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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 11-10-2015, 02:59 PM
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2008 X5 3.0si water pump and thermostat replacement

How to get old out and new in.
Can it be pulled out and in from the bottom or does the whole front bumper and fan assy and radiator need to be removed?

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Old 11-10-2015, 04:33 PM
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How to get old out and new in.
Can it be pulled out and in from the bottom or does the whole front bumper and fan assy and radiator need to be removed?
Maybe something here:http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=784620
Did you check youtube etc?
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Old 11-10-2015, 06:39 PM
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The engine code for 3.0 is N52. That engine was used on many BMW's for several years. I would search for BMW N52 water pump replacement on Google and YouTube. Even if you don't find an X5, other cars should be close enough that you can figure it out.
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Old 11-11-2015, 12:35 PM
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The thermostat and water pump are serviced from the PS wheel well and underside. Radiator can stay in, but the fan is removed. You'll need to remove the front PS wheel, the wheel well flashing/liner, fan assembly and underside plastic panel.

I did this DIY and it was difficult--not in the know-how/technical sense, but in just being able to reach in all the tight spots to remove and install all the hoses etc. It took all my special socket pieces and feeling around to get things buttoned up correctly. This is a job that is worth the $1.5K to have done in my opinion. If you DIY, get the new bolts, new hoses (w/ extra clamps) and replace the radiator too if you haven't already.
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Old 11-11-2015, 03:20 PM
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Thanks for the info.
Yeah, I started today got all hoses off except the large clipped on hose from thermo to radiator.
having trouble with this one. maybe if the fan assy was out would make it easier.
thanks again.
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