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      05-31-2018, 09:31 PM   #89
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Can’t say I disagree. IIRC the E46 radiator had some plastic parts, and those would break, forcing you to replace the whole thing. The heat in AZ was probably a factor - plastic and rubber just gets killed out here in summer; it might’ve contributed to my fuel and water pump failures as well.
Yup and plastic impellers on water pumps so that you sent plastic bits through your cooling system when it fails? Just dumb shit...
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In my view, once the car gets to 130k, there is a reliability issue.

Now, if I was 20 years old again, and money was a huge issue, 230k is still in the realm of possibility.
Ha! That's exactly the logic behind my moving on from my 328. It was approaching 130k, had a random starting issue over Thanksgiving which went away when the tow truck came to take it to the shop, but otherwise is bullet proof. I do a lot of long distance driving and just figured maybe it was time to buy something newer "just incase".

I kept it though and it's going to be my daughter's first car. It's perfectly reliable for a kid who's being gifted a car.
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Ha! That's exactly the logic behind my moving on from my 328. It was approaching 130k, had a random starting issue over Thanksgiving which went away when the tow truck came to take it to the shop, but otherwise is bullet proof. I do a lot of long distance driving and just figured maybe it was time to buy something newer "just incase".

I kept it though and it's going to be my daughter's first car. It's perfectly reliable for a kid who's being gifted a car.
If the engine was hot when it failed to start, it might’ve been the fuel pump. Sometimes when they’re getting flaky they crap out when hot but then work ok once cooled off.
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If the engine was hot when it failed to start, it might’ve been the fuel pump. Sometimes when they’re getting flaky they crap out when hot but then work ok once cooled off.
Cold start. Had been sitting for at least 24 hours. I've also been chasing an intermittent CEL which is likely related. The code was an evaporation system issue.
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