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Old 06-02-2009, 03:05 PM
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Mein Auto: 2007 335xi 6-spd, Dinan 2
Another bit the dust...

I've been trying to track down a clunking noise at low rpm's, suspecting the water pump for a while. Yesterday it got really bad, so on the way home I stopped at the dealer and got a new water pump, belt, pulley, etc... (I just replaced the fan clutch and blades last october when I replaced the alternator, so I figured they're still good). After I left the dealer, I was getting onto the freeway when I noticed my temp sensor going up fast. I pulled off to the shoulder, popped the hood and saw that I had shredded my pump had seized, shredding the belt and wrapping it around the clutch. The bearings had separated and I could see rust and corrossion around the balls Anyway... towed it home and am currently enjoying a post pump beer. Thanks for all the hints and help, guys!
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