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Old 05-19-2006, 11:04 AM   #41
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Your car overheating in stop and go traffic is most likely the auxillary fan. I had the same problem on my car and it turned out to be the fan.
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Old 05-19-2006, 11:21 AM   #42
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cgrizzly888, yes the mechanics actually installed my new fan yesterday!! Car would run back and forth to the Central Valley from the Bay Area in 90 degree heat with no problems. Yet, when I got into stop and go traffic - the needle would go to full red after a couple of minutes!!! The worst part? It happened at the same exact spot both times (the merge lane at the EBound entrance to the Bay Bridge!!!! (There are no emergency lanes on the Bridge....so I was not a happy camper.)

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Old 05-19-2006, 01:01 PM   #43
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mocoso, that's awesome! you should be able to hit 300k easily. but, if decide to make it a fun weekend car, what will be your daily commuter in a couple months?

thanks for the pics of the odometer, awesome!

how much do you think you invested as far as maintenance (everthing included)?
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Old 05-19-2006, 03:17 PM   #44
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225k awesome! keep going!

72k here, and I just ordered a bunch of maintenance stuff. water pump, thermostat, belts, spark plugs, all new fluids etc. I hope my car hits 225k too
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Old 05-19-2006, 04:49 PM   #45
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Old 05-19-2006, 07:27 PM   #46
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108k and ive replaced just about everything lol
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Old 05-20-2006, 01:11 AM   #47
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90K and replaced the Thermostat, Radiator hoses, water pump, Wheel Bearings, Radiator reserve tank and O2 sensors. ( all failed) this is my third BMW and I dont think I´ll buy another one. ( this E46 has left me stranded 3 times already) and 2K in repairs in 1 month.
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Old 05-22-2006, 03:14 AM   #48
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136K and still going strong.............and still running on my stock non sport suspension shocks too

I'm gonna probably replace them soon though.
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Old 05-31-2006, 05:01 PM   #49
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2001 330ci, i've had a ton of problems since i bought it with 58,000 miles on it. now is has 75,000. New Alternator, MAF, New Sunroof Motor, New Auto/Step Tranny (went at 71,000). I cant remember the rest, there were a couple other minor things, but now i have to get new control arms and bushings.
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Old 05-31-2006, 07:40 PM   #50
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Old 05-31-2006, 08:06 PM   #51
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Old 06-06-2006, 08:41 AM   #52
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rear control arm, bushings and i have that stupid bogging idle problem, it stalls when its cold.
thats about it i believe.
knock on wood!!

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Old 06-06-2006, 02:38 PM   #53
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Old 06-06-2006, 03:30 PM   #54
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Old 06-06-2006, 03:31 PM   #55
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I've got 149,547km, took good care of her, regular service, had subframe reinforced, bought the car new, it's never left me stranded, drove it from Toronto to North Carolina in January without a second thought, hope to get another 100,000km out of it!
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Old 11-30-2006, 03:10 AM   #56
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121k 00 328i :-D
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Old 12-01-2006, 12:22 PM   #57
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I have a 2000 323i sedan with 128,000 miles. It has had the typical window regulator failures (six of them), three baffling failures of the power steering pump, and some cooling system problems (reservoir, hoses, thermostat, not water pump, strangely). AC Blower Resistor. Replaced leaking valve cover gasket. Control arm bushings, on my third set of brakes (someone tell me why BMW brake rotors are out of spec if you try to turn them even once http://forum.e46fanatics.com/images/.../banghead.gif). I recently replaced the intake camshaft position sensor. I change the oil about every 7500 miles and replaced the auto trans fluid/filter at about 100k. So far no problems with the trans. (crosses fingers)
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Old 12-01-2006, 12:36 PM   #58
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Old 12-08-2006, 01:57 PM   #59
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170,000 Replaced control Arms. And As Of this morning. I have some codes to fix, Looks like Plugs and Coils... But it still runs awesome....
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Old 12-29-2006, 12:48 AM   #60
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currently @91k
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55k water pump, thermostat ,belts

I have to replace my valve cover gasket, is this about a 2 hour job?

and new control arms and bushings
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