, and you might imagine that the low vote total indicates high reliability. Or lack of interest.
I'm looking for what mileage pumps that fail, will fail at. There's a qualifier that the pumps fail in the first place.

If you were trying to find out what age people pass away at, would you survey every single person who is still alive? No, that's another survey.
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30k and fine
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On a 2006 or 335i, I would change it preventively. The water pump design was changed IIRC. Also heat seems to be a contributing factor in the case of the 335i.

I wouldn't do it on a 2007+ N52. I hope not to regret it! I check monthly my codes...
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I'm looking for what mileage pumps that fail, will fail at. There's a qualifier that the pumps fail in the first place.

If you were trying to find out what age people pass away at, would you survey every single person who is still alive? No, that's another survey.
I understand, but you were complaining about the number of responses, and I was providing an explanation for that. Your poll won't give you any sense of the failure rate at any given mileage.

As for polling dead people, I think you are likely to get even lower response rates.
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As for polling dead people, I think you are likely to get even lower response rates.
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