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3-Series (E21, E30) Chat relating to the BMW 3-Series from 1975-1983 and 1984-1991 line. Specific models: BMW 315, BMW 316, BMW 318, BMW 318i, BMW 320/4, BMW 320i, BMW 320/6, BMW 323i, BMW 320i. E30 Family models include: BMW 325e, BMW 325i, BMW 325is, BMW 325ix.

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Old 01-29-2009, 09:26 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Water Pump Problem

When removing water pump from '91 318is, the housing cracked apart when I screwed in the two bolts used to push it out.Both places (12 & 6 o'clock)are broken completely.NOW what?!!!
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If you mean the water pump housing itself, well Im afraid a new one is about all you can do.
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Its the two screw holes in the water pump itself. When I screwed the bolts in to pop the old pump out, the entire part of the pump that contains those screw holes fractured and came completely off. Now I can't get the old water pump out of the block.
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Hi, But I cant really see what you mean from the instructions below for an E30 it has three bolts.

BMW E30 Timing Belt and Water Pump Change
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sounds to me like you are not sure about what you are doing...oh oh...
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