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      05-21-2013, 08:26 PM   #1
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Water Pump & Thermostat Replacement - Tampa

Has anyone in the Tampa (Westchase) area had to replace their water pump and thermostat and would be willing to lend a hand? I am more than willing to pay for some assistance. My car just over heated on the way back from the grocery store. Going to call around tomorrow for the parts. I just read over the DIY and I'm pretty sure I can tackle it myself but having someone that has done this before would be a huge help.

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Has anyone in the Tampa (Westchase) area had to replace their water pump and thermostat and would be willing to lend a hand? I am more than willing to pay for some assistance. My car just over heated on the way back from the grocery store. Going to call around tomorrow for the parts. I just read over the DIY and I'm pretty sure I can tackle it myself but having someone that has done this before would be a huge help.

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cheapest place for parts is thebmwpartstore.com its a few bucks cheaper then all the other sites for, waterpump, thermostat, bolts, and coolant.
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      05-22-2013, 07:45 AM   #3
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cheapest place for parts is thebmwpartstore.com its a few bucks cheaper then all the other sites for, waterpump, thermostat, bolts, and coolant.
Thanks for the heads up!

Could someone verify that these are the correct parts?

Water Pump - 11517632426
Pump Set Screws - 11517602123
Thermostat - 11537549476
Coolant - 82141467704

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try realoem.com? or try vendor? should be able to help plus it helps to get their signoff in advance should the parts be wrong
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I don't think he's looking for the best deal on the parts but someone to help with the install. Good luck man.
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I don't think he's looking for the best deal on the parts but someone to help with the install. Good luck man.
Thanks @JStang. What is the name of the place you took your car to get your valves cleaned, head gasket replaced, etc..? I'll probably give them a call to get quote. Right now the parts alone are just under $600 so if they can do it for around $1000 or so it's worth it. I called Reeves and Lutz Performance and they both quoted me over $1400.

And I did some shopping around and @LocDawgg was correct. The site he suggested (thebmwpartstore.com) was the cheapest by about $40.

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Thanks @JStang. What is the name of the place you took your car to get your valves cleaned, head gasket replaced, etc..? I'll probably give them a call to get quote. Right now the parts alone are just under $600 so if they can do it for around $1000 or so it's worth it. Reeves wants over $1400

And I did some shopping around and @LocDawgg was correct. The site he suggested (thebmwpartstore.com) was the cheapest by about $40.
European Performance St. Pete http://www.europeanperformancefl.com/

I think their hourly rate is $95.00.
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That's odd. My friends e92 broke down conveniently right off i75 half a mile from reeves and it was a water pump failure. They replaced the water pump and thermostat for $1000 out the door and they finished it in less than 3 hours. Best deal I've heard of from a dealership price
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That's odd. My friends e92 broke down conveniently right off i75 half a mile from reeves and it was a water pump failure. They replaced the water pump and thermostat for $1000 out the door and they finished it in less than 3 hours. Best deal I've heard of from a dealership price
same here Reeves did mine for exactly $1080 with tax. I will try to find the receipt and take a pic see if they will price match? who knows.
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Thanks for the heads up!

Could someone verify that these are the correct parts?

Water Pump - 11517632426
Pump Set Screws - 11517602123
Thermostat - 11537549476
Coolant - 82141467704
These part numbers are correct. Keep in mind you'll want two bottles of coolant for a 50/50 mix in the system. Being in Florida you could go weaker as temps rarely drop to freezing. If you need help sourcing parts shoot me a PM I'll be happy to help you.

Also another shop to check out if you choose to not DIY this, Lutz Performance over on Dale Mabry, they have some great mechanics over there.

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That's odd. My friends e92 broke down conveniently right off i75 half a mile from reeves and it was a water pump failure. They replaced the water pump and thermostat for $1000 out the door and they finished it in less than 3 hours. Best deal I've heard of from a dealership price
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same here Reeves did mine for exactly $1080 with tax. I will try to find the receipt and take a pic see if they will price match? who knows.
That would be awesome if you could find a copy of the receipt. I appreciate you guys helping out. $1000 or $1100 is much better than $1400+.

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These part numbers are correct. Keep in mind you'll want two bottles of coolant for a 50/50 mix in the system. Being in Florida you could go weaker as temps rarely drop to freezing. If you need help sourcing parts shoot me a PM I'll be happy to help you.

Also another shop to check out if you choose to not DIY this, Lutz Performance over on Dale Mabry, they have some great mechanics over there.

-James
James,

I truly appreciate your response and for confirming the part numbers. If I do decide to DIY I'll definitely get a hold of you. Might take it to Reeves if they can do it for $1000 as stated above. Unfortunately, I called Lutz this morning and I was quoted for parts, labor, and tax came out to $1421. I've heard really good things about Lutz from other members, but have never used them myself. Again I truly appreciate your response.

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FWIW with Reeves, if your mileage is over 75k, they have a "75k club discount" of 15pct, helped me recently replacing my starter. I bought my car there, but if you have miles it might help to mention.
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FWIW with Reeves, if your mileage is over 75k, they have a "75k club discount" of 15pct, helped me recently replacing my starter. I bought my car there, but if you have miles it might help to mention.
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FWIW with Reeves, if your mileage is over 75k, they have a "75k club discount" of 15pct, helped me recently replacing my starter. I bought my car there, but if you have miles it might help to mention.
Thanks for the heads up. Unfortunately my car is just under 70k.
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