Expensive Z3 water pump !!!

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Woody1000
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Expensive Z3 water pump !!!

Post by Woody1000 » Fri 10 Jan, 2014 20:37

Well I think the most expensive water pump arrived this morning from the US, well if didn't actually arrive I had to pick it up from Parcelforce !

So laid out £146 for the pump including postage to the UK then Parcel force wouldn't delivery it until I paid a further £41 for handling and VAT import charge !!

£187 !!! Or £37 from the bay !!!

And it only pumps water around !!

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Re: Expensive Z3 water pump !!!

Post by Mint » Fri 10 Jan, 2014 20:47

Woody1000 wrote:Well I think the most expensive water pump arrived this morning from the US, well if didn't actually arrive I had to pick it up from Parcelforce !
So laid out £146 for the pump including postage to the UK then Parcel force wouldn't delivery it until I paid a further £41 for handling and VAT import charge !!
£187 !!! Or £37 from the bay !!!
Phew - you must have deep pockets, looks a good piece of kit. What price peace of mind though?
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Re: Expensive Z3 water pump !!!

Post by Davejue1 » Fri 10 Jan, 2014 21:23

Big ouch!!!!!
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Re: Expensive Z3 water pump !!!

Post by Brian H » Fri 10 Jan, 2014 21:55

I had a similar import charge on an electrical item last year, it seems that they select random parts to check. You will have piece of mind though once the pump is fitted.

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Re: Expensive Z3 water pump !!!

Post by Del » Fri 10 Jan, 2014 22:28

They have a good reputation for water pumps in performance cars.
http://www.stewartcomponents.com/
Plan this job on my 1.9 this year but will probably opt for the more modest Meyle version for my little 4-pot engine.
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/370803906075? ... 1423.l2649

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Re: Expensive Z3 water pump !!!

Post by Mint » Fri 10 Jan, 2014 22:49

Del wrote:...more modest Meyle version for my little 4-pot engine.
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/370803906075? ... 1423.l2649
Interestingly the pump for my M54, 2.2, 6 pot is cheaper :? and it specifies a metal impellar.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Water-Pump-BM ... 5af5de0fdb

Sorry Woody :(
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Re: Expensive Z3 water pump !!!

Post by Fender2004 » Sat 11 Jan, 2014 09:17

I'm sure a water pump from the dealers is around £100.
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Re: Expensive Z3 water pump !!!

Post by Del » Sat 11 Jan, 2014 10:20

Mint wrote:and it specifies a metal impellar.
I suspect (I'm not 100% sure) that the infamous plastic impeller is on the 6-pot waterpumps. I remember a forum member Jonco changed his OE 4-pot waterpump recently and he had been surprised to find it had a metal impeller. :shrug

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Re: Expensive Z3 water pump !!!

Post by Jonco » Sat 11 Jan, 2014 11:00

Del wrote:
Mint wrote:and it specifies a metal impellar.
Jonco changed his OE 4-pot waterpump recently and he had been surprised to find it had a metal impeller. :shrug
That's true - as far as I know it was OE. I fitted a Meyler replacement but as already said it's about peace of mind. My rough calculation was if it lasts a further 60k, then based on average mileage I'll be 75+ (if I'm still here). Problem then will probably be holding water not pumping it :roflmao:

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Expensive Z3 water pump !!!

Post by Woody1000 » Sun 19 Jan, 2014 18:18

Fitted new water pump yesterday and the one I took out did have a plastic impeller and was the original from new and surprisingly it was in perfect condition !
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Re: Expensive Z3 water pump !!!

Post by Cooper01 » Tue 06 May, 2014 12:50

Did you change the thermostat as well while you had the whole thing apart? What was its condition/ cost for new one/ purchase place? Thanks.

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Re: Expensive Z3 water pump !!!

Post by Southernboy » Tue 06 May, 2014 16:15

....... I hate to say this, but you can buy a Meyle part with metal impeller locally in the UK for about 1/2 the price of OEM... :wink:
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Re: Expensive Z3 water pump !!!

Post by Woody1000 » Sat 10 May, 2014 20:43

Yea I changed the thermostat as the temperature gauge never went to half way, a new unit fixed the problem for me. It's got to be worth changing as the plastic locating clips are prone to snap.
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