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Old 10-09-2017, 08:46 PM   #191
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Our X3 made it maybe ~40k miles on the water pump before it died. But hey, it's electric so it saves like .3 miles per gallon, and extra bonus, it costs a fortune to replace.
It is also apparently mounted with aluminum external Torx bolts, which are one-time use. Aluminum. Bolts.
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Old 10-09-2017, 11:07 PM   #192
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Yea, it isn't cheap. My 1er was covered by CPO, but dealership would have charged ~$1500.

On the e61 its more of a PITA due to working around the x drive front axles (sensing a theme here), and my indy charged ~$1100
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Old 10-10-2017, 12:11 AM   #193
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I always expected the fuel pump to go first, because N54.
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Old 10-10-2017, 08:43 AM   #194
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my 1er has 74,000 miles
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Old 10-10-2017, 12:00 PM   #195
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Yea, it isn't cheap. My 1er was covered by CPO, but dealership would have charged ~$1500.

On the e61 its more of a PITA due to working around the x drive front axles (sensing a theme here), and my indy charged ~$1100


My guy’s charging ~$1200; seems about right.
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Old 10-10-2017, 12:06 PM   #196
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I remember when water pumps were well under $100, and any yahoo (like me) with a socket set and tube of gasket sealer could easily do the job. Wasn't all that long ago.

Sub-100K mile replacement, and $1200-1500??
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Old 10-10-2017, 12:09 PM   #197
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I remember when water pumps were well under $100, and any yahoo (like me) with a socket set and tube of gasket sealer could easily do the job. Wasn't all that long ago.

Sub-100K mile replacement, and $1200-1500??
But think of the fuel savings!
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Old 10-10-2017, 12:52 PM   #198
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I remember when water pumps were well under $100, and any yahoo (like me) with a socket set and tube of gasket sealer could easily do the job. Wasn't all that long ago.

Sub-100K mile replacement, and $1200-1500??
Most cars are still as you remember. Bmw came up with a Better Idea.

Our Mazda is at 182,000 miles and has the same cooling system as when it left the factory.
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