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Old 11-21-2012, 07:36 PM   #39
Alex323Ci
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Originally Posted by E46Mango View Post
the process in which the engine destroys it self isn't the same, sure, but the end result is often the same: destruction.

Out of the five million E46s you state exist, a tiny percentage of those owners are "car people." an even smaller percentage are enthusiasts. and even if you DO know your E46 information, that still doesn't guarantee you're always staring at your gauge and it certainly doesn't guarantee you'll be in a position to pull over and get your car towed. It's better to spend a little now to prevent the headaches of having to tow.
sometimes its nice to just drive a car with confidence.
we have gone over this many times already. agreed, cooling systems don't cause immediate damage to an engine.

a car with new parts is more advantageous than one with old parts, agreed.

do the majority of E46s that experience a component fail in the cooling system have engine destruction..No.
do some that continue to drive with the Red CEL and Red Water Temp Light and Red Battery Light and Red Radiator Light until the engine stops, absolutely.

i absolutely suggest replacing the water pump before it fails and part of a Service Inspection
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