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I just replaced the theromostat for the first time in my 528i at 106,000 miles.
Question for fellow '99 528i or older owners: At what mileages did you have to replace your thermostats, radiators and water pumps?
Just curious if I need to replace the radiator and water pump to avoid problems on the road.
Thanks for any information you can share.
If the radiator hasn't been changed yet, you should do it now, along with the water pump. The weak link on BMWs is the cooling system. The radiator is good for around 90k - 100k miles. Of course, they can last longer, but then you are on borrowed time. The water pumps usually are a threat to fail as early as 60k.
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