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Old 12-05-2012, 03:13 AM   #717
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Originally Posted by mkodama View Post
Why does this sticky tell people to replace certain parts blindly or based on mileage instead of doing a proper diagnosis? Like belts, bearings, and thermostats for example? It's a pretty wasteful use of money and time prematurely replacing those parts...
I called a independent BMW mechanic, 2 of them in fact. Both said that when 1 component fails in the cooling system, the rest are soon to follow.

Replacing the rest was cheaper than a tow, simple as that.
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