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X5 E70 (2007 - 2013)
E70 BMW X5 produced between 2007 and 2013. Discuss the E70 X5 with other BMW owners here.

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Old 10-06-2012, 04:56 PM
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Overheating

While driving my 2008 X5 yesterday the engine overheated engine light came on. I pulled over and opened the hood and released the overflow cap. Steam came out so I know the engine was very hot. However the electric fan was blowing cool air from the radiator. Obviously there was no water circulation. Is this a common problem to X5's and what are some possible causes of no water circulation?
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Old 10-06-2012, 07:23 PM
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WhT engine do u have? If it is the n52 it is possible EH2o has failed

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Old 10-07-2012, 05:55 AM
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Thanks for the reply. I have the 3.0 engine.
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Old 10-07-2012, 09:11 AM
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Electric pump failure
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Old 10-07-2012, 09:21 AM
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Is an electric pump failure common? Will BMW do anything for a car out of warranty? What is a good source to purchase a replacement. Has anyone repaired a broken one?
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Old 10-07-2012, 10:20 AM
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Search, search, search.... Everything you seek is already on this site. No need to wait for new answers!

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Old 10-07-2012, 03:41 PM
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Search, search, search.... Everything you seek is already on this site. No need to wait for new answers!

Searched X5 overheating. Did not find too much.
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Old 10-07-2012, 04:36 PM
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Searched X5 overheating. Did not find too much.
Right. But now that we told you there is an electric water pump, would you not SIMPLY put "Water pump" into the search box HERE and search the E70 forum??????
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Old 10-07-2012, 05:11 PM
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Put a water pump and thermostat in it.
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Old 10-08-2012, 04:35 PM
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Same thing happened to us about a month ago on our 2008 E70 3.0. Water pump and sensor replacement fixed the issue.
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Old 10-10-2012, 12:46 AM
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I replaced one at 125k. I learned quite a while ago, do not mess with cooling system issues, get them fixed correctly at the first sign of trouble, otherwise you will pay through your nose. I was going to have my indy replce my water pump, but the roadside assistance would only tow to an authorized center. The dealer charged $1000. I was ok with that though, because they towed the car for free. I thought roadside assistance was only free when the car was under manufacturer warranty...I broke down 25 miles south of Phoenix, and the car was towed around 70 miles.
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Old 10-10-2012, 11:13 AM
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200 miles towing for free. For not much per year I don't need to deal with BMW if it is not a warrant tow, and I have other cars, non-BMW
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