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E46 (1999 - 2006)
The fourth generation 3 Series (E46 chassis) was introduced in 1999 and set the standard for engineering and performance during it's years of production including being named to Car & Driver's 10 best list every one of those years! ! -- View the E46 Wiki

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Old 06-25-2012, 06:30 PM
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F30 lulz

So I had the Xi in with my friend up at the stealership to find an A/C leak, while there I decided to take a look at the F30's in the showroom. Here are a few changes that made me chuckle a bit.

The new expansion tank looks like the Deathstar



Yup, I'm gonna.......use the screwdriver to remove the cover for the tow hook. Putting the screw driver in there is almost an insult.

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Old 06-25-2012, 06:41 PM
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Did you see any evidence of a "diptronic stick" so a person could pretend to check the oil?
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Old 06-25-2012, 07:09 PM
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Old 06-25-2012, 07:18 PM
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Haha that was worth a good chuckle! That is probably the worst tool kit ever. I bet the next generation will have the screwdriver built into the tow hook!

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Old 06-25-2012, 07:28 PM
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I'm just surprised they put any tools in that car.

I figured they would just put a big red "help" button underneath the boot lid, where tools used to go.
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Old 06-25-2012, 07:54 PM
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Thats not a moon it's your expansion tank!
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Old 06-25-2012, 07:57 PM
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Old 06-25-2012, 08:22 PM
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Did you see any evidence of a "diptronic stick" so a person could pretend to check the oil?
I did snap one engine bay photo

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Old 06-25-2012, 10:01 PM
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I did snap one engine bay photo

What's with modern engine bays and big stupid plastic covers? Is she afraid she might get her hands chopped off??

C'mon, show a little leg!
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Old 06-25-2012, 10:38 PM
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The F12/13 tool kit is not different. Except, they gave us a tool pouch for four tools and only a screw driver was in the pouch.

I'm guessing the screwdriver is used for gouging your own eyes out?

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Old 06-26-2012, 06:47 AM
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So behind the times

You guys are so behind the times: the E9x tool kits are no different.

Of course the screwdriver is not needed: the stupid tow hook popout in the bumper pops out all by itself, forceing you to buy new ones constantly. Or maybe people just like stealing them.
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Old 06-26-2012, 06:50 AM
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Look exactly like the expansion tank from my moms old 1997 Golf.
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Old 06-26-2012, 08:06 AM
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Gryph, I'd bet you there wasn't a manual tranny on the lot.
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Old 06-26-2012, 08:38 AM
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Look exactly like the expansion tank from my moms old 1997 Golf.
...and my wife's 2009 Eos. A Death Star filled with pink G12 coolant.
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Old 06-26-2012, 09:58 AM
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Gryph, I'd bet you there wasn't a manual tranny on the lot.
Surprisingly there were several, a 335is, z4, 328i and a 135i. They also had a Alpina B7

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