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Old 07-01-2011, 01:41 PM   #161
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Someone should buy my car I have a sweet interior

nice wheel, that's about it. ghey shifter, worn mats, and for the love of god, thank goodness you didn't show anyone the exterior!

I'll give you 1K.
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Old 07-20-2011, 08:19 AM   #162
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Came out to discover that all my coolant had leaked out overnight.
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Old 07-20-2011, 09:26 AM   #163
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At least the dump happened while you weren't driving the car. It could have left you stranded and possibly overheated your engine. Time for the BMW cooling system overhaul.
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Old 07-20-2011, 09:58 AM   #164
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The P.O. just did the entire cooling system at 97k miles and I'm only at 135k now!

Turns out it was the water pump that blew (lasted less than 40k,) so the car is at ACE Performance getting a replacement now.
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Old 07-20-2011, 01:29 PM   #165
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The P.O. just did the entire cooling system at 97k miles and I'm only at 135k now!

Turns out it was the water pump that blew (lasted less than 40k,) so the car is at ACE Performance getting a replacement now.
How the F does a replacement water pump last only 40K? Did they tell you what kind of replacement was used?

I put my OEM replacement with the composite impeller in at around 100K. I am at 147K now. Coolant level and functions are perfect thus far... knock on wood.


So, I am curious now, what does a shop charge to replace the water pump? It's about a $100 part I think.
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How the F does a replacement water pump last only 40K? Did they tell you what kind of replacement was used?

I put my OEM replacement with the composite impeller in at around 100K. I am at 147K now. Coolant level and functions are perfect thus far... knock on wood.


So, I am curious now, what does a shop charge to replace the water pump? It's about a $100 part I think.

The pump is $125. I don't know the manufacturer of the previous pump, just that it was replaced at 97k by another garage.

ACE is doing some other stuff while they're in there - belts and pulleys I believe, as well as an oil change - so I can't give you an exact cost of the pump+labor.
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The pump is $125. I don't know the manufacturer of the previous pump, just that it was replaced at 97k by another garage.

ACE is doing some other stuff while they're in there - belts and pulleys I believe, as well as an oil change - so I can't give you an exact cost of the pump+labor.
OK, let's play a game. I will take a stab at the estimate:

Parts:
Pump: $150 (markup for shop)
Belts/Pulleys: $100 (markup for shop, unless they do the belt tensioner pulley, which I believe is more expensive than just the idler pulleys. However, I see no reason why they would replace them unless they are noisy, they probably are just replacing the water pump pulley because it's very difficult to remove without cracking, especially if it's old).
Oil Change: BMW dealer just sent me a coupon charging $115 for the oil change, but indicated that they would only reset your service indicator if you replaced the microfilter too WTF!!!? and that was not part of the cost! What a f"""""""N joke that is!)

Labor: Oil change includes labor, so I figure about 1 hour for them to do the pump, belts and pulleys if they are good = $125/hr, or whatever going shop rate is for them.

Parts = $250
Oil change and other labor = $235

Total = $485

You know, I used to have a saying when I had my E30 way back when..."If you go to the shop to get something fixed and your bill is less than $400, consider yourself very lucky!"

Let's see if i am close with my blind estimates when you get the bill.
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I think you're high there Mick.

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work sidetracked me from coming back to this thread and talking

i'll try to make sure that never happens again at work
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WTF is up with your car now Samwow?
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goddamned that GTR just pulls on EVERYTHING sitting on that track! Did anyone win anything? or was this just a fun-lap race?
It was a great time. It was a HPDE, not a race so it was for fun and learning. I went over to Pocono raceway on 7/17/2011 also!


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