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pyratio 11-29-2012 05:08 PM

water pump for N20 engine
--So is the water pump impeller for the n20 engine metal or composite? Just wondering. Thanks!


dandanio 11-29-2012 07:56 PM

You must be coming from the Q5 side of Auto World, aren't you?

pyratio 11-29-2012 08:14 PM

nope, we just bought an X3 2.8i and were curious as a Volkswagen fan claimed that bmw uses the same plastic parts that their cars do.


dandanio 11-29-2012 08:43 PM

No, your oil pan is plastic, but your water pump, while electronically driven is free of plastic. I am pretty sure the last gen with plastic in the water pumps was e36? Can someone confirm?

pyratio 11-29-2012 08:46 PM

thanks dandanio!

x3brian 11-29-2012 10:24 PM with cooling systems. ;)

I know my n52 cooking system is a hellava lot more robust than the m54 (103k miles no issues)...I would expect the same out if the n20.

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