Last week I told you that my E46 left me stranded for the first time in 9 years.

Annnnnnd as some of you assumed, it’s a throttle actuator. One of three actually. Two are really accessible and relatively inexpensive, and the other one requires removing the manifold and is really expensive. Guess which one failed?

$1400 for that plus the $600 and change we spent on a tow/rental is really adding up just because I wanted to drive it to VA for the long weekend. All of this and I’m taking the car back with two nails still in the rear tire!

The things we do for cars...