Re: E36 M3 cooling system leak
- From: "Bob Smitter" <bsmitter@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 22 Oct 2008 18:56:55 -0400
"Alan B. Mac Farlane" <alanb@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
On the other hand ... for just a few thousand more you can trade it in and
get an upgrade to a year 2000 model or better ... where all the new engine
and transmission technology is in there.
So .. for the extra 2K dollars ... I would do a trade in and get a better
system all around and better mileage.
No it won't be a better system. Even more plastic is used in the newer
BMW cooling systems. You think it is expensive to rebuild an E36
cooling system, then watch out for those repairs on an X5 or really
any model from about 2002 onward! Along with newer technology
comes cost cutting, and that is exactly what BMW has done with the
BTW, want to know where some more high tech/cost cutting happened?
The electronics in the SRS. The plastic headlight adjusters. The control
arms and bushings. All of these are very high failure items on newer