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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 10-21-2008, 07:13 PM
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Best antifreeze for 2003 325i

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I am wanting to pick up some antifreeze for the car but wanted to get your opinions ok what the best kind is to get? What do you recommend? Thanks so much in advance!
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Old 10-21-2008, 07:16 PM
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BMW OEM from the dealer.

Or www.pelicanparts.com.
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bmw oem from the dealer.

Or www.pelicanparts.com.
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Old 10-21-2008, 09:14 PM
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Thanks guys!
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Old 10-22-2008, 09:48 AM
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I still want someone to tell me why Prestone is $8 a gallon and BMW is $19........
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Old 10-22-2008, 09:58 AM
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I still want someone to tell me why Prestone is $8 a gallon and BMW is $19........
Is it the same stuff? If so, is that okay to buy? Thats a big difference, although if the BMW stuff is better, I'll gladly pay the difference.
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All credible info I've seen says OEM from BMW, mixed accordingly with distilled water. I'll be changing the coolant in my '03 325i this season as well and I'm going OEM. Thats a great car you have!
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I still want someone to tell me why Prestone is $8 a gallon and BMW is $19........
No idea but when I got my new radiator my parts guy said use that coolant and gave me two on the house and said if I don't use it I don't get a lifetime warrenty with my radiator. So it must be good if he trusts it that much. Just never use green coolant in a BMW EVER green BAD! blue GOOD!
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