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Water Pump & Thermostat Install - N52
Published by ENINTY
07-30-2011
Water Pump & Thermostat Install - N52

So I after 149,521 glorious miles, the water pump in my 325i died. I figured Iíd do a DIY for it using the basic procedure for a coolant change (I wrote a few years ago). Also, I replaced the thermostat a few months back so Iíll throw that in too since you need to remove it to get the pump out. I donít take pictures because it takes to long and I donít want to dirty up my nice camera. The intent of my DIYs is to provide the details of removing parts by being descriptive enough that pictures are not necessary. I find that repair manuals lack the detail of how to actually remove parts and disconnect hoses and electrical connectors, which is what I try to add. They have good pictures though.

It's long and wordy, so I've just included the MS Word document to download and print.

Note: In the maintenace section JamesUKE92 did this procedure and included pictures. I used his efforts as a guide when installing my pump last weekend. JamesUKE92 was the first memebr I saw who attempted the T-Stat and pump replacement. Kudos to James!
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By syl2us on 09-22-2011, 02:53 PM
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Anyone done this without draining the system completely just to change the thermostat itself or the Engine Coolant Temperature (ECT) sensor?

Car through P0128 code, thermostat malfunction, and needs to be fixed in order to stop Service Engine light from reoccuring. Reference my post here for more details: Service Engine Soon P0128

If so, please provide some details/insight and Part #'s (can't find them anywhere) if you can and any pictures if possible too! TIA.
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By queensfield on 09-23-2011, 12:22 AM
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If so, please provide some details/insight and Part #'s (can't find them anywhere) if you can and any pictures if possible too! TIA.
Part number 11537549476 at realoem ($118)
It's under engine->engine cooling (http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts...54&hg=11&fg=35)

Coolant does have to be drained to replace thermostat. Also, don't forget the replacement bolts.

Great DIY from Eninty- this one and coolant as well
Last edited by queensfield; 09-23-2011 at 12:30 AM.
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By 07335ibmrblack on 03-26-2012, 11:09 PM
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works for n54 execpt 1 thing

this thread was very informative. I used it exactly on my 335i. except you need to take the intercooler out to drain radiator. no big deal. 2 torx bolts and 2 quick clips for the piping. thank you for the help
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By pizzaflyer on 04-23-2012, 08:15 AM
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Thanks. Great writeup. Looks like our 330i needs a new pump. Who did you use for parts?
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By ENINTY on 04-23-2012, 05:37 PM
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Thanks. Great writeup. Looks like our 330i needs a new pump. Who did you use for parts?
Tischer.
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By Mtech E90 E83 on 09-16-2013, 01:12 PM
I'm at 120K miles, and it seems my water pump is dead... I'll be posting details on the cost, what needs to be replaced, etc.
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By Nsx_moda on 09-19-2013, 04:21 AM
might have to do this one day,tag for later
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By totalloss on 07-25-2014, 01:42 PM
If anyone's interesting in how mapped thermostatic systems work, I found this. It's a good primer to show how the various engine load/engine speed/incoming air temp/vehicle speed combinations play into how the ECU pulses the heating element inside our thermostats. These combination values are compared to a stored map, thus explaining the term "mapped thermostat." Enjoy.... http://www.volkspage.net/technik/ssp/ssp/SSP_222.pdf
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