Well here I am one day before I'm going on vacation and my car is at the shop. The mechanic has told me that the problem with my car overheating was most likely caused but the water pump going out. Now since the water pump went out, pressure built up and busted my radiator to hell, and warped my thermastat housing. If you haven't changed your water pump yet, DO IT BY ALL MEANS! You will end up pay twice as much as the pump costs cause it will damage other parts of your car.
__________________ <u>1995 BMW 325is</u>
- //M3 Spoiler
- 15% Tinted Windows
- Front License Plate Delete
If I say something stupid, it's probably cause I'm ripped
I believe it was all e36s after 95 or 96 that had the metal impellors installed straight from the factory. Anytime before, had the plastic ones, but they easily busted and would have been replaced by metal ones...
Any Moderators or Admins care to back me or correct me just to be positive?
__________________ 1996 318i
5 Speed Manual
Alpine CDA-7895 Head Unit
12" Alpine Type-R, sealed box
Pioneer 400w amp for $20 at a yard sale (to replace my fried MRV-1507)
Infinity Kappa 4" 2-way speakers(rear)
Infinity Kappa 5.25" component speakers(front)
Debaffled airbox, K&N filter
Tracked Mud on carpets
Shampooed and cleaned carpets
bimmerworld has a coolant overhaul kit. radiator, Thermostat, thermostat housing, water pump and belt, and coolant for around $320 after shipping... The water pump it came with was the newest style. Metal but not welded forged or molded.
anyways the overhaul kit took most of a day to do. But a friend and I did it.... Just remember the fan bold it reverse threaded.
Yes... I just replaced mine.... the shaft inside the pump... that gets its power from the pulley sherred it self last week... 30 something for the pump... another 22 for the aluminum housing and 15 or so for another thermostat.... all from bimmerparts.com
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