Water Pump May Develop Coolant Leak on BMW 325Ci

The low coolant light may illuminate and/or the engine may overheat as a result of a coolant leak from the water pump. The leaking pump will require replacement and the entire cooling system should be inspected for leaks as it is not uncommon to find multiple leaks on higher mileage vehicles.

Overheating can cause severe engine damage. If the engine begins to overheat it is recommended to stop at the first available location and have your vehicle towed to a repair shop.

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Average mileage: 89,500 (56,000–155,000)
6 model years affected: 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, more2005, 2006
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I bought the BMW 325ci used with 74000 miles on it from a dealer. In 70days with only a 60 day warranty, The low antifreeze light came on but the thermostat never flashed high or overheating and the car> the car in three days completely stalled and I was tole the engine cracked. $11000 for new engine on a car I paid 12,800 for go figure
2005 BMW 325Ci 94,000 mi,
I noticed my coolant level light on and saw that the coolant leaked out over time. I replaced the water pump. These issues they are discussing are all happening to my vehicle after the 93,000 mile mark.
2004 BMW 325Ci 155,000 mi,
light on dash comes on for anticoolant then starts to over heat after being on a few hours
2003 BMW 325Ci 80,000 mi,
Water pump, thermostat issues. Took awhile to fix. Light kept going on. Took back few times. Now better.
2004 BMW 325Ci 60,000 mi,
Water pump, belts, and radiator overflow had to be replaced.
2005 BMW 325Ci 68,000 mi,
Cooling system leak. Want to replace water pump and coils.