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E60 (2004 - 2010)
BMW 5-Series (E60 chassis) was first seen in the Unites States in the fall of 2003 with a 2004 Model Year designation. The E60 is now available as a 528i, 528xi, 535i, 535xi, 550i and a 535xi sports wagon! -- View the E60 Wiki

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Old 09-16-2014, 09:52 PM
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Quick water pump question

Hi im reaching 80xxx miles i have have heard that the electric water pump go often but how do i know if my 2008 528xi has the electric water pump or the standard type water pump.
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Old 09-17-2014, 01:35 AM
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You have an electric water pump. With that mileage you might want to replace that and the thermostat.
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Old 09-17-2014, 06:14 AM
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^ +1.
At minimum, research about the pricing of the parts (wp and thermostat, bolts), order them and have the parts in hand. When it is convenient, go ahead and replace them.
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Old 09-17-2014, 08:42 PM
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+2. And if you hear the fan running at full speed, you have a warning to get it done right now. Otherwise it's a tow when it craps out.
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Old 09-18-2014, 11:20 AM
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What's the difficulty, DIY, 1-10?


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Old 09-18-2014, 01:23 PM
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It's a 2-3 hour driveway job for a decent shade tree mechanic. Wouldn't recommend it for the first time you turned a wrench on your car.
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Old 09-18-2014, 05:43 PM
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I see OP has X-drive car; please note that the clearance is limited on a X-drive car. It can be done, just takes more effort.
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Old 09-19-2014, 05:55 AM
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Sad thing is the cooling system including the water pump has been a weakness for BMW for 20 years. Even the mechanical pumps they used to use were suspect. Is there any improved water pump options out there or just throw in another BMW water pump every 50K or so??
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