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Pirelliz
02-02-2009, 11:20 AM
Hey all, I was driving down st-laurent last night when the light of my battery on the dash started coming on intermittent. I didnt think much of it until it stayed on, then the power steering stopped working. So I pulled over and saw the fan belt was busted and the fan kind of seemed wobbly
I'm thinking its the water pump, am I wrong???
What I am looking @ price wise for repair?
Is this common on these cars?

Eurostyle
02-02-2009, 11:23 AM
Same problem can be caused by seized alternator...So it has to be checked out...

740-iLL
02-02-2009, 02:23 PM
Hey all, I was driving down st-laurent last night when the light of my battery on the dash started coming on intermittent. I didnt think much of it until it stayed on, then the power steering stopped working. So I pulled over and saw the fan belt was busted and the fan kind of seemed wobbly
I'm thinking its the water pump, am I wrong???
What I am looking @ price wise for repair?
Is this common on these cars?

sounds like what happened to mine, same symptoms and all:

http://forums.bimmerforums.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1127895

mine was definitely the water pump and Charlie at Bimmersport had me back up and running in under 24hrs, and from all the quotations I got on the water pump and labour, Bimmersport could not be beat

Pirelliz
02-02-2009, 03:41 PM
So the shop just called, yup it is the water pump, it also broke the pulley.
So the car will be in the shop for 2-3 days until they can find a pulley, the dealership don't have any @ the moment... any ideas?