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Old 02-08-2008, 12:29 PM   #1
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Exclamation duralast water pump ??

I was looking at some of things I am going to replace in the car as the end time is appraoching for alot of these parts and i was thinking about going to autozone to pick up a water pump for my '02 330xi....and thoughts ?? should i go so cheap ?? has anyone purchased a part like that from a store like autozone or pep boys or what ever ?? becuase my main concern is reliability and performance and im not sure if its the right way to go even tho its good on my pockets....anyone suggest a better brand ??
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Old 02-08-2008, 01:04 PM   #2
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should i go so cheap ??


Hey, let me sell you a new engine now, for going cheap with cooling system components will only greatly increase your chances of frying your engine.


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becuase my main concern is reliability and performance and im not sure if its the right way to go even tho its good on my pockets....anyone suggest a better brand ??
If that truly is your concern, stick w/ the OEM water pump. What you think is good for your pockets now, will only cost you more in the end.
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Old 02-08-2008, 06:25 PM   #3
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bimmerzone.com has Geba and Graf water pumps...GERMAN for $63.
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Old 02-08-2008, 06:34 PM   #4
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cliff- just click the green name in the post beneath you and send a PM - Ruben will hook you up.
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Old 02-08-2008, 11:07 PM   #5
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bimmerzone.com has Geba and Graf water pumps...GERMAN for $63.
Flush out your headgear.

Geba (crap, made in God knows where).

Graf (usually made in Italy). OK pump, but OEM is better.
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Old 02-08-2008, 11:07 PM   #6
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cliff- just click the green name in the post beneath you and send a PM - Ruben will hook you up.
Amen to that!
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Old 02-09-2008, 10:40 PM   #7
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I was looking at some of things I am going to replace in the car as the end time is appraoching for alot of these parts and i was thinking about going to autozone to pick up a water pump for my '02 330xi....and thoughts ?? should i go so cheap ?? has anyone purchased a part like that from a store like autozone or pep boys or what ever ?? becuase my main concern is reliability and performance and im not sure if its the right way to go even tho its good on my pockets....anyone suggest a better brand ??
If your "main concern" really is reliability and performance, order the Stewart water pump. Most of the BMW web stores carry it. It's advertised as being far more reliable than the OEM pump, and well as flowing more coolant. It's pricey, at almost $200, but it ought to be more reliable than any other pump that you can buy.
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Old 02-10-2008, 12:28 AM   #8
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graf (with metal impeller) from autohausaz.com and you're set
don't forget thermostat...oh the bmw cooling system
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Old 02-11-2008, 09:50 PM   #9
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I just did my water pumpgraf with metal impeller better than some that are plastic,thrmo housing, hoses, alternator and belts. The hard part was getting the belts on.
And got it all at desertmotorworks with Ruben. Great service fast respond to email.

Good Luck
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Old 02-12-2008, 07:07 PM   #10
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Some helpful info...The city of "God knows where" may be in Germany.

MAHLE
Engine bearings, Pistons
Germany
PAGID
Brake Pads, Shoes
Germany

HENGST
Oil, Air, Fuel Filters
Germany
ATE
Hydraulic Parts, Brake Disc / Pads
Germany

MONARK DIESEL
Diesel Injectors, Glow Plugs
Germany
BOSCH
Electrical, Fuel, Tune up parts
Germany

VALEO
Radiators
Germany
TRW
Steering parts
Germany

BERU
Wire Sets, Glow / Spark Plugs
Germany
BEHR
Oil Coolers, Radiators
Germany

REINZ
Engine Gaskets
Germany
MEYLE
Tie rods, control arms, ball joints
Germany

IWIS Engine Timing Chains Germany SCAN TECH Steering/Suspension parts volvo Sweden
STARLA Exhaust - original Volvo Sweden LEISTRITZ Exhaust - original Germany
JURID
Brake Pads
Germany
MANN
Oil, Air, Fuel Filters
Germany

KNECHT
Oil, Air Fuel Filters
Germany
LEMFORDER
Steering Components / Engine
Germany

LIQUI MOLY
Engine additives
Germany
ERNST
Exhaust parts
Germany

PENTOSIN Brake / Steering Fluid Germany HIRSHMANN Antenna / masts Germany
GERMAN TEILE
Suspension. Steering parts Germany FEDERAL MOGUL steering, suspension Germany
G.K.
Water Pumps
Germany
ZIMMERMANN
Brake Discs
Germany

NURAL
Pistons, Engine Bearings
Germany
EBERSPACHER
Exhaust - original
Germany

BREMI Ignition Wire Sets Germany BOYSEN Exhaust - original Germany
FERODO Brake Pads , Brake Discs UK PIERBERG KS EGR valve, Vaccum/Fuel Pumps Germany
ELRING
Original Engine Gasket Sets
Germany
SEBRO
Brake Disks
Germany

GLYCO
Engine Bearings
Germany
GEOTZE
Engine Gasket Sets, Seals
Germany

TEXTAR
Clutch Parts, Brake Disc / Pads
Germany
KOLBENSCHMIDT
Pistons, Engine Bearings, Electrical
Germany

KYB
Shocks, Strut Inserts
Japan
WAHLER
Thermostats
Germany

BOGE
Shocks/Struts
Germany
CONTINENTAL
Fan Belts, Rad Hoses, Electrical
Germany

BILSTEIN FEBI
Shocks/Steering parts
Germany
SACHS
Clutches, Shocks
Germany

REPCO / PBR
Brake Pads, metal master
Australia
F.A.G.
Hydraulic Parts, Bearings, Seals
Germany

BREMBO
Brake Discs
Italy
ANSA
Exhaust - aftermarket
Italy

SWAG Timing Gears , Chain Rails Germany BALO Brake Discs Germany
GEBA Water Pumps Germany NISSENS Radiators Denmark
INA Bearings, Engine tensioner /Lifters UK ZF Power Steering Pumps/Kits/Racks Germany
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Old 02-12-2008, 08:11 PM   #11
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Some helpful info...The city of "God knows where" may be in Germany.

MAHLE
Engine bearings, Pistons
Germany
PAGID
Brake Pads, Shoes
Germany

HENGST
Oil, Air, Fuel Filters
Germany
ATE
Hydraulic Parts, Brake Disc / Pads
Germany

MONARK DIESEL
Diesel Injectors, Glow Plugs
Germany
BOSCH
Electrical, Fuel, Tune up parts
Germany

VALEO
Radiators
Germany
TRW
Steering parts
Germany

BERU
Wire Sets, Glow / Spark Plugs
Germany
BEHR
Oil Coolers, Radiators
Germany

REINZ
Engine Gaskets
Germany
MEYLE
Tie rods, control arms, ball joints
Germany

IWIS Engine Timing Chains Germany SCAN TECH Steering/Suspension parts volvo Sweden
STARLA Exhaust - original Volvo Sweden LEISTRITZ Exhaust - original Germany
JURID
Brake Pads
Germany
MANN
Oil, Air, Fuel Filters
Germany

KNECHT
Oil, Air Fuel Filters
Germany
LEMFORDER
Steering Components / Engine
Germany

LIQUI MOLY
Engine additives
Germany
ERNST
Exhaust parts
Germany

PENTOSIN Brake / Steering Fluid Germany HIRSHMANN Antenna / masts Germany
GERMAN TEILE
Suspension. Steering parts Germany FEDERAL MOGUL steering, suspension Germany
G.K.
Water Pumps
Germany
ZIMMERMANN
Brake Discs
Germany

NURAL
Pistons, Engine Bearings
Germany
EBERSPACHER
Exhaust - original
Germany

BREMI Ignition Wire Sets Germany BOYSEN Exhaust - original Germany
FERODO Brake Pads , Brake Discs UK PIERBERG KS EGR valve, Vaccum/Fuel Pumps Germany
ELRING
Original Engine Gasket Sets
Germany
SEBRO
Brake Disks
Germany

GLYCO
Engine Bearings
Germany
GEOTZE
Engine Gasket Sets, Seals
Germany

TEXTAR
Clutch Parts, Brake Disc / Pads
Germany
KOLBENSCHMIDT
Pistons, Engine Bearings, Electrical
Germany

KYB
Shocks, Strut Inserts
Japan
WAHLER
Thermostats
Germany

BOGE
Shocks/Struts
Germany
CONTINENTAL
Fan Belts, Rad Hoses, Electrical
Germany

BILSTEIN FEBI
Shocks/Steering parts
Germany
SACHS
Clutches, Shocks
Germany

REPCO / PBR
Brake Pads, metal master
Australia
F.A.G.
Hydraulic Parts, Bearings, Seals
Germany

BREMBO
Brake Discs
Italy
ANSA
Exhaust - aftermarket
Italy

SWAG Timing Gears , Chain Rails Germany BALO Brake Discs Germany
GEBA Water Pumps Germany NISSENS Radiators Denmark
INA Bearings, Engine tensioner /Lifters UK ZF Power Steering Pumps/Kits/Racks Germany

Really? You want me to start nitpicking?

Granted, these are only nuts, but nuts are just as crucial as any other component...



Bosch, in the past, was strictly made in Germany, but now, their products are being made all over (Germany, U.S., China, etc.)


Hmmm, Graf. Nope, does not say "Made in Germany", but "Made In EEC"...European Economic Community, or some shish like that. Last I checked, it was Made In Italy (nothing wrong with that).


There's a thread somewheres on this forum with a pic showing Mann oil filters being made in Mexico, so there goes your Mann "Germany" theory.

Your list, for the most part, contains parts that are truly made in Germany, but I can rip through your list and prove you otherwise on some other parts. I'll be gentle.

Believe what you want to believe, and I'll believe what I know. But showing others, or telling them that such n' such parts are "Made In Germany" is not good if it's not true.

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Old 02-13-2008, 03:38 PM   #12
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I never said "Made in Germany" ...even the posted list does not indicate made in Germany, but rather where the Company is. I understand how it all works and never said GEBA/GRAF was Made in Germany, but to rather stick with GERMAN replacement parts....that is a decent replacement to the OEM part. Many times (and as seen from the pics you indicated) parts are designed by engineers in Germany (with BMW engineers in mind), but are built elsewhere, but held to certain specs. Thank you for being gentle as I mean nothing by anything I have said. Just trying to help someone in locating a reasonably priced part. Are BMW's German? My X3 is Austrian and the Z and I believe X5 is American.
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Old 05-12-2008, 05:52 PM   #13
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duralast is plastic dont go plastic good thing i got lifetime warrenty on it aha got my 80$ back and put stock one in with metal!
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Old 05-13-2008, 06:17 AM   #14
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BMP Design has the EMP Stewart water pump for $160.
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Old 05-19-2013, 02:30 AM   #15
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Just installed Duralast Power Steering pump. Didn't have the cash for oem. It cost around 150 compared to 400 for e46m54 engine. It still makes a little noise when turning. Does it need to be broken in? If so, how long?
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