Originally Posted by E46Titan
Then you obviously don't maintain your cars properly. If the expansion tank goes, which it will, you will loose most of your coolant in a few seconds. The engine will overheat in another few seconds. Pretty catastrophic to me. These are straight 6's. The will warp extremely quickly. There are many many people out there like you who just wait till things fail and many who have had to replace head gaskets or entire engines. Do a little reading and you will see I'm right.
You've owned the car only since 180 K, maybe the PO changed a few of those things out. I cringe if my car is not running at it's best, maybe cause I'm a true enthusiast and want to keep my car like new.
These are not golfs. They are highly tuned sports sedans and need regular preventative maintenance, more so than others. Infact all cars need these things. There is nothing in there that is not part of regular maintenance. They are just suggested times when those parts begin to fail on E46's. Proven time and time again.
I guess you think that trans fluid and diff fluid is lifetime like BMW suggests
. I would put my house up if you can find me any gear oil that will properly protect the internals with 260 K on it. Go ahead prove it to me.
you're right... i don't maintain it properly... it just got to 266 000 by magic...
the engine will overheat in a few seconds? ummmmm.... ok...... I wonder, if i told you my car had 190 000 k would you be like "oh my god you're going to have a catastrophy!!!!" what if i said now its at 200 000.. "oh my god anytime now"... what about 210, 220, 230, 240.. and so on?
WHAT IF it happens and i just go and get it fixed..... imagine that...
my highly tuned sport sedan (cause we all know HOW highly tuning E46's are) won't be able to take it, but then again... these are BMW's.... not the worlds most reliable cars, volkswagen
I mean a BMW shouldn't be expected to last as long as a volkswagen.. its a highly tuned machine....
you make a lot of assumptions...
this is going to brake, that is going to brake, u don't care of your car, the PO must have fixed things...
If they NEED preventative maintence, then how did mine get to 266 000?
just answer me that?
how many kilometers on your car?
have you changed the timing chain?
what about your alternator?
what about your rear bulbs, i mean heaven knows they can only last x amount of kilometers, then they'll fail and you'll have a catastrophy on your hands, so one might ram you from behind.
again, cause you probably missed it... there is preventative to a point... there is nothing wrong with fixing things when they break, you don't have to be all anal about your high tuned E46 monster....
and what do i have to prove to you.. your entire arguement is based on an ASSUMPTION that everything will fall apart if your don't do preventative maintence....