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Old 02-25-2021, 11:50 PM
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Originally Posted by Effduration View Post
You may be better off just replacing the water pump. You could try pulling your existing water pump out and drilling out the broken bolts, but you will need to retap the threads and use larger bolts in the pulley

I think I would replace the water pump
I guess that makes sense. Sort of sad, but probably right. I could even temporarily put the old pump back in. It seems fine, original BMW part from when the car was built in 2005, but it would keep me going. I would need new screws. REALOEM lists them as M6X16-U1-8.8, does anyone know what that means if I try to source them locally?
2001 X5 3.0i Old Glory -built 08/2000, now at 218K miles
2005 X5 3.0i Silver Bullet -built 05/2005, bought 03/2021 at 95K miles
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