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View Poll Results: Is your original water pump dead or alive? at what mileage?
Still working; < 60,000 miles 156 31.77%
Replaced with least than 60,000 miles 51 10.39%
Still working; 60-75,000 miles 64 13.03%
Replaced between 60-75,000 miles 39 7.94%
Still working; 75-90,000 miles 65 13.24%
Replaced between 75-90,000 miles 31 6.31%
Still working; 90-105,000 miles 33 6.72%
Replaced between 90-105,000 miles 9 1.83%
Still working; 105-120,000 miles 16 3.26%
Replaced between 105-120,000 miles 8 1.63%
Still working; 120,000+ miles 10 2.04%
Replaced with greater than 120,000 miles 9 1.83%
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      03-02-2013, 04:46 PM   #45
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mine just died at 68k, replaced it yesterday.
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mine just died at 68k, replaced it yesterday.
wow, where did you had it replaced? Dealership? How much?
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      03-03-2013, 12:41 PM   #47
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Still going with 165k on mine. I haven't personally seen a dead one on a 328i or 335i but I replaced five or six on e90 325i's this past summer.
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      03-03-2013, 02:26 PM   #48
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mine just died at 68k, replaced it yesterday.
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Still going with 165k on mine. I haven't personally seen a dead one on a 328i or 335i but I replaced five or six on e90 325i's this past summer.
These reports make me think they expire due to age, regardless of mileage.
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      03-03-2013, 02:46 PM   #49
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My waterpump housing cracked at 80,000 or so miles and leaked slowly so I had to change it. The electronics were still working but the system wouldn't hold pressure.
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Im at 110ish on my 335i's original pump. Think its time for some preventive maintenance!
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My original pump is still going strong at 97k miles on an '07.
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Just got my water pump replaced! Lol I'm the only one so far that voted greater than 120K+ miles. Sounds like my car is tough.
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wow, where did you had it replaced? Dealership? How much?
I do all the work on my car myself. Parts online cost 525 shipped. Took me about 3 hours.
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I had mine replaced at 134K as a preventative measure along with a new thermostat, expansion tank, new cap, coolant, coolant sensor, upper and lower radiator hoses. Bought all parts and had my mechanic installed everything. Parts & labor came out to $1250.

The old waterpump was still working and I eventually sold it to someone else.
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Just got my water pump replaced! Lol I'm the only one so far that voted greater than 120K+ miles. Sounds like my car is tough.
You can count me in too
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Just got my water pump replaced! Lol I'm the only one so far that voted greater than 120K+ miles. Sounds like my car is tough.
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I had mine replaced at 134K as a preventative measure along with a new thermostat, expansion tank, new cap, coolant, coolant sensor, upper and lower radiator hoses. Bought all parts and had my mechanic installed everything. Parts & labor came out to $1250.

The old waterpump was still working and I eventually sold it to someone else.
Hopefully I am so lucky... sounds like you both got your moneys worth from the factory one.
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Just got my water pump replaced! Lol I'm the only one so far that voted greater than 120K+ miles. Sounds like my car is tough.
Of course its a 330i LOL...Hopefully mine keep up like yours.
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Keep the votes coming! Surely there must be some failures in the 105-120 range...
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Woo hoo! We're in the 1% club.

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Hopefully I am so lucky... sounds like you both got your moneys worth from the factory one.
You should just change it out now lol and save yourself the towing bill. It happen to me while I was driving home from work with my wife and child at night on the freeway while it was windy and rainy.. Worse experience ever..

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Of course its a 330i LOL...Hopefully mine keep up like yours.
Yeah I know but it looks like most fail around the 60K mark.
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How much is the part and labor to replace water pump?
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Im at 110ish on my 335i's original pump. Think its time for some preventive maintenance!
Changing a pump isn't preventive maintenance.. It is over kill let your water pump fail and just get a tow. Sure it might be an inconvenience but for all you know you might have 20k more miles on that pump.
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I don't agree with you guys.

I think It's safer to replace it before being stuck during a vacation and having to pay the full price at the dealer of nowhere.

My dilemma is about the thermostat. As it's not a critical part and it doesn't fail a lot alone, I think about keeping the original one when I will replace the pump.
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I DO consider replacing any still working part, preventive maintenance. My pump could have 1 or 30k more miles on it.
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How much is a WP if it fails. at like a indy shop to fix?
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