Ah I see... I think my reasoning before this forum was that if I encountered any issues with the cooling system I would simply shut the car off and tow it home... then fix whatever was wrong. I had luck doing that with my last car (96 e320) and despite spending every other weekend under the hood of that thing, I only had one issue with the cooling system (a burst hose and plastic adapter). I ended up retrofitting the cheap plastic parts between the hoses with brass fittings from home depot
Originally Posted by tock172
Water pump pulley supposedly sheared off, engine began to heat up and was immediately shut off. Then when being repaired the expansion tank was found to be compromised as well.
But going off of what I've seen on the forum the e46 seems to be much more temperamental so I'd much rather invest 750 to protect the engine than spend who knows how much on a new car
Last edited by VIKTR; 08-27-2012 at 11:28 AM.