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  1. BMW 318i coupe owner in essex 
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    hey just thought id pop by and say HI
     
     

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    Be prepared for the dreaded 318 problems if its a E46 model

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    Welcome,
    What he means is that there are loads of threads for the 318 E46 just in case you have any problems!
     
     

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    brilliant lol, just got it fri, whats the common faults with them?
     
     

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    Yeah fingers crossed u got a good one my 1st e46 318 looked a minter but after 12 months ownership was more of a money pit not just on repairs but fuel too for the little performance i was a bmw virgin so was clueless since owning the 6 clyinder model its been nothing but reliable

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    yeah before i got it, its had a lot of work done to it, new suspension brakes full bmw service history, took it on a 500 mile round trip last weekend and drives mint, it is my first bmw, just gunna wait till the insurance drops a bit in the next couple of years till i upgrade, only prob with it is the airbag light is on :/
     
     

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    One of the common issues is the cooling system, make sure its good coolant, check the levels and as long as the needle is sat vertical when warmed up, it will be sweet.....
     
     

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    Airbag light will be the occupancy seat sensor or check the sestbelt tensioner hasnt been triggered it will be short and scrunched up along the black plastic part where it tightens if in a crash

    Things i had to do in 12 months

    Expansion tank split £60+£40 labour
    Occupancy seat sensor £20 for two bypass sensors total rubbish ended up swapping the seat for another £50
    New catalytic converter and new exhaust £450
    Coil packs £80+£40 labour

    On the plus side it never touched oil i cant ever remember topping it up the 330 loves oil monthly tops are a must

    E46 coupe 318ci
    E46 convertible 330ci
    E46 coupe 325ci
    E85 Z4R 3.0i
    E46 coupe 330ci
    E85 Z4R 2.2i
    E46 convertible 318ci
    E85 Z4R 2.5si
     
     

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