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      11-28-2012, 10:20 PM   #1
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Help please

I'm on the way home and my cars engine is over heating , anybody know what the reason could be
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Waterpump/thermostat change! Welcome to the club lol
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Waterpump/thermostat change! Welcome to the club lol
Really , I'm not even driving fast and I was on the road for 10 min at this shit happen to me
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Waterpump/thermostat change! Welcome to the club lol
Really , I'm not even driving fast and I was on the road for 10 min at this shit happen to me
What does speed have to do with the water pump? It turns on based on heat.
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IF the water pump has died (which it sounds like), the car will not be able to cool the coolant & thus the engine will overheat. This can happen at any time & any speed.

While this is no where near as common as the HPFP/LPFP issue, the water pump seems to be another "faulty" part on this platform.
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sounds like water pump ..hope you have CPO
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      11-29-2012, 01:13 PM   #7
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I was thinking that the thermostat was the issue cuz my engine was still cold and I was on the street for only like 10 min
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Sorry to hear this man... Either way dont drive and take it to the shop asap!

And...Another one bust the dust...!! Hey!
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All of the above. Sorry man.
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Ok thx for the help guys, I have extended warranty but have a AMS fmic on the car , you guys think that the dealer might bitche about it
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Ok thx for the help guys, I have extended warranty but have a AMS fmic on the car , you guys think that the dealer might bitche about it
Sup Kush! well take out any tune you have, but i dont see how a FMIC could affect the waterpump/thermostat. Intercooler should make your car run cooler. i dont think it can increase stress of the engine. you can check for codes if its your waterpump. im pretty sure its your waterpump, when you change your waterpump you still need to change your thermostat.

Very common job and most do it quick so they might not even say anything. I dont think you have much a choice seeing that taking off your intercooler is a PITA.
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water pump... i just went thru this.... change the pump and thermostat, lucky u have cpo.
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Ok thx for the help guys, I have extended warranty but have a AMS fmic on the car , you guys think that the dealer might bitche about it
Sup Kush! well take out any tune you have, but i dont see how a FMIC could affect the waterpump/thermostat. Intercooler should make your car run cooler. i dont think it can increase stress of the engine. you can check for codes if its your waterpump. im pretty sure its your waterpump, when you change your waterpump you still need to change your thermostat.

Very common job and most do it quick so they might not even say anything. I dont think you have much a choice seeing that taking off your intercooler is a PITA.
Ok thx bro , do you know any good dealer in westchester cuz I don't want to deal with The one in manhattan
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yup water pump went... i bet you. mine went 2 months ago just driving to work.
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Ok thx bro , do you know any good dealer in westchester cuz I don't want to deal with The one in manhattan
Id go to portchester/greenwich bmw. I hate westchester BMW as close at it is.
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Now one more thing , sorry guys but do you know if the dealer would come pick up my car cuz the car is not going anywhere lol .
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Now one more thing , sorry guys but do you know if the dealer would come pick up my car cuz the car is not going anywhere lol .
Do you have extended warranty or warranty? if so your covered. You can call Bmw roadside to check with them and see if your covered. Just becareful on the towing company. watch them put your car on the truck. One guy scraped my bumper bad going up his tow truck!
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if your under CPO, they will tow to the dealer for you
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even if they dont, you should have AAA just because they are the cheapest solution to towing, needing a jump etc.... worth the money...
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