I love it, thanks for the help guys, definitely much appreciated as I was going bananas last night trying to figure out what I was going to do. Make the purchase and will grab a wrench this weekend (I think saving $400 on labor is in my best favor). Will definitely update on Sunday after I replace, the tank, hoses, and thermo.
2000 323Ci with 129k. Nothing fancy but damn do I love the car.