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      03-07-2013, 10:02 PM   #1
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So pretty sure water pump bit the big one today. Got a quote a for 1401 installed at BMW Sterling. Does that sound about right??
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      03-07-2013, 10:16 PM   #2
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sounds kind of high considering we can get the parts (water pump+thermostat) for around $500 online. Labor shouldn't be more then 2 hours at most for a technician, I would think. I replaced mine a couple months ago - it took me around 4 hours total I would say. Maybe try BMW of Silver Spring? I heard what some people do is buy the parts from Tischer online and then have them installed at Silver Spring. Are you sure it's the water pump?
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I Just got mine replaced this past sunday, cost me $1552 for the pump, and thermostat. I was visiting my family over the weekend (away from home) so I didn't have the option to do it myself.
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sounds kind of high considering we can get the parts (water pump+thermostat) for around $500 online. Labor shouldn't be more then 2 hours at most for a technician, I would think. I replaced mine a couple months ago - it took me around 4 hours total I would say. Maybe try BMW of Silver Spring? I heard what some people do is buy the parts from Tischer online and then have them installed at Silver Spring. Are you sure it's the water pump?
Yea someone else mention taking it to BMW Silver Spring. Will look into them instead.

Pretty sure it is just because what I am reading on the forums and what my car did. Was driving and the car bogged a little and the yellow over heating light came on them turned off. i pulled into my parking lot at work 2mims later and my radiator fan was going nuts. Just was hoping it needed to cool down and I would be fine. Well turned car on to leave 3 hours later and 5 seconds after starting the car the radiator fan was on full blast again. Drove maybe 3 miles and yellow over heat light came on and 2 mins later the red one came on and car went into limp mode. Pulled over and was in a real shallow shoulder so I turned it off for 2 mins and started up to get somewhere safer and went yellow them red again.
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I Just got mine replaced this past sunday, cost me $1552 for the pump, and thermostat. I was visiting my family over the weekend (away from home) so I didn't have the option to do it myself.
Wow. They said I'm eligible for "extended service contracts" which I am told its like a "CPO" for 1780. I might as well spend extra 400 and have everything covered.

Damn maintenance plan doesn't cover anything fun. But I guess it beats having to pay for oil changes. I'm about to ask them to fix it under "good will".
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Wow. They said I'm eligible for "extended service contracts" which I am told its like a "CPO" for 1780. I might as well spend extra 400 and have everything covered.

Damn maintenance plan doesn't cover anything fun. But I guess it beats having to pay for oil changes. I'm about to ask them to fix it under "good will".

Yeah it was a tad absurd. I tried asking them for the "good will" thing, but I guess the cash was more appealing. Hope you have better luck with it. It's hard to believe that something that vital, that has known issues across our cars would not be considered a recall. I'm keeping my receipt and staying hopefull!
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I agree. It seems like there is a 80 percent failure rate before 75k which is ridiculous to me. I'm not a wrench type of guy so that may be about right but it seems high to me.
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Mine went off in middle of i-95 . Replaced it ( 74k ) last month at GT performance in Aberdeen for $1030.
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^^^^^ just searched to see how far....pretty far from me

THought being right in the middle of everywhere "Bowie" would be great. But damn it seems like i'm far from all the places i need to go to. Looks like it will be BMW of Silver Spring. It was just me buying the parts online and them doing the install. Came out to 600 in parts and looks like 500-550 on labor
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contact paul yang he can take care of you. he is on bimmer alliance facebook! good guy. he will help you!
I spoke with him just had trouble getting it to him. Definitely going to have my stuff done by him from now on.

Side note it was the water pump and got the pump & thermostat done for 1145. While there got the recall done as well.
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