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    Posted: 03 Sep 2019 at 1:31pm
Hello again,

What a lovely day today! I've been out and photographed my new purchase and it gives me great pleasure to share those pics with you now.
I am in love with it, on this my second day of ownership, I drove it back to Norwich from Kent yesterday and it never missed a beat.
Look closely and you will see that the alloys are in a terrible state; corroded, pitted, kerbed, scratched.... AWFUL. I knew this before I bought it, and it is first on my list of jobs to do on the car - I've already been and had a repair quote today.
Anyway, the photos.....

https://www.flickr.com/photos/184582740@N02/albums/72157711013653531

Edited by N-Dog - 29 Sep 2019 at 8:50pm
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Don't you just LOVE that PhotoBucket logo...…
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote rpennington Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 Sep 2019 at 8:09pm
Hi N-Dog
Nice looking E46 cab. I am sure you will enjoy the car, I had a 1999 E46 323i saloon auto for 12 years until 2 years ago,my first bmw & loved it. Now own a 2011 E90 m sport.
Shame the photobucket logo ruins the photos,I use Flickr.

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Nice car !
Talk to the E46 Register Captain about your second job - coolant system refresh.
Darkness gone, go Darknes2, go Frozen, go Tronic
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote N-Dog Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 Sep 2019 at 7:47am
Thanks Nick.... why do you think that is necessary?
It's got a great service history at Ardens (now Listers?) of Maidstone, from where it was purchased new. It has ALWAYS been serviced there (until 2018) and when the second owner traded it in, in late 2018, Ardens were so sure of the car that they sold it off their main dealer forecourt just after Christmas 2018 - when the car was 13 years old. That's confidence!
Temp gauge never caused me any concern on the drive from Kent to Norwich....
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The plastic expansion bottles age and then fail suddenly with no warning. The radiator ages, and often starts to bow out at the bottom where you can't see, then starts to leak. Whilst you're in there replace the top and bottom hoses, thermostat and water pump as they're not very expensive and can also fail.
E46's are now at the age where these parts can cause issues and should be replaced as wear items. But they don't appear in any service schedules as BMW never intended us to care for and keep the cars so long.
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Originally posted by NickDE NickDE wrote:

The plastic expansion bottles age and then fail suddenly with no warning. The radiator ages, and often starts to bow out at the bottom where you can't see, then starts to leak. Whilst you're in there replace the top and bottom hoses, thermostat and water pump as they're not very expensive and can also fail.
E46's are now at the age where these parts can cause issues and should be replaced as wear items. But they don't appear in any service schedules as BMW never intended us to care for and keep the cars so long.

All noted, many thanks Nick
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I've now dumped photobucket, they're useless. Like you, I'm now using flickr.
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