New 330xi Owner! (coolant light flicks on next day? wtf?)
Super happy to be in the fold. Finally! I've been researching for the past several months and finally pulled the trigger on a 2005 BMW 330xi w/ 89K miles.
Found it at a Ford dealer. Clean carfax. Past owners seemed to take good care of it-- at BMW dealership. That being said, I discovered a crack in the expansion tank the next day. Took it straight back to them. They gave me a rental car (Crown Victoria ) and fixed the problem.
I'm still skeptical though. I'm taking it in to the local BMW dealership for a full check up and if they find anymore red-flags I'm taking it back. Either way- I love the car and plan to drive a e46 whether its this one or not.
I have two requests:
1) Can you guys recommend a good service manual? I see the cheap Haynes manual and another from Bentley Publishers. I'm guessing the latter is better and I shouldn't waste money on the Haynes?
2) Can you guys recommend a good diagnostic cable/setup?
Thanks in advance.