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01-13-2011 03:26 PM #1
Water pump seized, and...
So apparently my water pump seized. this caused the belt to go crazy around the pullies eventually shredding and snapping. this then took out the fan and fan clutch (how, i don't know). this cut up the upper and lower rad hoses.
i get the water pump seizing and the belt and damage to the fan and hoses. they (the mechanic) has the broken fan and shards so i can't dispute that happening. i dont get how the fan clutch broke though but i do know the fan wasnt easy to turn (if at all).
thing is... they quoted $1600 for the job (canadian but right now canadian = USD). they are an indie shop and they have been great to do business with so i trust them as much as i can trust a good shop. they quoted $400 for the fan clutch so they are obviously using an expensive parts source.
but what can i do? i can't say, don't do the job because then what? i limp the car home, order the parts online, and try and do this job in -10C weather outside in toronto?
sigh. i lament for me 84 528e... a seized water pump would not have cause this much expensive damage. i guess thats the difference between an 84 528e "iron" and a 2000 540i.
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