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Old 12-30-2012, 02:03 AM   #1
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Hello from alaska!

I recently sold my camry wagon and bought a very well kept 01 325xi wagon with a 5 speed, this car is world apart from my camry. I have a short list of preventative maintenances to do as i take it out of town and have started on some of them. this forum has a weather of knowledge!

change oil - done
replace valve cover gasket (stunk!) - done
replace coolant tank (it's moist around seam) - ordered
replace air filter - ordered
replace spark plugs - ordered
replace water pump - ordered
replace oil filter gasket - ordered
replace main belt - ordered
flush coolant - waiting for parts
replace vanos oil line (minor leak) - ordered

the vanos is pretty quiet and no weird noises unless it's below zero degrees and then there's a little rattle for about a minute on cold start up. i'm putting that at the end of the list till next summer when weather is warmer. anything else i should consider? i travel out of town frequently.



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Old 12-30-2012, 02:06 AM   #2
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woah! The options that came on your car are pretty sweet! Nice ride! What are your plans for it?
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Old 12-30-2012, 02:57 AM   #3
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the only spirited driving it will see is in the winter in the form of drifting, it's going to be the daily driver and the weekend get away vehicle. my goals are to make it reliable as possible without breaking the bank (ill do my own work) and as efficient as possible. I'd like to do as much as possible to extend it's lifespan.

short of the leather interior I am unfamiliar of what options it has and what is standard... i was doing some googling but came up dry.

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Old 12-30-2012, 03:13 AM   #4
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it has sport and winter package for sure, but I am unsure if it has premium package. Can you toggle the temperature/time/on board computer from the blinker stalk?
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Old 12-30-2012, 03:16 AM   #5
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First time seeing a wagon with red interior.. This is rare
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Old 12-30-2012, 04:00 AM   #6
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Yes you push in the end of of blinker lever to cycle the computer functions. Temp,time,average speed, mpg, time
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Old 12-30-2012, 07:45 PM   #7
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wouldn't the winter package included headlight wipers?
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Old 12-30-2012, 07:49 PM   #8
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Yes you push in the end of of blinker lever to cycle the computer functions. Temp,time,average speed, mpg, time
Sounds like with the exception of navigation, you have a fully equipped E46. You have premium sound(which should have been a giveaway).

Sounds like the previous owner really knew what he/she wanted!

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wouldn't the winter package included headlight wipers?
E46's don't have wipers, but we do have washer nozzles for the headlights on winter package cars. This one has it. See the little rectangular type pieces right below the middle of the headlight lens? It pops out to squirt the headlights.

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Old 12-30-2012, 07:54 PM   #9
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thats a sweet car and it looks like you're on the right track for maintenance
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Old 12-30-2012, 08:10 PM   #10
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Sounds like with the exception of navigation, you have a fully equipped E46. You have premium sound(which should have been a giveaway).

Sounds like the previous owner really knew what he/she wanted!



E46's don't have wipers, but we do have washer nozzles for the headlights on winter package cars. This one has it. See the little rectangular type pieces right below the middle of the headlight lens? It pops out to squirt the headlights.
wow I would have never known about the headlamp washer! Iv inspected the little rectangular piece below the headlamps and figured it was a optional wiper that wasn't included as I have seen wipers on older bimmers I believe.
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Old 01-01-2013, 03:30 AM   #11
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nice car ,wish you have a unforgettable experience here.
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Old 01-15-2013, 01:04 PM   #12
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Thanks! I replaced the CCV, it was causing the car to burn enough oil to make some nasty smells. Not exactly my idea of a good time. I love the car tho, very good driving experience.
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Old 01-16-2013, 02:45 AM   #13
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That interior Now just wrap that trim and the interior is perfect!
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