Originally Posted by klg0143
Death2000, If I buy the car and the water pump isn't replaced I will just get it replaced right away. Even though from what I've heard that by this mileage it should be anyways. I don't think my car will have to put up with anything close to those temperatures. I plan on taking care of this car like its my own body. I love the E36's so it won't be hard.
You probably wont need to replace the water pump right away. All 97/98 E36's came with a metal impeller instead of the cheap plastic one. So the chance of the impeller failing is quite low. Although by now the seals might, key word being might, be starting to go.