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Old 11-13-2012, 03:34 AM
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Originally Posted by cam_dadrass View Post
Contemplating buying an 08 535i I found on craigs----guy says he replaced the fuel pump, water pump, and thermostat already and the cars only at 43k miles----isnt that extremely uncommon this early? I dont know that much about cars and this is my first BMW I am considering buying but aren't these things that dont need to be replaced until much later on IF they even need to at all? I asked him why he replaced them all and he said "why would I not when I planned on keeping the car until 100k miles and they would eventually need to be replaced"-----I plan on taking this to BMW for a $100 pre-inspection my brother was telling me about before I purchase but I was just curious regarding this
Not at all uncommon. I had two high pressure fuel pumps go before 40 K miles. At around 55 K-57K miles I had my DTML pump and water pump replaced. So the guy might just have been diligent or the car is a lot of trouble.
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