I usually see a bit more of a gap in the thigh support area and more side bolstering. Since this would get very expensive if you pay someone to do it, or just time consuming if you do it yourself, it's just cheaper and easier to put four new tires on the car when the rears are spent -- even if the fronts appear to have some life left in them. In other words it's closer in performance to a 5W-40 oil. It does have 220K miles on it, but the seller has listed a fair amount of recent service, so I think his price may be reasonable. The Xi did not return until the E46 came out. I believe this car is the premium package which comes with fog lights and painted bumpers. Inspections are costly and don't actually include the cost of anything that needs to be replaced.
Have pics of codes from reader. If you read this far, you deserve some pics. I only got 60K miles out of my original unit. My ex's M3 suffered from the same issue. Incidentally, the expansion tank attached to the radiator is also known for its dramatic failure mode think explosion so it should be replaced at the same time as the radiator. I'm an engineer and a perfectionist when it comes to car maintenance. The shift action is smooth, sensuous.
People say these transmissions are good for 150K miles or more and I have to believe that provided the fluid and filter are replaced on a regular basis. The is infamously unreliable beyond 80-120K miles. Ultimately it comes down to a personal choice and what you intend to do with the car. Doing a partial flush every year would be even better. This also applies to the E46, incidentally.
I have invested over 5000 dollars into this car since ive owned it. Tranny light also comes on after 10 miles. Text or email for any questions or if interested. We specialize in helping good people with bad credit. Really don't want to sell it but I want someone else to enjoy it. Interior is in very good shape. I am told you have to take it to the dealership or similar to have them reset it with their diagnostic tool call first, the might no do it or might charge for it.
A classic sign of a slowly dying thermostat is a temperature needle that fails to reach the 12 o'clock position after the car has been running on the road. Tires The car eats tires every 25K miles. This is the scratch mentioned in the ad, I can barely see it. My fuel pressure is at 44psi. I want a technologically simple, normally aspirated, relatively lightweight, high performance vehicle. If you ignore this advice the resulting damage to the engine will make a cooling system overhaul look downright cheap.
They provide neither maximum performance in the summer nor maximum grip in the winter, and thus cripple the car year round. I just went to try a few things in the car, check codes, etc. The engine oil analysis is tracking what appears to be thrust bearing wear so it's anyone's guess as to how much more service I'll get from the engine. My experience has shown that 72K miles is a more practical interval. Driver window off track, only goes down to a certain point- regulator works perfecty just needs to be realigned, passenger rear doesnt go down.
I did replace the bottom hose from the ccv valve that goes down into the oil dipstick. Roadside Assistance: The level of service differs greatly with this warranty, but many manufacturers offer a toll-free number that helps provide assistance in case you run out of gas, get a flat tire or lock your keys in the car. Curb weight 3175 lbs Disclosure Notice: 1 In case the vehicle has not been picked up within 21 days the deal will be null and void. Tools are paid for up front, but pay for themselves in years to come in reduced labor charges and are applicable to both vehicles. I'll be overjoyed if it hits the 300K mark which, at my current rate of mile munching, should be in about three years. Perhaps spurious alarm problem is related to faulty alarm wiring- especially if the alarm is an aftermarket installation. But I did clean it about 3 weeks ago with carb cleaner.
It could use a new passenger side mirror and the driver side door lock is finicky. And for the second time in the car's history the secondary air pump failed. If you tend to keep your cars a long time, prefer to do your own maintenance, and don't have a long commute the manual is probably the better choice. Suspension The car is equipped with struts in the front and. The theory is that the detergent qualities of new fluid can free deposits that can clog the valve body and this can cause more problems than it solves.
Still not sure what is needed to fix this but now the reverse worked today with out a warm up drive. I effectively go through a set of tires every year. Please don't waste mine or your time as I want to sell it to someone who appreciates german engineering for what its worth. Here are several others thqt I am considering, I have not contacted any of these sellers yet. Posted on Jul 10, 2009 I did the same thing. Note: I stopped reporting financial data in 2013. Corrosion Warranty: This warranty focuses on protecting you from holes caused by rust or corrosion in your vehicle's sheet metal.