2nd Gen R56 Cooper S Water pump advice

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  1. vetsvette

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    I'm having some work done to my Mini and need some help picking out a water pump. I want to replace the original with one of the metal units and am looking at one made by GRAF. I remember reading about one of the metal units that had a shaft that was a little too long and had to be modified so I would like to stay away from that brand. Of course I don't remember which or I wouldn't be asking the question. I have used the search function to no avail. I would appreciate hearing your experience with a certain brand and about reliability if possible. I'm having a new T-stat, water pump, DT turbo oil lines and a new suspension done at the same time and don't want any more hang-ups than necessary. Thanks in advance for any help. :fingerscrossed:
     
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    If it was me and you have not had any problems just stick with a new OEM one because it fits and it works.

    just my $.02
     
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    Pretty sure the OEM switched to all metal....early ones had a few issues..hense the switch...I would HOPE all the copies switched over by now...
    I remember reading the same post at done point....
    Me.....I would return a new part that did not fit rather that modify it...
    Think the ecs website (maybe it was pelican)showed all but the cheapest unit had a metal impeller (last time I got board and was looking around).....guess there will always be that lowest price at any cost parts buyer....
     
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    Both the Graf and Hepu water pumps have shafts that are longer than OEM, making them difficult to get installed.

    As noted above, MINI finally switched to a metal housing for the OEM water pumps. They are a little more expensive than the aftermarket brands, but I would definitely go with the OEM now that they switched to metal.
     
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    ^^^^ As Yoda would say
    " Water pump you seek, here above you have.
    Buy you must, and installed you can have "


    :lol:
     
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    I can see Jack Nicholson doing Yoda.......:cornut:
     
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    I want to thank everyone for their input. I didn't know Mini had gone to a metal unit until you guys answered my question. That's the route I'm taking. The info is much appreciated.

    jcauseyfd: I'm having Chris at Euro Motors do the work. He gave me an excellent price for all the work, including our THMMC discount.:cornut:
     

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