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      11-14-2018 05:07 PM #26
      Quote Originally Posted by Cabin Pics View Post
      Oh, how exciting!

      There's a small chance of snow Friday night/Saturday in Chicago.

      Color me excited!
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      11-14-2018 05:08 PM #27
      Quote Originally Posted by Cabin Pics View Post
      Oh, how exciting!

      There's a small chance of snow Friday night/Saturday in Chicago.

      Color me excited!
      There will be a small chance of snow every day in Chicago from now until about tax day. Maybe even until May day.

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      11-14-2018 05:11 PM #28
      I didn't even realize that Bluetooth was a thing in 2004. What all can you do with it on this car? Phone calls only, or music?

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      11-14-2018 05:15 PM #29
      Nice find. That'll be a fun commuter.
      I keep up with traffic with only 90 hp. What's your superpower?
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      11-14-2018 05:16 PM #30
      Quote Originally Posted by cseaman View Post
      I didn't even realize that Bluetooth was a thing in 2004. What all can you do with it on this car? Phone calls only, or music?
      You use it to call for help when you break down from a total cooling system failure.
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      11-14-2018 05:18 PM #31
      Quote Originally Posted by cseaman View Post
      I didn't even realize that Bluetooth was a thing in 2004. What all can you do with it on this car? Phone calls only, or music?
      It started becoming a thing on phones back in the late 90s/early 2000s.
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      11-14-2018 05:20 PM #32
      Quote Originally Posted by ForTheWin View Post
      That's a great buy and the pics make it even better. Solid 10/10.
      I'm day drunk in new England, so this seems like a great buy. I'm currently trying to say no to a Lincoln continental with 75k miles and its going poorly.

      Andy help me. Please, help me. I can't out-drink these people. We've been drinking since 10 am.
      If I were a supermarket lobster, I wouldn't wish for anything less than nuclear Armageddon.

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      11-14-2018 05:28 PM #33
      I'm seeing posts in this thread from people I've never seen post before but they have avatars. They must be drawn to the thread title.

      Congrats on the E46 score. Looks clean, and the low mileage is nice. Should be a wonderful commuter, and the cooling system issues are easily solved with a medium sized chunk of money. Just do it all at once.

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      11-14-2018 05:30 PM #34
      Besides freshening up the cooling system, is there anything else I need to watch out for with this thing?

      If the cooling system fails as long as I catch it in time I should be alright, correct?

      Does the motor eat itself if the water pump fails or does it just overheat?
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      11-14-2018 05:34 PM #35
      Quote Originally Posted by Crispyfritter View Post
      I'm seeing posts in this thread from people I've never seen post before but they have avatars. They must be drawn to the thread title.

      Congrats on the E46 score. Looks clean, and the low mileage is nice. Should be a wonderful commuter, and the cooling system issues are easily solved with a medium sized chunk of money. Just do it all at once.

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      11-14-2018 05:36 PM #36
      Quote Originally Posted by Cabin Pics View Post
      Besides freshening up the cooling system, is there anything else I need to watch out for with this thing?

      If the cooling system fails as long as I catch it in time I should be alright, correct?

      Does the motor eat itself if the water pump fails or does it just overheat?
      Just overheats.

      If you start smelling coolant, pull over immediately.

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      11-14-2018 05:37 PM #37
      Quote Originally Posted by davewg View Post
      We come out of our holes for the really good stuff.
      Haha, I know you, silly goose.

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      11-14-2018 05:42 PM #38
      Quote Originally Posted by Crispyfritter View Post
      Just overheats.

      If you start smelling coolant, pull over immediately.

      Chris
      I haven't ordered it yet, but I've got a cart together on Amazon for radiator, expansion tank, new caps, new upper and lower hoses, water pump, and thermostat.

      $258 after shipping and tax.

      Not bad.
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      11-14-2018 05:43 PM #39
      Quote Originally Posted by Crispyfritter View Post
      Haha, I know you, silly goose.

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      11-14-2018 05:44 PM #40
      Quote Originally Posted by Cabin Pics View Post
      I haven't ordered it yet, but I've got a cart together on Amazon for radiator, expansion tank, new caps, new upper and lower hoses, water pump, and thermostat.

      $258 after shipping and tax.

      Not bad.
      Thanks Obama
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      Asking OT for relationship advice makes about as much sense as asking TCL what car to buy.
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      11-14-2018 05:45 PM #41
      Quote Originally Posted by Cabin Pics View Post
      I haven't ordered it yet, but I've got a cart together on Amazon for radiator, expansion tank, new caps, new upper and lower hoses, water pump, and thermostat.

      $258 after shipping and tax.

      Not bad.
      That's unbelievable. I don't think I could do that in a mid 90's Ford Truck.

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      11-14-2018 05:58 PM #42
      Quote Originally Posted by Crispyfritter View Post
      That's unbelievable. I don't think I could do that in a mid 90's Ford Truck.

      Chris
      My bad, I guess I didn't have the radiator on there.

      It's $388

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      11-14-2018 06:03 PM #43
      Quote Originally Posted by Cabin Pics View Post
      Besides freshening up the cooling system, is there anything else I need to watch out for with this thing?
      Valve cover gasket, pretty easy DIY repair and you can ignore it as long as you don't mind the smell of oil burning off the exhaust manifolds.
      Catalytic converters can be expensive but I would guess those will be ok until at least 125k - 150k miles.
      Oil filter housing gasket likes to leak but another straightforward DIY.
      Mine ate a steering angle sensor at one point. That and the water pump were the only real failures I had with 225k miles and a Vortech supercharger.

      TCL likes to make used BMW ownership sound more difficult than it really is. They are fun cars to hustle down some back roads despite being a little underpowered.

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      11-14-2018 06:05 PM #44
      Quote Originally Posted by NeverEnoughCars View Post
      It started becoming a thing on phones back in the late 90s/early 2000s.
      First phone with bluetooth was released in 2000 and Chrysler was technically first automaker to introduce it in a vehicle.

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      11-14-2018 06:06 PM #45
      Quote Originally Posted by Sonderwunsch View Post
      Valve cover gasket, pretty easy DIY repair and you can ignore it as long as you don't mind the smell of oil burning off the exhaust manifolds.
      Catalytic converters can be expensive but I would guess those will be ok until at least 125k - 150k miles.
      Oil filter housing gasket likes to leak but another straightforward DIY.
      Mine ate a steering angle sensor at one point. That and the water pump were the only real failures I had with 225k miles and a Vortech supercharger.

      TCL likes to make used BMW ownership sound more difficult than it really is. They are fun cars to hustle down some back roads despite being a little underpowered.
      Its gonna feel like a rocket ship compared to the PourRunner
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      Asking OT for relationship advice makes about as much sense as asking TCL what car to buy.
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      About 5 oclock I realized I needed to go to Costco for some white people stuff.

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      11-14-2018 06:08 PM #46
      Quote Originally Posted by Sonderwunsch View Post
      Valve cover gasket, pretty easy DIY repair and you can ignore it as long as you don't mind the smell of oil burning off the exhaust manifolds.
      Catalytic converters can be expensive but I would guess those will be ok until at least 125k - 150k miles.
      Oil filter housing gasket likes to leak but another straightforward DIY.
      Mine ate a steering angle sensor at one point. That and the water pump were the only real failures I had with 225k miles and a Vortech supercharger.

      TCL likes to make used BMW ownership sound more difficult than it really is. They are fun cars to hustle down some back roads despite being a little underpowered.
      I've found while you need to work on Toyota's and Honda's less, the parts typically are not any cheaper than parts for German cars.

      I'm really looking forward to having a RWD car, and I'm looking forward to having a manual again.

      I owned a 2003.5 MkIV 1.8T, the M54 in this car has to be easier to work on than the 1.8T - Plus no timing belt. I don't mind doing a lot of the stuff myself. Depends on what it is, and what else I have going on at the time. This time of year I'm more apt to get in the shop and work on things on the weekends.

      When it's nice out and lake weather, well, I'm going on the boat, and I'll pay someone.
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    23. 11-14-2018 06:21 PM #47
      Nice, nice find... Good for you.

      However, technically, and I really hate to nit-pick, but... Today was a very even day.

      That is all.


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      11-14-2018 06:25 PM #48
      They are really really easy to work on, BMW must have made a fortune servicing these cars. The cooling system stuff everyone likes to gripe about is so simple a child could do it.

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      11-14-2018 06:54 PM #49
      Quote Originally Posted by Sonderwunsch View Post
      They are really really easy to work on, BMW must have made a fortune servicing these cars. The cooling system stuff everyone likes to gripe about is so simple a child could do it.
      I'm really looking forward to getting the car. I'll probably throw some new pads on it and eventually some new shocks/struts. I've heard the suspension is a little "soft".
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      11-14-2018 06:55 PM #50
      Quote Originally Posted by patrikman View Post
      Asking OT for relationship advice makes about as much sense as asking TCL what car to buy.
      Quote Originally Posted by ChillOutPossum View Post
      About 5 oclock I realized I needed to go to Costco for some white people stuff.

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