1991 BMW 325i Q&A
1991 BMW 325i Question: water pump bearing seized - engine toast?
I'm looking at buying a 91 BMW 325, 105k - really well maintained. Story - owner drives it around the park once a month to move it around. While stopped bearing in the water pump goes out - indicator goes to red -he moves indicator goes back to middle he gets home, which is about a mile away. Repair shop opens it up, timing belt is fine. Whats the odds of the engine being ok - Bobkuhl
If that is all he drove it, and it was only hot for a couple minutes it should be fine. You can do a compression test, and coolent pressure test to check for head problems and low compression. If those show good, just continue being to to the car. - torque wrench