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      04-28-2019, 10:19 PM   #2
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Drives: 2010 535i X-Drive Touring
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Colorado

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I understand that the (electric) water pump fails about every 80,000 miles. Mine did exactly that about 6 months ago and had the same symptoms as you describe. The engine would be hot though, not doing this from a cold start.
Don't drive it beyond a mile or two to a repair shop. Or better still, have it towed - I called AAA and had it towed to the dealer.
Good luck

PS I do think you can do the water pump replacement yourself. I think mine was $800 at the dealership but I can't recall the exact price