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#31 of 32 Re: Give Bangle a Break [530ir1150r]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Mar 24, 2010 (7:56 am)
All that seems reasonable at the mileages stated, except the radiator---BMW took a long time to square away their cooling systems. 10 cents a mile is pretty darn good overall. Goes to show ya'....ounce of prevention and all that.....
I do wonder though why BMW can't make a 3 series as comfortable inside for larger people as the much smaller MINI.
#32 of 32 Re: Give Bangle a Break [Mr_Shiftright]
Mar 25, 2010 (6:12 am)
I was under the impression that the radiator has plastic necks and they were the problem; and I did not want to cook the engine. The next radiator flush will be this fall and I will replace the water pump. Also, my 530i is a 5 speed and I think an automatic would cost 1 to 2 cents more per mile.