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5 Important Tips We've Published For BMW Owners

5 Important Tips We've Published For BMW Owners

For the past few years, as an auto repair shop in Brooklyn specializing in European cars, we’ve leveraged our 25 years of experience to publish a lot of helpful content for owners of European cars looking to keep their car in prime condition. In this article we will circle back to important advice we’ve published for BMW owners in particular. So below, we’ve rounded up 5 important nuggets of advice -- served in bite sized pieces -- we have shared along the way (in no particular order), with links to the original post. 1. Failing Water Pump Warning Signs Has your BMW passed 50,000 miles or has it been 50,000 miles since the last time you replaced your electric water pump? Is your BMW's yellow engine temperature light turning red? If your answer is yes to either/both, we highly recommend that you ... read more

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Why Your Car Is Overheating And What To Do About It

Why Your Car Is Overheating And What To Do About It

Do you have steam coming from the engine? Is your temperature gauge going to the red zone? Are your engine warning lights coming on? A likely cause is that your car is overheating and its possible reasons could be: Air entering the cooling system caused by a leak leading to antifreeze levels to drop; sucking in and disseminating air. Insufficient antifreeze circulation to the radiator due to some sort of blockage, such as a foreign object somehow lodged in the cooling system. Components in the water pump failing for various reasons like wear and tear. There are preventive measures you can take to avoid these symptoms and their underlying problem. They are as follows: Follow the manufacturer’s recommended interval for flushing the cooling system. Repair ... read more

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BMW N52 N54 Electric Water Pump Repair

BMW N52 N54 Electric Water Pump Repair

Gone are the days of a engine belt driven water pump on late model BMW's. The BMW engines inline 6 cylinder N51 N52 N54 N55 are equipped with electric water pump. This allows the DME to fully control and modulate the coolant flow through the engine without dependency on RPM. This electric design allows for engine power output efficiency and balanced cooling responsibilities for the engine. More cooling power is required on demand for turbocharged engines such as the E90 E60 N54/N55 vehicles. Failing Water Pump Warning Signs The electric water pump tends to fail after 50,000 miles and the early warning signs are the yellow engine temperature light which will then turn red when the car is overheating. The heat will no longer blow hot due to low coolant circulation and the coolant level is below minimum. Once the water pump fails the car will enter fail safe mode to prevent engine damage. The common fault codes stored in the DME are 2E82 Electric ... read more

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