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      01-07-2017, 11:59 AM   #1
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Well, I think I just joined the water pump club!

Left work a few minutes early to beat Friday night rush hour traffic in Tampa to drive 2 hours across the state, and got the dreaded amber overheat icon, followed shortly by the red icon and limp mode. Traffic was like 10mph on I-4 anyway so I was able to get across to a wide shoulder area fortunately. Called BMW Assist and a flatbed took it to Reeves BMW. I'm at 60,100 miles on a 2012 135i. I struggled whether or not to buy the BMW extended warranty, but did so about 18 months ago just for this very failure after reading about all the WP faults on this forum. So I'm sorta relieved to get some money back on it. Between this, a blown charge pipe, and a cracked coolant reservoir, I figure it paid for itself by now.

I got a 2017 330i loaner with 400 miles on it. Nice car but the motor sucks...
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Waiting on mine to go. 2012 @ 55k miles.
My CPO warranty more than paid for itself when I had to have the entire transmission replaced (MT). I shudder to think what that would have cost out-of-warranty.
If my WP hasn't failed a few months short of my CPO expiring, I will see if the dealership will do it for good will (they're actually a very friendly dealership and good about such things).
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      01-10-2017, 07:48 PM   #3
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Left work a few minutes early to beat Friday night rush hour traffic in Tampa to drive 2 hours across the state, and got the dreaded amber overheat icon, followed shortly by the red icon and limp mode. Traffic was like 10mph on I-4 anyway so I was able to get across to a wide shoulder area fortunately. Called BMW Assist and a flatbed took it to Reeves BMW. I'm at 60,100 miles on a 2012 135i. I struggled whether or not to buy the BMW extended warranty, but did so about 18 months ago just for this very failure after reading about all the WP faults on this forum. So I'm sorta relieved to get some money back on it. Between this, a blown charge pipe, and a cracked coolant reservoir, I figure it paid for itself by now.

I got a 2017 330i loaner with 400 miles on it. Nice car but the motor sucks...
Update: Picked up the car today, got on the road, and at a stop light I looked at the paperwork for the oil filter housing repair. Saw the comment where they removed the windshield cowl, so I thought maybe I'd check to see if the wipers worked. They did not.... So I turned around and left it for them to fix. I assume they must have left a switch disconnected or something. Any ideas?
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      01-10-2017, 07:56 PM   #4
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Sorry to hear man. That's why I hate when other people touch my car lol.

Tampa FTL the traffic here sucks
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Sorry to hear man. That's why I hate when other people touch my car lol.

Tampa FTL the traffic here sucks
You are right on about the traffic! That's kinda why I'm happy to have the DCT here.
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Yup! and I have the Steptronic with the Alpina flash

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Just called the dealer. They said the wiper motor is out and needs replacement. The stupid part is that he says "We're not sure it was working when it came in for service since we haven't had any rain lately". I told him I can assure you that it worked because I use them almost daily to keep the windshield clean. I am certain that they screwed something up when they pulled all the hardware off to replace the oil filter housing gasket, I just don't know what.
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Last week, my 135i radiator fan was running high after 14 miles drive to home. I scan the code today using Carly app and found 2 fault codes. Does it means my water pump is dead/dying? I didn't get any check engine light or into limp mode. My car is 2011 N55 and has 57k miles on the clock.

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Last week, my 135i radiator fan was running high after 14 miles drive to home. I scan the code today using Carly app and found 2 fault codes. Does it means my water pump is dead/dying? I didn't get any check engine light or into limp mode. My car is 2011 N55 and has 57k miles on the clock.

I can't answer the question, but I can tell you that mine showed none of the symptoms before it went out. Just yellow light, red light, limp. The fan acted normally up until then. I even ran a scan the weekend before just messing around and it showed zero fault codes.
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This is sounding more and more like the HPFP debacle. Wonder how many people are getting failures of their water pump compared to the HPFP.

This worries me a little as my car is getting up there in mileage where I'm seeing these fuel pump issues. I have a long trip coming in May that I would rather not be stranded because of this thing.
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This is sounding more and more like the HPFP debacle. Wonder how many people are getting failures of their water pump compared to the HPFP.

This worries me a little as my car is getting up there in mileage where I'm seeing these fuel pump issues. I have a long trip coming in May that I would rather not be stranded because of this thing.
I have my HPFP failed and replaced in 55k miles covered by CPO warranty. Then, the water pump came up @57k. I would say we have to expect shit happens when keeping these cars for long term ownership. These cars will become reliable again when they get repaired. I have another honda civic sitting in garage so I try not to use 135i for any long trip.
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WP will fail without warning.

Honestly, I wonder if it's related to OFHG issues and coolant contamination.
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I have my HPFP failed and replaced in 55k miles covered by CPO warranty. Then, the water pump came up @57k. I would say we have to expect shit happens when keeping these cars for long term ownership. These cars will become reliable again when they get repaired. I have another honda civic sitting in garage so I try not to use 135i for any long trip.
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WP will fail without warning.

Honestly, I wonder if it's related to OFHG issues and coolant contamination.
This is the part which is disconcerting. I'm no stranger to temperamental beauty queens. My Ducati 848 is an example of this. With about 16000 miles on the clock, the bike has been through the following:

Fuel tank replaced due to ethanol attacking the plastic material
Clutch master failure
Rignt front (or left can't remember now) LED failure in the turn signal
Immobilzer antenna failure
Horizontal cylinder head gasket failure
Moisture issue with front headlights

None of the above has left me stranded. Even with the clutch master failing, I was able to nurse my bike home through thick traffic.

We shouldn't be expected to play Russian Roulette every time we drive our cars.
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Last week, my 135i radiator fan was running high after 14 miles drive to home. I scan the code today using Carly app and found 2 fault codes. Does it means my water pump is dead/dying? I didn't get any check engine light or into limp mode. My car is 2011 N55 and has 57k miles on the clock.

That means your pump is dead. Mine lasted for about 5 years and looks like most are lasting about the same amount of time. Mine failed on the track without any warning and the fan was at high. Replacing it is easy but a bit time consuming. I replaced mine after it failed. You should be able to find a couple of DIY's for it.
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