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    Hello there I'm new to this site and I have owned my 330D E46 for 9 months now and I have to say that I love the car so much but I'm debating letting her go as in these past few months I have had the following fail/replaced

    Automatic gearbox £1500
    Both thermostats (£150)
    Various Coolant Leaks (£200)
    4X tyres £400
    Drilled discs and pads £300
    Swirl flap blanked/egr valve blanked £200
    Fuel injectors X2 refurbed £300

    I know that some of those things are just general maintenance and maybe I bought a lemon? I have literally just had the thermostats replaced and I had a coolant leak that I never let go down to the minimum and the car never overheated but after checking the day after my coolant looks like its full of oil :( and the level has raised does anyone have any ideas besides a head gasket that it could be?
    I'm praying that it's not as I really can't afford much more on the car even though it is a dream to drive. Any advise is great full. Thank you

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    If the engine does not overheat is likely struck pad inside the cylinder head
     
     

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    possible cracks in the block. on the dipstick has spots antifreeze? cooling tubes are inflated?
     
     

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    You need to get combustion leak test done on your car to rule out bad head gasket. You're guessing until you have that done.


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