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View Poll Results: How many miles are currently on your E46?
500,000+ 5 0.82%
400,000+ 0 0%
300,000+ 0 0%
200,000+ 12 1.96%
150,000+ 87 14.19%
100,000+ 368 60.03%
Less than 100,000 (Don't post it in the thread!) 141 23.00%
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Old 02-27-2008, 04:34 PM   #1
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High mileage thread - post here and hit the poll if you are over 100k miles

So I'm interested in the high mileage thread here:

http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=389383

But it needs a poll and has too many random sub 100k miles posts cluttering it up.

Please post your year and miles here if you are OVER 100k miles. It would also be cool to find out what major work you've had to do to your car to get it that far. Pics of odometers would be great, email them to me if you don't know how to post.

I'll compile a list of the top 10 or so high miles E46s at the top of this thread.
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Old 02-27-2008, 04:35 PM   #2
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Old 02-27-2008, 06:00 PM   #3
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I'd love to hear more from the person that has over a half million miles on their e46.
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Old 02-27-2008, 06:08 PM   #4
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I want to make a point:

Technically, "how many miles" just don't cut it if we are just talking about the miles that are driven. Anyone can get to 500K miles on their odometer with 5 new engines replacement and perhaps 5 transimission rebuilts etc...(Ex: I got a car with 300K+ miles but went through 3 engine rebuilts. Does that count?) Get my picture? Why don't we base this poll on originality. Let's say highest mile on original engine, block, and transmission (excluding regular maintenance). Just my 2 cents. Let me know what you guys think?
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Old 02-27-2008, 06:24 PM   #5
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Old 02-27-2008, 06:45 PM   #6
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Old 02-27-2008, 07:55 PM   #7
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I want to make a point:

Technically, "how many miles" just don't cut it if we are just talking about the miles that are driven. Anyone can get to 500K miles on their odometer with 5 new engines replacement and perhaps 5 transimission rebuilts etc...(Ex: I got a car with 300K+ miles but went through 3 engine rebuilts. Does that count?) Get my picture? Why don't we base this poll on originality. Let's say highest mile on original engine, block, and transmission (excluding regular maintenance). Just my 2 cents. Let me know what you guys think?
That's too complicated IMHO. If you have a million miles on 3 engines and 6 transmissions, just post the miles and qualify it with the work that you did.

Either way I'd like to know what maintenance it takes to get to 500k miles.
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Old 02-27-2008, 08:00 PM   #8
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I'd love to hear more from the person that has over a half million miles on their e46.
Me too.

BTW, I just figured out that you can't edit your own post after a certain number of minutes. I'll try to submit a change to post #2 in a couple weeks if there is good response to this thread.
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Old 02-27-2008, 08:05 PM   #9
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Old 02-27-2008, 08:10 PM   #10
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leaky differential output flange seal at 121k
replaced intake boot at 123k
front door speaker grille fell off at 124k (and cost more than the previous two!)
transmission currently acting a little weird (bad 2nd gear syncro?) and leaking fluid slowly. Also need new bushings all around the shift linkage.

(does it bother anyone else that the bars on the poll are not drawn to relative scale?)
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Old 02-28-2008, 01:43 PM   #11
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Old 02-28-2008, 05:36 PM   #12
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Old 02-28-2008, 05:47 PM   #13
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131K Miles and going strong. Knock on faux wood interior.
The e46 wood is not fake actually.

Oh and 164,000 no major work
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Old 02-28-2008, 05:59 PM   #15
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Old 02-28-2008, 06:04 PM   #16
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I promised my self to buy Porsch 911 when this one dies. With the way this baby runs, it doesnt look like I am going to be driving a Porsch any time soon.

It runs like when I first got it, other that little wear and tear in the leather seats you cant tell this is a 8 year old car 200k Miles.
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Old 02-28-2008, 08:58 PM   #17
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Old 02-28-2008, 09:28 PM   #18
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113,000 k miles.

Running strong, clutch is about to go out on me. No major work since I got it at 83,000k. Also when I steer very hard to the right, feels like my sway bar hits something and then power steering acts weird, also got a weird click coming from gas pedal, found one other person w/ same problem... still don't know what it is!

BUT running strong, still pulls all the way to 6350k
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Old 02-28-2008, 09:35 PM   #19
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102K. can you change the pole so we can revote when we hit higher #s? otherwise sweet thread
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