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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 03-10-2013, 12:29 PM
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Replace EVERYTHING if your going to do the cooling system even though your only at 75k miles. One thing about BMW is that the cooling system and belts/tensioners are the first things to go.

I learn from the beginning since owning my 02 330i for more then 10 years is to use OEM and to replace things as "preventive maintenance". The Stewart water pump is a waste of money. I'm sure there is a ton of us, including myself who used the OEM waterpump with zero problems. You can get the entire cooling system overhaul as a package for a great price at getbmwparts.com

The only time the car has let me down was years ago, alternator died a few thousand miles out of warranty. Other then that, 10+ years of problem free driving.
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Old 03-11-2013, 08:34 AM
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Are you of the mind set that the radiator must go as well?
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Old 03-11-2013, 04:10 PM
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Replace radiator only if it's leaking ....
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