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      04-22-2017, 07:42 PM   #243
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Indy shop in Northern California quoted $1100 for thermostat + water pump replacement? decent price?
I guess, but let's just say you could do it yourself for half of that.
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I guess, but let's just say you could do it yourself for half of that.
For part cost sure. But time is money. It's a pain in the butt to replace the waterpump and thermostat - especially without a lift. Took me about 4-5 hours start to finish. I'm definitely not doing that again.
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      04-23-2017, 06:11 PM   #245
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For part cost sure. But time is money. It's a pain in the butt to replace the waterpump and thermostat - especially without a lift. Took me about 4-5 hours start to finish. I'm definitely not doing that again.
Weekend project. I think it took me 3 hours or something IDK
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Indy shop in Northern California quoted $1100 for thermostat + water pump replacement? decent price?
yeah that sounds about right.
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Got it done BMW Only shop 900 finished with in 24hrs. Parts and Labor for thermo, water pump, and coolent.
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Today got a "engine hot! Drive moderately" warning.
Is this the dreaded water pump failure? Any other signs I can look for to tell.me this is the problem and I should get the car towed to the shop?
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Time to replace your pump and thermostat.
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Time to replace your pump and thermostat.
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Today got a "engine hot! Drive moderately" warning.
Is this the dreaded water pump failure? Any other signs I can look for to tell.me this is the problem and I should get the car towed to the shop?
What do your codes say?
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What do your codes say?
Don't have a code reader, do I need one?
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Don't have a code reader, do I need one?
yes, search bmw Carly
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Started hearing the fan run on and off every 20 seconds or so this weekend. Got home one night and before I shut off, the fan was running very loud for a few seconds. No light indication on the dash. Water pump?
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read the codes. The water pump doesn't trigger a light (for whatever dumb reason). it's likely but not certain to be your pump.
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      12-26-2017, 09:00 PM   #256
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water pump failure 44,200 miles.

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mine failed today.. 2008 bmw 335i with 40k miles..so pissed.
Mine failed today. 44,200 miles. 2008 N54.
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I had another coolant leak I diagnosed today. I had hoped it would be a leaking hose. I had replaced the top radiator hose earlier this year, but this leak today had to be examined from below. The source of the leak was what I feared. The water pump failed again. I replaced the orginal one in November 2013. Then replaced it again a couple years ago. For the new replacement, I intend to purchase the original BMW parts that I did the first time, but from ECS Tuning this time. I am not certain of it, but I believe I used the VDO OEM pump the last time. Since one will fail as well as the other, is there a third option that has been found to be more reliable? I am really tired of spending on pumps and committing a day of work to install it.
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