Just finished my car! I was originally going to bypass the heater plate and connect the two hoses together. However I couldn't find a connector that was the correct size.
For some reason the BMW dealership had the heater plate gasket in stock. Lucky me!!
So I got back after 3 20 min trips to find parts. Installed the gasket, bled the system and it seemed to be all good!
I'm incredibly impressed with myself for doing this on the side of the road with limited tools and very grateful I had some back up here on e46f just in case I needed it.
Thanks again guys!
Last edited by peytonracer4; 07-14-2012 at 02:45 PM.