The Car Thread

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  1. ElysianGuitars

    ElysianGuitars SS.org Regular

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    Go over the rear subframe mount points extremely carefully. The early E46's are notorious for these failing, and sometimes badly enough they total the car, like my 01 330ci. BMW is supposed to fix them because of the class action settlement. You can get an inspection done free at the dealership if you think you have any tearing.
     
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    I did hear about it being an issue with e46's, but I didn't know I could get a free inspection. So I will take your advice on that and go get it checked out for sure. Appreciate the info :hbang:

    As for TG. I agree, the chemistry they have feels genuine compared to the american version which just seemed forced and too 'try hard'.
     
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    asher So Did We

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    The American version is effing terrible :ugh:

    Even with chemistry the guys reek of dudebro.
     
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    Elysian actually said exactly that a few pages back... :agreed:

    I didn't know it was that bad. I'm somewhat glad I didn't get one. :ugh:

    In other news... I'll be attempting to pull my first motor this weekend... Wish me luck! :lol:
     
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    Looked it up mang, he posted that in your NCD thread :lol:

    I've read it can get bad on them, but it doesn't affect ALL e46's. Just gotta be lucky I guess. Good Luck on your engine swap man! :hbang:

    Seriously, I could barely go through one episode :wallbash:
     
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    TheStig1214 Mr. Tophat Jones

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    I was hesitant to bring up the other incarnations of Top Gear because from what I understand the German and Australian versions do pretty well for themselves.
     
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    Just took a ride in a workmate's new Tesla P85D.

    Yeah, it's a bit quick. A bit.
     
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    asher So Did We

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    Just a wee bit.
     
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    I disagree.

    1. The past 2 seasons have been great.
    2. I like all 3 hosts.
    3. Rutledge bought me a beer and we talked cars for a good hour or so in Vegas at a bar on Fremont Street. Dude is exactly the same as he is on the show; just a goofy car nerd with some really odd favorite cars. This was right before season 4 aired,
    5. They no longer just try to imitate the UK one; I love how it's all road trips in mostly awesome cars. The episode with the Saleen S7, Lucra LC470 and Rossion Q1? What a lineup!
    6. Many other reasons. :lol:
     
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    It is a pretty serious issue, and the pre-facelift E46's like yours are the most prone to it. They supposedly started filling the rear rails with foam after they found the issue, so it's not as likely to happen on newer vehicles. Every 01 and older E46 is at risk for it, stock or otherwise modded.

    Here was mine:

    [​IMG]
     
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    Thall My Circuits All My Circuits

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    Thinking about selling my Protege5 and Getting a Sonic Yellow WRX sedan. My friend has one in great shape and and even better price. Only 1,500 WRX's made in that color
     
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    :lol:

    My bad! It all runs together. :lol:

    Thanks man!
     
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    Do. It.
     
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    asher So Did We

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    Doitdoitdoitdoit
     
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    ^do it do it


    Yeah man, I know more now, thanks a lot for the heads up :hbang:
     
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    Thall My Circuits All My Circuits

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    I'm pretty sure I'm getting the car next week. Car is stupid clean, tastefully modded, dad-owned, and has 140k miles. He's dropping the price down to $4k. I'm making off like a bandit!!!!!

    just replaced the valve cover gaskets and sent pictures of the insides. Cleanest motor I've seen. I'm super excited. Already have a lead on a CF hood too. Guy says he'll give me the CF hood if I trade him my stock hood plus $150. He's a friend of a friend. Sounds like a pretty good deal. We'll see
     
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    Hey guys, anyone have experience with bad head gaskets?

    for some reason it's never occurred to me until now, but Im starting to think my car may have some head gasket issues for a couple reasons.

    In the morning when I start up my car after it's been sitting all night it almost always spits out some white exhaust for the first couple seconds after ignition, and the second reason is that the car has always had a small issue with the coolant, a few times Ive had it where Ive gotten the overheat warning light and the thermostat was at a normal temp, I pull over and theres almost no coolant, I fill it up and then don't have any more issues. This is something that has only happened a couple times in the time ive owned the car but even when it doesn't go down to empty I still occasionally find it down from where I last left it.

    Cars a 03 VW Golf TDI for reference
     
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    asher So Did We

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    I had a valve head gasket leak in my 06 330i a few months ago (106k), but all I ever noticed was the smell of gasoline in the cabin.
     
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    Wondering the same about my Charger.

    At 100k miles I started having overheating issues and loss of coolant. A couple of weeks ago (at 101k-ish miles) I had the radiator, a radiator fan, hoses and thermostat replaced.

    I've noticed, even though temp and coolant is fine now, that I still get that maple syrup-y smell.

    I also need new front calipers. And tires... and an alignment... And all new fluids...

    Damn you, 100k mile maintenance! :wallbash:
     
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    Ok then, well hopefully me not smelling diesel is a good thing

    Yea, I haven't touched the radiator or any other part of the coolant system yet, and lol I know the feeling, Ive put way too much money into my car to keep it running instead of replacing it. It just past 300,000km at the end of last year (185k miles) and I got already a few big things coming up that will need to be repaired/replaced
     

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