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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 04-23-2012, 01:56 PM
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New Owner Need Some Assistance

I just got an 04 325i with 118k on it, and i am trying to keep it out of the shop as much a possible. I plan on doing a lot of my own work i am just curious if anyone has any input on preventive maintenance i should preform? I'm in the military and have access to all the tools i need and lifts. Thanks in advance.
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Old 04-23-2012, 02:05 PM
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Read The wiki up above,

Replace the cooling system if it hasn't been changed, especially with summer coming up
maybe a tune up as well (spark plugs, fuel filter, etc.)

More festers will chime in, but almost everything is in the wiki

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Old 04-23-2012, 02:06 PM
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Welcome aboard, GI !

Read the E46 Wiki (link at the top of this page)

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