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      09-17-2017, 08:59 PM   #45
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I did this today on ramps. I feel like it was harder to change out the water pump and thermostat than changing the HPFP or the oil filter housing gaskets. It was a real pain and access is tight.
If the labor cost wasn't so high, I would pay someone to do this.
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      02-24-2018, 04:42 PM   #46
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Well done video. I do these as a business and know how difficult they can be to film and edit.

I will be doing this some time this summer. I note a huge price difference on pumps on E-bay and Amazon. Is there really a big difference in pumps and T-Stats? Has anyone had a replacement fail?
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I did this today on ramps. I feel like it was harder to change out the water pump and thermostat than changing the HPFP or the oil filter housing gaskets. It was a real pain and access is tight.
If the labor cost wasn't so high, I would pay someone to do this.
My buddy who works at BMW says they remove the FMIC(intercooler) when changing the water pump. IDK... for this job I just let my dealer do this job. The two year parts warranty was worth it to me - especially traveling all over Europe... that might come in handy one day.

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Did mine yesterday. Five hours and fifty seven minutes later I was done. This was a tough job due to space constraints. Plus, 78K miles worth of heat cycles had the OEM rubber practically welded to the pump/thermostat. Total cost to DIY was under $600, dealer wanted MORE than $1200.
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I'm planning to replace the water pump and thermostat. What water pump brand would you use? Genuine BMW? VDO?
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