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      04-30-2012, 04:01 PM   #1
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Engine overheating

So out of nowhere, my engine started overheating. The red thermostat popped up on my dash. So immediately I take it to a mechanic. It's 4pm Saturday and Tuffy's was closest. I have to leave it there till Monday. They call me today morning, and quote me $1200 for the fix. The want to replace the water pump, thermostat, and do a radiator flush. I ask why so high, and they tell me BMW has expensive water pumps. Has this happened to anyone? And is does the price sound right?
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      04-30-2012, 04:04 PM   #2
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Taking it to Tuffy's was your first mistake. Your second would be leaving it there.
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      04-30-2012, 06:15 PM   #3
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I know the water pumps are expensive. Mine was under warranty, don't know how much BMW would have charged.

But water pump alone is $600 msrp with thermostat at 120 msrp.

Tischer has them at $492 and $90.
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I think that sounds about right from what I've read others have paid. There is a DIY on here if you have the time and some mechanical skills that would save about half the cost. What year and mileage is your car?
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too much...
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      04-30-2012, 08:12 PM   #6
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too much...
Yeah based on what i read here it sounds about right, but for that price is better to take it to a BMW dealer. They are not saving you much, I would feel better.
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      04-30-2012, 08:15 PM   #7
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So out of nowhere, my engine started overheating. The red thermostat popped up on my dash. So immediately I take it to a mechanic. It's 4pm Saturday and Tuffy's was closest. I have to leave it there till Monday. They call me today morning, and quote me $1200 for the fix. The want to replace the water pump, thermostat, and do a radiator flush. I ask why so high, and they tell me BMW has expensive water pumps. Has this happened to anyone? And is does the price sound right?
That's a Tuffy!
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      04-30-2012, 08:21 PM   #8
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      05-01-2012, 12:04 AM   #9
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i just paid $2200 today to get all new pulleys and power steering pulley surpentine belt and oil filter gasket had a leak my surpentine belt snapped and got caught in my fan which led to overheating so i quickly pulled over and got it towed had to get a new fan and everything.
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      05-01-2012, 01:29 AM   #10
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Hahahaha I think everyone's water pumps are going out this month, I have a horror story post about my pump last Friday. Yes $1200 is the right price with labor. $835.04 is the exact price quote from BMW for the parts alone. I'm doin this install myself, I'm gonna try to take pictures and all sorts of other things for this.
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what's up with all the talk about water pumps?
is this the new HPFP? at least no one ever paid out of pocket for a fuel pump

$1200
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Im at 99,xxx and about to take a 600 mile round trip this weekend. With all the stories lately, I'm hoping for the best with my water pump );
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