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Old 07-10-2009, 02:05 PM   #31
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Not too many e46s with high millege
hmmmmmm makes u wonder lol
2001 E46 330xi .. 298,000km original clutch,tranny,engine.


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Old 07-10-2009, 02:06 PM   #32
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Old 07-21-2009, 12:39 AM   #33
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'02 325i 5spd just broke 185k

Got the car at 175k at the start of June. Other than the regular stuff, nothing has been done (full records).
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Old 07-21-2009, 08:32 AM   #34
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Just broke 200,000 on my 2002 330i. Still on the original tranny and motor.
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Old 07-21-2009, 08:40 AM   #35
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today's bmw motors aren't as reliable or should say less problematic as many years earlier.
If you take really good care of your car - there is no doubt you'll get 500k out of it.
I had a e30 with just over 360k that was still in nice shape. If you basically maintained an e30 and all you did was oil change even if it were a scrap with 300-500k it would still be running. Now if you owned a modern bmw with the same amount of k, no chance in lasting.
They aren't designed the same with the same things in mind.

To give you an example. That last water storm we had a few years back? e46's were coming into the dealership in droves. All having vapor lock, knocking, bent connecting rods. My buddy who got stuck in a huge puddle up to his knees with his e30 managed to get the car started in that puddle because it stalled and drove it out. No problems with the motor. This is the difference. Do the cars drive much better today? no doubt. Are they nice...very...are they as reliable? no.
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Old 07-21-2009, 10:02 AM   #36
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today's bmw motors aren't as reliable or should say less problematic as many years earlier.
If you take really good care of your car - there is no doubt you'll get 500k out of it.
I had a e30 with just over 360k that was still in nice shape. If you basically maintained an e30 and all you did was oil change even if it were a scrap with 300-500k it would still be running. Now if you owned a modern bmw with the same amount of k, no chance in lasting.
They aren't designed the same with the same things in mind.

To give you an example. That last water storm we had a few years back? e46's were coming into the dealership in droves. All having vapor lock, knocking, bent connecting rods. My buddy who got stuck in a huge puddle up to his knees with his e30 managed to get the car started in that puddle because it stalled and drove it out. No problems with the motor. This is the difference. Do the cars drive much better today? no doubt. Are they nice...very...are they as reliable? no.
you don't know what your talking about ..

so for 360k in your car you never changed a radiator? alternator? thermostat? brake pads and rotors? belts?

it doesnt matter what car you have you will need to eventually change those parts.

hydro-lock what cars? where did they drive? how big was the puddle? did they have air intake? because I heard a lot of Dinan bmw's crying that day and anyone else that had an intake go low to the ground.
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Old 07-21-2009, 02:07 PM   #37
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Everything original except for brake pads, rotors, headlights, control arms, rear trailling arm, spark plugs, filters, power steering pump + lines basically all maintenance stuff I've done on it.

I possibly have to change the thermostat & o2 sensor soon... cause I have a idle problem lol...

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Old 09-04-2009, 01:34 AM   #38
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Old 09-04-2009, 01:53 AM   #39
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Old 09-04-2009, 07:12 AM   #40
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1985 325e - Over 500k when I sold it 6 years ago (saw it driving around a few years ago)
1990 325i - 342k - Body was in super rough shape, engine was solid.
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Old 09-04-2009, 07:59 AM   #41
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Old 09-04-2009, 09:43 AM   #42
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the car runs better and pulls harder than cars 10 years newer! haha
I guess since it's only ever seen the best synthetic oil and 94+ fuel the engine stays in pretty good shape
nothing can touch a well maintained bmw the only problem is these can be hard to find so many of these cars are leased and beat to shit then sold off at dealerships
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Old 09-04-2009, 10:18 AM   #43
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Ex. E34 Owner with 330,000km Same engine, going strong When I had it. I notice the more a BMW is drivin the better it gets, I won't be nervous to buy a high km BMW, It's a runner.

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Old 09-04-2009, 10:21 AM   #44
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1998 328 222k kms. Replaced all accessories and clutch. Otherwise original. This car takes a licking every time i start it up. Synthetic oil and v-power.

1990 325iX over 330K kms Dunno the history, head was rebuilt. Still runs ok, awd works, both diffs are good.

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Old 09-07-2009, 05:27 PM   #45
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crossed 245 000 Km this weekend...

made it to Montreal/Quebec City without a glitch..

only things changed to date:
brakes (reg maintence)
brake calipers
control arms/ ball joints (reg maintence) IMO
tie rods
thermostat
battery (reg maintence)
oil/ oil filter/ air filter (reg maintence)
sunroof track thing


THATS IT!!!!!

BUT:

AC doesn't work (i don't care)
airbag light comes on and off when it wants to
oil sensor needs to be replaced
rust forming on the car
hood latches needs to be replaced (hood sticks)
Rear diff mount needs to be replaced (makes a clunking noising during shifts)
Wiper linkage is broken, but still works... i have the part, just havn't had time to fix it.

It's honestly been one of the cheaper cars I've had to maintain.. i mean its no civic, but its up there $$ wise is maintence..
watch tommorrow my clutch gets smoked..lol
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