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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-09-2012, 04:45 PM
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Posted By need-for-speed
Bosch states lifetime warranty on there water...

Bosch states lifetime warranty on there water pumps, since I thought Bosch was a quality product I went for it and the pump failed only after less than a week. Looking at getting a Stewart pump, a...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-09-2012, 12:25 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,308
Posted By need-for-speed
so much for that lifetime warranty

so much for that lifetime warranty
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-09-2012, 12:24 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,308
Posted By need-for-speed
appears the overheating problem was the water...

appears the overheating problem was the water pump all along
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-09-2012, 12:22 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,308
Posted By need-for-speed
yes the water pump that failed is a Bosch, would...

yes the water pump that failed is a Bosch, would not advise anyone to go with Bosch since now I have no idea how im going to account for all the parts of the water pump that are in the engine cooling...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-09-2012, 12:07 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,308
Posted By need-for-speed
525i Overheating Issue Found

Found problem today, removed tstat and new Bosch water pump and would you know it the water pumps impeller is no longer there, appear the water pump blew apart so to save a couple of bucks sure is...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-02-2012, 02:48 PM
Replies: 42
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Posted By need-for-speed
back to square one, replaced fan clutch yesterday...

back to square one, replaced fan clutch yesterday drove car around town (about 10 or so miles) everything looked and ran great. temp was were it should be then got onto the freeway and sure enough...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-01-2012, 02:13 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,308
Posted By need-for-speed
well gang I think I found the problem thanks to...

well gang I think I found the problem thanks to your advise. Ran motor until up to running temp along the way used a heavy rag (not advisable ) to see if I could stop the belt driven cooling fan...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-28-2012, 11:56 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,308
Posted By need-for-speed
2001 525i overheating still

well I re-bleed the system let car run at 2k rpms, ran fine for about 5 minutes just sitting at normal temp, no movement of the thermo gauge then just out of the blue the temp starts to rise and over...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-28-2012, 01:22 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,308
Posted By need-for-speed
2001 525i Overheating

About 2 weeks ago replaced (car was running fine prior too)waterpump thermostat and housing, radiator and reserve tank(all parts purchased from pepboys minus reserve tank), bleed system test drove...
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