I replaced the waterpump, thermostat, and hoses on a 2002 540iT. Next time, I'll pay either the dealer, or another BMW mechanic to do it.
IIRC, the cost of parts is $500USD, and the local BMW shop charges $110USD/hr. Valve cover gaskets are $700USD. So yeah, I'm inclined to agree w/ Dr. Hagerty.
Wednesday, July 14th, 2010 AT 10:10 PM