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      02-26-2013, 10:25 PM   #1
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No water temp gauge? Also: water pump died

Bought my CPO last weekend. En route to work this AM I get a 'water temp high' message in the iDrive screen, followed shortly by the 'water temp too high, shut off engine' message. Called BMW roadside assistance and while awaiting tow truck leafed through the manual only to discover there is no way to check the water temp. Is there a hack for this? Does Cobb or JB4 give that readout?

Anyway Desert BMW took care of me, providing a 2013 328i loaner and replacing the electric water pump before I got off work. Paperwork doesn't state the cost since it was CPO warranty work. My first bimmer and a mechanical failure after only 11 days of ownership; hope this is not a portent of things to come...
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      02-26-2013, 10:41 PM   #2
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water pumps are pretty common failure on bmw's. Look at the bright side, you got your first one out of the way!
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      02-26-2013, 10:46 PM   #3
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water temps normally hover around the 210 range. I check them through the OBDII port + torque app
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You're lucky it happened under CPO. Would have cost $1000-1500 at a dealer out of pocket.
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You're lucky it happened under CPO. Would have cost $1000-1500 at a dealer out of pocket.
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      02-27-2013, 12:26 AM   #6
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You're lucky it happened under CPO. Would have cost $1000-1500 at a dealer out of pocket.
Jebus, really? What does the part cost - it can't be that tough a DIY...
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      02-27-2013, 12:33 AM   #7
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Funny this thread was posted... Mine went out sat and within 48hrs I had 3 friends with the same issue... Got her replaced and back on the road $700 later
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Funny this thread was posted... Mine went out sat and within 48hrs I had 3 friends with the same issue... Got her replaced and back on the road $700 later
if you took the DIY route, you spent a bit much (unless you needed tools?)... and if you went with the Indy route, that's a steal!

never-mind the fact that four fuel pumps failed nearly at once...
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if you took the DIY route, you spent a bit much (unless you needed tools?)... and if you went with the Indy route, that's a steal!

never-mind the fact that four fuel pumps failed nearly at once...
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haha indy shop a good friend of mine which i highly recommend if in the orlando area. WTF motorsports.

and yeah we have each others backs here lol however one of the cars was a friend that just bought his e90 in VT... lol he called me and was like car feels like its loosing power and the fans are loud as hell... i was like "join the club" lol
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Parts for this are just under $600 if you do the thermostat at the same time (which is highly recommended) and the DIY isn't too bad, there's one posted in the DIY section. Not 100% sure, but I think you can check coolant temp in the hidden menu. Do a search for it, I don't remember exactly how to get to it, but I could swear I remember seeing it when I was going through it one day.
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How many miles are on your car? 60-80k miles seems the normal for failure. I am at 90k miles on my original (knocking on wood) pump.
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If you have a tech tool you can see if there are "shadow" codes for the water pump that will let you know that it is getting ready to go.
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Hmm, good info. Definitely will be looking for "shadow codes lol" and keeping eyes out for a good priced pump to have ready lol
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Hmm, good info. Definitely will be looking for "shadow codes lol" and keeping eyes out for a good priced pump to have ready lol
It should show a tab to look for shadow codes using the Bavarian Tech tool.
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How many miles are on your car? 60-80k miles seems the normal for failure. I am at 90k miles on my original (knocking on wood) pump.
Car has 51,000 miles and a build date of 10/2007.
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