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Old 07-17-2006, 11:06 PM   #16
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Man that's unfortunate what happened to your radiator today Harry, but I wouldn't say you're cursed---you just been having a bit of bad luck with that car. Things with the ///M will pick up and get much better. I haven't had mine very long and I have had bad luck also. I wouldn't worry about it.
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Old 07-17-2006, 11:09 PM   #17
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If you are looking at a 318..

I suggest getting a 95-97 318is!
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Old 07-17-2006, 11:42 PM   #18
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Old 07-18-2006, 07:16 AM   #19
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I replaced my radiator in about 20min. Bleeding the system actually takes longer. Word of advice: if you've never seen it done, pick up a pair of new clips from the dealer. There's a learning curve in removing/installing them, and you may end up breaking them in the process.

c1apton: the fan delete mod was born from the PTG racing teams, and is dyno proven. If done correctly and the rest of the cooling system is working properly, there should be no issues. Typical causes of failure as you might guess are improper bleeding, failure to flush and refill, and incorrect mixture. I do have to say the car is noisier with the mod because the aux fan is constantly running. But I've had my fan delete for a year now with no problems whatsoever . . any issues I've had were atrributed to my stupidity
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Old 07-18-2006, 11:24 AM   #20
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c1apton: the fan delete mod was born from the PTG racing teams, and is dyno proven. If done correctly and the rest of the cooling system is working properly, there should be no issues. Typical causes of failure as you might guess are improper bleeding, failure to flush and refill, and incorrect mixture. I do have to say the car is noisier with the mod because the aux fan is constantly running. But I've had my fan delete for a year now with no problems whatsoever . . any issues I've had were atrributed to my stupidity
Team PTG designed it for the TRACK, not for daily driving, especially stop and go. On the track, you are always pushing air across the radiator, since the AC condenser is removed for performance and weight reasons. I still question its abilities on a daily driven vehicle. I still can't believe BMW would run plastic end tanks, no matter how well they are made. I will probably go for an aluminum one during my engine swap later this year.
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Old 07-18-2006, 03:29 PM   #21
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Harry listen to me dammit, sell that car now, buy ANY car as long as it has a warranty. Some people are just unlucky, you will continue to lose money if you don't do this. I told you this with the 328, and every 2 weeks you prove me right.

Get a car with a warranty!
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Old 07-18-2006, 03:41 PM   #22
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sorry to hear this happened, how much do new radiators run for?

i've also had the fan delete for a while now and haven't had any problems either
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Old 07-18-2006, 07:39 PM   #23
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Stock radiators run about $150, but these guys are talking aluminum, I think for around $300.
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Well i think im gonna go out and replace that little plastic connector piece. Do they make em in metal?
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Harry listen to me dammit, sell that car now, buy ANY car as long as it has a warranty. Some people are just unlucky, you will continue to lose money if you don't do this. I told you this with the 328, and every 2 weeks you prove me right.

Get a car with a warranty!

I agree completely here. You've had more trouble with your cars in the past couple years than chris and I and zak have all had combined. Other than my engine rebuild of course. You really need a warranty. get something certified pre-owned at least.
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Old 07-19-2006, 09:01 AM   #26
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I agree completely here. You've had more trouble with your cars in the past couple years than chris and I and zak have all had combined. Other than my engine rebuild of course. You really need a warranty. get something certified pre-owned at least.
But then I couldn't be his mechanic anymore...
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Old 07-19-2006, 09:14 AM   #27
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Harry listen to me dammit, sell that car now, buy ANY car as long as it has a warranty. Some people are just unlucky, you will continue to lose money if you don't do this. I told you this with the 328, and every 2 weeks you prove me right.

Get a car with a warranty!

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humn may i suggest some watter wetter while using the fan

and i say go aluminum!
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But then I couldn't be his mechanic anymore...

E46 would give you something brand new to work with and learn on.
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