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Old 10-30-2014, 07:59 PM
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So my turn came up today

I was driving around trying to think of somewhere to eat lunch and all of sudden I get an engine over heating error. Pull over and start to see a bunch of coolant vapor so I shut off the engine. I had some coolant in the car because its leaked a bit and needed to be topped off 2 times in like 18 months. When I opened the hood I could see coolant sprayed around and some on the underside of the hood. I Added the little bit of coolant back in and then started it up to drive to bmw about 3 miles away and the car said to drive slowly or whatever the message is.

Then I get dynamic drive error and can barely get the wheel to turn. And then a battery error next. I thought maybe the charge would build up on way and it would go back to normal but it didn't.

Haven't heard back from dealer. SA (who I never had before) guessed maybe a belt broke.

Waiting to hear the bad news now and then whether my warranty will cover whatever it is.
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Sorry to hear. Curious of the diagnosis.
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Water pump more than likely...IMO...sucks to have that happen...
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ding ding ding


water pump seized. Quoted $1600 all in.

New SA didnt see the extended warranty so now they are following up to with them to see about coverage.
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A $1600 water pump...
Hope you are covered.

Long time ago, I saw some numbers on what a 'new' car would cost, built from oe parts off the shelf. It was maybe ~$20Gs for a $4G car.

I'm guessing a 'new' X5 from parts would be a Qtr of a mill++?
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I know that in Canada, BMW dealers use value pricing for things like water-pumps, etc...I've seen their deals as low as $790 plus HST...in the province of Ontario...
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So ext warranty covers the water pump but I have to pay for the tensioner, a pulley I think, some belts and hoses. With a random 15% discount they threw out (probably after a 15% markup) its five hundred and change.

Seems high but its there. Told them to fix it.
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had a water pump replaced a couple months ago - was there not a loud cooling fan since the pump was failing? Anyway, it was replaced under 3rd party warranty with no hassle for around $950. Indy shop, not dealer pricing.
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DIYed my waterpump in the spring, $150.

In the process of DIYing a rear window regulator, dealer wanted $180 for the part, found a brand new Genuine BMW regulator for $50 on ebay.
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If the pump took out the belt, or the hose or the pulley/tensioner, the Insurance should cover it.

Dealerships will 'pad' insurance/warranty jobs by adding on "customer pays' components to help bring their billables back up to the 'raping levels' they like..ie that $1600 number. Did you bother to speak with the warranty company about what they are covering and why not?
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