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I have a 2003 745Li w/ 78k miles ... bought it 6mos ago w/ 75k miles .. i went to BMW dealership for oil change .. and 2weeks later .. ck engine light came on and code in-dash says emission error.. dealler said code was manifold intake gaskets and cat converter ,but gasket needed to be changed 1st b4 they could continue on w/cat converter... so i went to another repair shop for 2nd opinion and they said waterpump is bad ... what do i do ... this car is very expensive to repair and i dont have the $$ to jus dish out for their "guesess"

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Yes, well I would ask both service shops for your BMW, what the codes were so you could judge for yourself which direction to go, with the gasket and catalytic converter first, or the water pump first.

Emissions has more to do with gaskets and catalytic converter than the water pump, unless you were having an overheat condition.

I think you should go with the first shop first, even though it might be expensive to do so.

Posted on Nov 12, 2010

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    Duane Wong Nov 12, 2010

    What's the error codes that each shop is getting? I could look them up and get back to you with an interpretation.

  • mslili95 Nov 12, 2010

    hello ! wow thanks for your intrest in helping me .. but im at work and i dont have the printout they gave me about the codes with me but ill go home at lunch and reply back ,. wow thanx again !

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