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WTF, All of the sudden yesterday a yellow light on the cluster (the one that looks like a radiator) came on. The cars temperature was fine but I could smell antifreeze burning. So I called the Service Mgr :dunno:
He said I may have a small leak somewhere and to bring it in ASAP. So I took in the morning and was ready in the afternoon. The advisor told me it was the water pump. WTF:confused: The car has 22000 miles an a water pupm goes? Hes started mentioning the hot weather here in FLA might have contribute to it and that the 3.0 engines develop more heat than the 2.5 engines:confused:

Anyway car is running. So so far, I had my power steering hose cracked (replaced unde r warratny) and now my water pump. :thumbdwn:

Anyone else with these problems?
 

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It was a big problem with the E36 3-series, especially with the M3.
 

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I had the same problem...

It's really not a big deal...
I had my water pump replaced at 45K for a small leak...
It's covered under the warrantee so you should be ok...
It's a good thing you realized it before it got worse...:thumbup:

Good luck...;)
 

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N1 know if they have to remove the radiator and the electric fan for the w. pump removal/instalation ( on 5sp. cars ) ?


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on consumer reports, the 3 series was longer recommended for thier lack of reliability......:cry:

guess that's the price we have to pay for sweet cars :buff:
 

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N1 know if they have to remove the radiator and the electric fan for the w. pump removal/instalation ( on 5sp. cars ) ?


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I would think radiator removal is a certainty. There is very little front-engine room to work.
 

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330CI6spd said:
on consumer reports, the 3 series was longer recommended for thier lack of reliability......:cry:

guess that's the price we have to pay for sweet cars :buff:
yup, I saw that too. Makes you wondering if BMW quality has gone down......:eek:
 

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My water pump was replaced with the thermostat..........

It developed a small leak..no warning lights.....the car was not warming up even after hours of driving........fuel economy also went down......
 

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Ha... I just installed the radiator on my car today... if its a automatic, you might be able to get away with not removing the whole radiator assembly. If its a five speed you probably have to.
 
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