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PrecisionX 09-01-2012 01:42 AM

Cooling system (CHECK!)
 
This is Harriet and she has 55,880 miles on her and is just back from the shop. She had the following done:

Water pump with metal impeller
Fan switch
Thermostat and thermostat housing
Sealing gaskets
Expansion tank & cap
1 Gallon Coolant
Upper & lower radiator hoses
And temp sensor
The belts are in good shape and the mechanic said after looking over the car they found no surprises and that it was in very good shape.

http://i651.photobucket.com/albums/u...A079FFDDB8.jpg

MJLavelle 09-01-2012 02:31 AM

Wrong forum. You want "Model_T_Fanatics.com" where people can talk about cars named "Harriet", "Bessie" and "Buttercup" with a straight face.

However, we are glad you got the cooling system replaced.
Let us know when you get that pimpin Chrome Hand Crank, and remove a leaf spring for an 8 inch drop.

You don't need to tell me, I know I am being a d!ck tonight. I'll save you the post. :jack:

MercForHire 09-01-2012 02:39 AM

I am sure the mechanic is saving the old water pump, hoses, and expansion tank for another e46 because at those miles, these are barely broke in.

What a hand-out for the mechanic

dmax 09-01-2012 05:47 AM

That one gallon of coolant...I hope they added water (distilled) to make a 50/50 mix....and I hope the thermostat with housing was an OE wahler plastic housing...as the aluminum ones seem to work only days at most!

BTW, next time, the composite blade WP is fine. The panic over plastic wp blades falling apart is over...that was quite a while ago and since then bmw has made a better composite. No worries.

DJ Syxx 09-01-2012 08:35 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MercForHire (Post 14697178)
I am sure the mechanic is saving the old water pump, hoses, and expansion tank for another e46 because at those miles, these are barely broke in.

What a hand-out for the mechanic

You realise they don't just fail depending on mileage, its also to do with age.

BMWespresso 09-01-2012 10:25 AM

Great girl, very low miles :) i'm at 85K ready to do cooling redo when weather cools down here :)

EverydayGetaway 09-01-2012 11:14 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MercForHire (Post 14697178)
I am sure the mechanic is saving the old water pump, hoses, and expansion tank for another e46 because at those miles, these are barely broke in.

What a hand-out for the mechanic

Wrong.

tock172 09-01-2012 11:18 AM

Cool! Now you've got many more miles of peace of mind! Your car makes me want a steel grey pre-facelift coupe. So clean.

PrecisionX 09-01-2012 01:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tock172 (Post 14697607)
Cool! Now you've got many more miles of peace of mind! Your car makes me want a steel grey pre-facelift coupe. So clean.

Well I want your suspension, how's it feel compared to stock? My
Suspension is doin fine but I want bilsteins and hr springs next. This car sticks well stock when pushed but I can only imagine it with that set
Up.

john311tran 09-01-2012 02:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MercForHire (Post 14697178)
I am sure the mechanic is saving the old water pump, hoses, and expansion tank for another e46 because at those miles, these are barely broke in.

What a hand-out for the mechanic

haha.. seriously right? must be nice to have money to fix perfectly working things. i can see prevent maint at like 100k. but 55k? shiat. that's like a new car.

john

tock172 09-01-2012 03:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by john311tran (Post 14697916)
haha.. seriously right? must be nice to have money to fix perfectly working things. i can see prevent maint at like 100k. but 55k? shiat. that's like a new car.

john

Come on now. His car was manufactured in 2002. I think he made a good investment having the cooling system replaced.

Quote:

Originally Posted by PrecisionX (Post 14697854)
Well I want your suspension, how's it feel compared to stock? My
Suspension is doin fine but I want bilsteins and hr springs next. This car sticks well stock when pushed but I can only imagine it with that set
Up.

It feels incredible. Definitely something I recommend when your stock components wear out.

EverydayGetaway 09-01-2012 05:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by john311tran (Post 14697916)
haha.. seriously right? must be nice to have money to fix perfectly working things. i can see prevent maint at like 100k. but 55k? shiat. that's like a new car.

john

:facepalm: WRONG.

There is more to preventive maintenance than mileage, in fact there are plenty of people out there that would argue age is a bigger factor than mileage.

PrecisionX 09-01-2012 06:32 PM

I dare someone to roll the dice with their cooling system because of mileage

katu 09-01-2012 08:47 PM

OP is at 56k miles, my ET failed at 65k miles, all you people claiming he made the wrong decision are....

As others have mentioned the car is 10 years old, the failing of a cooling system has a lot to do with heat cycles, not just mileage.

MercForHire 09-01-2012 09:13 PM

If you habitually overfill your coolant you can pretty much blow an expansion tank every year.

EverydayGetaway 09-01-2012 09:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MercForHire (Post 14698594)
If you habitually overfill your coolant you can pretty much blow an expansion tank every year.

When did anyone ever say they overfilled anything? I'm sorry, you're just wrong, plain and simple.

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john311tran 09-01-2012 09:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by EverydayGetaway (Post 14698192)
:facepalm: WRONG.

There is more to preventive maintenance than mileage, in fact there are plenty of people out there that would argue age is a bigger factor than mileage.

my car is 10 in 4 months. original expansion tank and working perfectly fine. i'm going to change it next spring as preventative maintenance. it should be at about 110-115k miles by then. change at 56k. that's a silly waste of money if you ask me.

but hey, if you got an extra 400-600 laying around then by all means, go for it. it's not going to hurt you.

john

EverydayGetaway 09-02-2012 12:12 AM

^I'll be the first to lol when your "My EP tank busted" thread pops up. ;)

MercForHire 09-02-2012 12:14 AM

The above guy is a strong case of a ZHP-Nazi who is hypnotized into thinking his car equals a Porsche 911.
Ignore him

EverydayGetaway 09-02-2012 12:16 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MercForHire (Post 14698846)
The above guy is a strong case of a ZHP-Nazi whose is hypnotized into thinking his car equals Porsche 911.
Ignore him

You're hilarious, really. I've had my "ZHP" for less than a year and bought it because I wanted the best E46 I could buy with 4 doors. My opinions would be the same if I were driving a 530i (as I was originally looking for) or a plain jane 330i. Good maintenance doesn't stick to ZHP owners alone... :tsk:


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