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My 325ci is undriveable right now due to cold weather and the mayo problem. Out of boredom I looked up the current NSX ($140K). I guessed kinda just a tad of $ for me (I'll do at $120K :) ) so I lowered the bar. The older NSX is not so bad, except that the price is now half that of the new NSX. Used M3 or used NSX? Hmm. :dunno:
 

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My 325ci is undriveable right now due to cold weather and the mayo problem. Out of boredom I looked up the current NSX ($140K). I guessed kinda just a tad of $ for me (I'll do at $120K :) ) so I lowered the bar. The older NSX is not so bad, except that the price is now half that of the new NSX. Used M3 or used NSX? Hmm. :dunno:
Ooh the NsX was my childhood dream. I would go for that. M3's are 10 a penny. But the NSX. what even happened to the water spurt icon


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from bmw2001-325ci to Honda1991NSX.

My 325ci is undriveable right now due to cold weather and the mayo problem. Out of boredom I looked up the current NSX ($140K). I guessed kinda just a tad of $ for me (I'll do at $120K :) ) so I lowered the bar. The older NSX is not so bad, except that the price is now half that of the new NSX. Used M3 or used NSX? Hmm. :dunno:
I can tell you that the NSX is a superior car to any BMW (I had a '94). You should be able to get a good one for ~$40K or so. Be prepared to go through tires, however.

Personally, I'm kind of looking at an Alpina B6...
 

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from bmw2001-325ci to Honda1991NSX.

My 325ci is undriveable right now due to cold weather and the mayo problem. Out of boredom I looked up the current NSX ($140K). I guessed kinda just a tad of $ for me (I'll do at $120K :) ) so I lowered the bar. The older NSX is not so bad, except that the price is now half that of the new NSX. Used M3 or used NSX? Hmm. :dunno:
The mayo is really only a problem when it freezes.
https://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=1185209

Couple of tips to get e46's thru winter with minimum mayo issues:

1. If automatic - remove the viscous clutch fan. This reduces cooling capacity and will raise the temp a degree or two more - which is essential to burn off the condensation which caused the mayo. And make sure your thermostat is functioning. Often M5x t-stats soft fail partially open.

2. If you cannot help but do short trips when you shut the car off remove the oil fill cap. This allows the valvetrain to breathe and for the inside and outside temps to equalize - reducing the condensation and mayo

3. Bi-Weekly drop an ounce of seafoam into the CCV hose off the valve cover using a turkey baster. The seafoam helps dissolve any mayo trapped in the oil separator spirals and particularly the dipstick return tube.
https://forum.e46fanatics.com/picture.php?albumid=7833&pictureid=39987

4. Install BMW cold air restrictors. BMW Sell two OE panels that cover the kidney grills for cold weather operation. Or you can build your own like I have installed on my e46 winter beater.
https://forum.e46fanatics.com/picture.php?albumid=8774&pictureid=46743

5. Install a catch can
https://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=1133457

6. Swap to an M56 valve cover
https://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=1120102

Edit: or 7 - replace with a Honda :)
 
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