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    So it begins.... QC_ZHP Journal

    Starting a thread to keep track and share the progress of the ZHP.

    2003 Orient Blue ZHP. Sand. 6MT

    06/15/13 - 63,092 - Purchased
    06/30/13 - 64,592 - Oil Change, Spark Plugs, Rear Diff. Fluid Change, Fuel Filter, License plate strip.
    07/22/13 - 67,000 - Brake System Flush/Bleed
    07/28/13 - 67,129 - Hotchkis Sway Bars, Gruppe M Intake, LED LP bulbs
    xx/xx/xx - 69,950 - K&N Recharge Kit
    09/24/13 - 74,593 - Faux Shark Fin
    09/29/13 - 75,252 - 2 Potenza S04's mounted up front
    10/05/13 - 75,536 - Bilstein PSS Coilover Kit, ECS 10mm spacers (4), RSMs, Oil Change
    11/19/13 - 78,000 - ECS Tuning Xenon leveling sensor, ECS 15mm spacers installed on rear
    12/06/13 - 79,000 - 3.38 OEM BMW rear differential swap, fluid change
    12/20/13 - 81,000 - Euro LCM installed w/ coded options

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    My shipment from TMS came in yesterday, gotta take care of the maintenance first!




    More shipments arriving this week. Probably won't get to wrench on it until this weekend. Plus, I need to pick up a low-pro jack.
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    yep! Maintenance is the key.....if you can mod while doing maintenance....even better
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    Quote Originally Posted by cakM3 View Post
    yep! Maintenance is the key.....if you can mod while doing maintenance....even better
    +1
    "Flame suit NOT REQUIRED!!!"
    Call Me Dane l 2/2004 330i ZHP l 18x8 ET45 BBS CK's wrapped with Michelin Pilot Sport AS3+ @ 245-40-18 l KW V1 Coilovers in front l KW V1 springs w/ Bilstein B8 dampeners in rear l BMW Performance Rotors l UUC StrutBarbarian l Racing Dynamics Rear Strut Bar l Jim Conforti Shark Injector l Light Birch Interior Trim l Bimmian Celly Mount l M3 Trunk Mat l l e90 Performance E-Brake & Shift Knob l M3 Tri-Stitched Boots l AL Headlight Retrofit with ZKW Lenses l CobyWheel Wrap w/M3 Stitching l LCM sw 4.5 triple blink and rear fogs

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    Off to a good start.

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    Finally a break from the bad weather we've been having and I was able to spend some time on the car. Changed the oil, plugs, rear diff. fluid, and fuel filter. All the fluids looked to be in good shape but were changed for peace of mind. I wanted to do the trans fluid but didn't have the right size hex so that will have to wait, as well as the brake fluid flush/bleed & CDV delete. I wish I could've gotten to it today but the weather decided to cut me short.



    Also put in the license plate delete strip from Bavarian Auto, which makes the car look so much cleaner. New headlight lens' and black grilles (still undecided on these) will be here tomorrow. I had just enough time to spray some Sonax on the rear wheels while I had them off and couldn't believe how well that stuff works!

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    Can you share the part number for that license plate delete strip ?

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    Very cool. If you get bored I know another ZHP that is getting close to oil change time... heheh

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vas View Post
    Can you share the part number for that license plate delete strip ?
    Part # : LPR E46 $23.95 @ Bavarian auto. If you go to the website, type in license plate strip and put in your car year/model and it should be the first one.


    Quote Originally Posted by Lost_One View Post
    Very cool. If you get bored I know another ZHP that is getting close to oil change time... heheh
    I'm game! Mine will be going back under the knife for brake & trans. fluid changes whenever the sun decides to come out our way again.

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    Finally had time to install some new parts this weekend. I plan on washing the car up and getting some good pics this week.

    -Khoalty LED license plate bulbs

    -Hotchkis Sways (Front & Rear) Bought these from Hokie, they took away a lot of the body roll. I put them on over at my dads for an extra set of hands, so no pics of the install.



    -Gruppe M Intake. I can't compare to any other intakes, but as everyone knows, this thing roars WOT. I'm going to have to up the gas budget for the next week or so because I can't stay off the pedal!


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    Good work. Well done.
    "Flame suit NOT REQUIRED!!!"
    Call Me Dane l 2/2004 330i ZHP l 18x8 ET45 BBS CK's wrapped with Michelin Pilot Sport AS3+ @ 245-40-18 l KW V1 Coilovers in front l KW V1 springs w/ Bilstein B8 dampeners in rear l BMW Performance Rotors l UUC StrutBarbarian l Racing Dynamics Rear Strut Bar l Jim Conforti Shark Injector l Light Birch Interior Trim l Bimmian Celly Mount l M3 Trunk Mat l l e90 Performance E-Brake & Shift Knob l M3 Tri-Stitched Boots l AL Headlight Retrofit with ZKW Lenses l CobyWheel Wrap w/M3 Stitching l LCM sw 4.5 triple blink and rear fogs

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