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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 11-25-2012, 07:06 PM   #1
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05 325xi

Hello

I just joined so Hello ! I have a 05 325XI automatic with 34k on the odometer.
I haven't done too much to the vehicle (DIY'er), new drive belts, flushed the coolant, cleaned the spark plugs ( anti-seeze) on the threads etc., installed audio jack for the IPod.
The independent garage that sold me the car changed the oil, did the front & rear brakes.
soooooooooo far no problems etc,the other car Z3 is taking it's winter nap til spring.
Enjoy the Holidays !
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Old 12-04-2012, 12:27 AM   #2
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Old 12-04-2012, 09:09 AM   #3
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Hi!

Change the oil again with the right stuff. Chances are, the right stuff isn't in there.

Good luck!
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Old 12-04-2012, 11:41 AM   #4
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Wow low miles. Welcome
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Old 01-27-2013, 08:30 AM   #5
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Old 01-27-2013, 08:52 AM   #6
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Old 01-27-2013, 10:53 AM   #7
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Old 01-27-2013, 12:18 PM   #8
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Hi!

Change the oil again with the right stuff. Chances are, the right stuff isn't in there.

Good luck!
Good point, but it all depends on the shop. Since he has a Z3, he could be taking it to BMW focused independent shop, which may be filling it with the right stuff. But it's worth asking, and it still may be better to replace it with BMW oil from the dealership. I have to admit, when I first bought the oil from the dealer, I was pleasantly shocked that the cost was practically the same as I would expect from some auto parts store.

Have a similar 2005 330xi in the same color, but with over 104K. It drives like it just rolled off the line. Hope yours will, too.

Take care of the car, and it will take care of you. Especially in snowy Massachusetts. (I'm in PA, so same diff.)

Great choice and I hope you enjoy it as much as I do mine!
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Old 01-27-2013, 01:03 PM   #9
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Change the oil again with the right stuff. Chances are, the right stuff isn't in there.

Good luck!
I would change it anyways as well. You never know for sure what's in there unless you absolutely trust the place. Even then, I would still change it but thats me.

Nice looking ride with low miles. Have fun!
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Old 01-27-2013, 01:57 PM   #10
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I would change the oil as well. Nice ride, and that is quite the find with miles that low. Enjoy!
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