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      03-02-2013, 09:03 AM   #1
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Water pump: Kaboom

So I am driving East bound QEW just about to get on the Skyway bridge and get a yellow warning that quickly turns red...left lane driving 120 km/h...cut across and pull over shut off the car and get it towed...water pump goes bye bye...perfect timing:no warning...
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      03-02-2013, 10:12 AM   #2
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how old is your car and at what KM?
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Damn..sorry to hear. I just bought a spare waterpump and thermostat 2 weeks ago since I was in the states. Picked it up in case I get situations like this.

Do you plan on getting it fixed at the dealer?
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Damn..sorry to hear. I just bought a spare waterpump and thermostat 2 weeks ago since I was in the states. Picked it up in case I get situations like this.

Do you plan on getting it fixed at the dealer?
how much did you pay for the pump and stat for?
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how much did you pay for the pump and stat for?
Cost me $475 with free shipping in the states. This includes the waterpump, thermostat and all the bolts.

http://www.getbmwparts.com/partlocat...catalogid=4462
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This happened to me too, but luckily i was not on the highway, but local streets and I just turned in to a neighbourhood area to shut off the engine.

I didn't want to travel to the states, so I paid Mike at Maranello BMW a visit. all of the parts (pump, tstat, Al screws) costed me 650 tax included, and the "rebate" when you return your old water pump.

If you travel to the states, or its convenient for you to go there, the getbmwparts is definitely cheaper.
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Curious, how much km did you have when this happened?
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Cost me $475 with free shipping in the states. This includes the waterpump, thermostat and all the bolts.

http://www.getbmwparts.com/partlocat...catalogid=4462
How did you get it for $475? When I clicked the 335i option it added another $110 to the total which came out to $585.
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How did you get it for $475? When I clicked the 335i option it added another $110 to the total which came out to $585.
I guess that is the price for a 328 waterpump and thermostat.

Plus they don't charge a core fee..so you dont have to return your old unit
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This happened to me too, but luckily i was not on the highway, but local streets and I just turned in to a neighbourhood area to shut off the engine.

I didn't want to travel to the states, so I paid Mike at Maranello BMW a visit. all of the parts (pump, tstat, Al screws) costed me 650 tax included, and the "rebate" when you return your old water pump.

If you travel to the states, or its convenient for you to go there, the getbmwparts is definitely cheaper.
Exactly. I was going for a weekend so I figured get this done. Didn't have to pay duties or taxes :-)
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I guess that is the price for a 328 waterpump and thermostat.

Plus they don't charge a core fee..so you dont have to return your old unit
Ohhhh I thought you had a 335. I was gonna say that is an unreal deal you got there.

getBMWparts.com is not owned by BMW. How do they get OEM parts for so cheap??
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how old is your car and at what KM?
2006, 109 km...I couldn't believe it, I thought that it would last 120km like my E46 330i did before it blew...
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Do you plan on getting it fixed at the dealer?
I was going to tow it to Bimmersport, but they open on Monday, so I towed it back to my parents house since I was visiting them...I may just have to tow it to Budds on the mountain...so now I am driving my Bro's R32
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Sick thing is that I already had an appointment at Bimmersport on Tuesday to get my front end checked out...why does this kind of stuff happen when it does??? lol
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Im at 120,000km on original pump. Do you ride your car hard at all?
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Im at 120,000km on original pump. Do you ride your car hard at all?
I don't beat on it, but I'm not soft on it either...I drive it...my old E46 330 went at 120km right on the money
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Are you aware of BMW service packages? Just an FYI, WP+labor is $672 at BMW
http://crm.bmw.ca/microsites/aftersa...P.aspx?lang=en

Or you can get water pump from Mike @ Maranello (with maxbimmer discount). It's probably under $400
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Are you aware of BMW service packages? Just an FYI, WP+labor is $672 at BMW
http://crm.bmw.ca/microsites/aftersa...P.aspx?lang=en

Or you can get water pump from Mike @ Maranello (with maxbimmer discount). It's probably under $400
I wonder if it's cheaper to buy your own waterpump and having an indy shop do it for you.
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I wonder if it's cheaper to buy your own waterpump and having an indy shop do it for you.
They only charge an hour for labour so it is easier to get it done while there buying the parts.
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Surprisingly enough dealer can do parts+labour almost as competitively as Indy shop.

Depends on what it is though...

I know a clutch kit or water pump replacement they are literally doing it at cost. So you'll be right on the $$ with Indy shop...difference is they'll say they can't do this or that ...

They wanted to "machine" my FW which I know for them means sanding it and throwing it back in. Not acceptable in my books. I got it machined at Mr.Transmission and beautiful work they did

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