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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 09-18-2012, 10:37 AM
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Let the Breaking Begin

Just hit 100k miles on the commute in this morning! I've been avoiding this day because I told myself I would buy a whole new suspension setup at 100k...
Not to mention all the other maintenance items at 100k!


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Old 09-18-2012, 10:43 AM
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Congrats on 100k!. It's such a baby:P. I just hit 184k in mine.
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Old 09-18-2012, 11:30 AM
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Congrats! Just nearing the 105k border myself, still running very very strong. If you ever think about actually doing that suspension, I've got a few good options you might want to consider like ST or KW:


*ST V1 Coilovers E46 3 Series


KW Coilovers BMW E46 3 Series Sedan, Coupe, Wagon, Vert

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Old 09-18-2012, 01:55 PM
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What maintenance are you going to have done? I am at 110k and am going to have a shop change fluids and valve cover gasket.
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You havent even gotten to the good part yet. My ZHP just crossed 163k today. Get ready, it gets expensive for a while.
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You havent even gotten to the good part yet. My ZHP just crossed 163k today. Get ready, it gets expensive for a while.
You and I know this all to well
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I am at 111k and just replaced my motor mounts... Man what a difference! I didnt realize how much cabin noise and vibrations i was having i had until i felt the new ones i would recommend it especially around 100k plus milage.
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I am at 111k and just replaced my motor mounts... Man what a difference! I didnt realize how much cabin noise and vibrations i was having i had until i felt the new ones i would recommend it especially around 100k plus milage.
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What maintenance are you going to have done? I am at 110k and am going to have a shop change fluids and valve cover gasket.
The largest one is the suspension and all that goes with it- rear shock mounts, strut tower reinforcements for the front (thinking of going with a strut bar too), differential mount, fresh diff and tranny fluid (changed at 70k already), fuel filter (also changed at about 70k), and who knows what else comes up

Most other stuff is fresh: CAs and CABs, cooling system (excluding radiator), spark plugs, VCG, tires, brakes, air filter... All done between 70-95k.

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You havent even gotten to the good part yet. My ZHP just crossed 163k today. Get ready, it gets expensive for a while.
Damn!!! Why did you just say that...something I don't want to hear right now... :-/ Lol
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If you've been diligent on maintenance on everything the only real things to change at the 100K mark are the O2 pre-cat sensors. Everything else comes at around 120K.
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