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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, 03:42 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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      02-24-2018, 04:34 PM   #47
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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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      09-05-2018, 05:14 PM   #49
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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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There is NO NEED TO REMOVE SO MANY THINGS. If you guys would like it an easier way...




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Wow only BMW could design such a crazy/stupid mess. Why do we buy these cars? Personally I'm done!
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Wow only BMW could design such a crazy/stupid mess. Why do we buy these cars? Personally I'm done!
Probably a good idea!
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Just finished swapping out my thermostat and water pump. My pump died during my commute home this past week; the car had a little more than 72500 miles. I got two codes: 2E81 "Coolant pump speed deviation" and 2E82 "Coolant pump cutoff." It made the drive home (which involves a large hill) pretty interesting.

I used a VDO pump; the only visible difference between the OEM and the VDO pump is that the official BMW pump appears to have rubber vibration dampers for the three mounting screws.

The job was straightforward once I'd watched the excellent BavAuto videos, but did take a long time. I used Rhino Ramps and there's just not a whole lot of room to move around under the car with those. I'd like to use jackstands, but I don't know how well jackstands would work with the small plastic BMW jacking points -- wouldn't the plastic parts get crushed?

Several people wondered about the combination of snap-connect and traditional hose connections for the thermostat. My theory on that is that because there are two snap-connect and two "normal" worm-clamp hose connections, there's only one way to attach the thermostat. You can't attach the hose connections to the wrong place. So the variety of connectors and hose-sizes may be an attempt to prevent incorrect installation of the thermostat.

I don't have much to add here, but I wanted to get in and tell people how many miles my pump lasted, what my codes were, and to express appreciation for BavAuto's excellent videos.

Last edited by mcv135; 07-14-2019 at 07:52 PM.. Reason: mis-spelling; changed mileage of the failure to be more accurate.
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