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Old 07-30-2004, 12:24 AM   #1 (permalink)
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i just bought my first bimmer. 95 M3, i've heard the water pumps can crack and to get a metal or aluminim one. is there any certain one I should get? thanks for any info.
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Nope, just the one without the plastic impellar. Anywhere online or from the dealer. You'll want to replace the gasket and such too, but most places have a kit.
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hey
can i get the water pump changed at any mechanic ? also are there any symptoms to look for before the water pump will be gone for good ? like slight overheating, etc. ?

mine has 108K and no overheating problems at all so far, so wondeirng if the previous owner did change it...not sure
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The deal with the water pump is, it just goes. Q I think you could handle doing it yourself. The hard part is just getting at the bolts for it and removing the fan. But yeah a mechanic could do it for you.
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thanks kevin, but you think my car is running on stalk plastic one still ? @108K ? its 96 328i. i know thats a stupid question given the random nature of the pumps but was just looking for some experienced guesses ??
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