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E46 Xi Forum
The E46 XI was produced from 01-05 in sedan and touring body styles. Powered by either a 2.5L inline 6 in the 325xi or a 3.0L inline 6 330xi. Discuss all thing about BMW AWD E46 'Xi' here.

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Old 07-08-2011, 03:17 PM   #1
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I am returning from a long deployment and am really worried about my 2003 325xi. It has been sitting in my driveway for nearly 2 years with noone starting it or driving it around. I am wondering if/what are some of the issues i can expect to encounter getting it to run again.

I will be having it towed to my indy for fluid changes, and anything else that might be needed.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated

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Old 07-08-2011, 03:25 PM   #2
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Get everything checked (brakes, filters, and cooling to start with). Also probably going to need a good detail to get it looking right again.

Glad to see that you are making it home safely and thank you for your service!
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Old 07-08-2011, 03:38 PM   #3
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Thanks for the response.....gonna get a full tune up, fluids all changed and flushed, and anything else. I am just hoping my engine/tranny will be ok after sitting for so long
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Old 07-08-2011, 04:20 PM   #4
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Tires may be flat and battery may be dead.
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