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Old 01-31-2013, 08:42 AM
jburke4689 jburke4689 is offline
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Originally Posted by thekurgan View Post
Electric water pumps only look good on paper, in reality, they are an expensive "maintenance" item compared to a mechanical pump, even if Stewart made one for these models.
Compared to previous mechanical pump by BMW they seem to last a little longer. I have numerous friends who had E46 machines and the water pumps came apart around 60k miles. Don't get me wrong, it is still a weak point. Knock on wood, my 335i has 88k miles and no problems yet.
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