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    The Story of SKETCHI - 05 ZHP Sedan

    So here is The Story of SKETCHI.

    My wife was in need of a replacement vehicle so we started doing some car shopping for her. She wanted something fun to drive and that was a manual. After numerous cars ranging from an Infiniti G35 coupe to a Miata and others, I suggested that we look into acquiring another E46 chassis BMW. She liked the idea and mentioned that she would like a convertible or a coupe. Looking around it was difficult to find a BMW that fit the criteria for the price/miles/location. So I suggested that we look into a sedan for the practicality of it and that the body lines of the sedan just looked too good not to consider one.

    Browsing the forum here, I found a listing for a 2005 330i ZHP Sedan. Found here
    http://www.zhpmafia.com/forums/showt...05+zhp+raleigh

    Here is an image from the dealership



    After talking to several people including a couple of members that inspected the car, I was able to negotiate a price based on the inspection with the dealership.

    So the basics are

    Year: 2005
    Make: BMW
    Model: 330i
    Transmission type: Manual
    Exterior: Black Sapphire Metallic
    Interior: Black Leather Interior
    VIN: WBAEV53485KM08824

    Stuff that I liked about the car was that it came with

    Factory HID ZKW Headlights
    Heated seats but non-fold rear seats
    Clean Title with no accidents to report. Car was in Texas then NC so no rust on the underbody.

    Car was located about 5 hours away so the wife said she was comfortable driving it back home. So we took a spontaneous road-trip to pick up the vehicle. The drive there was nice and consisted of taking smaller roads instead of the interstate. Took a bit longer but we arrived there. After doing the paperwork, we were handed with the keys to our second zhp.

    Purchase date 3/2/14.
    Mileage 116k

    I was not able to meet some local members due to the time but we had some dinner and planned our way home.

    Gas Station shot with both cars. After fueling up, the drive back was great. We arrived back home around midnight with no issues at all.



    The next day I inspected the car and was satisfied with the purchase. The car did need some work but it was nothing major. The body was straight, motor and trans was smooth, and the car drove like a dream.

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    So fast-forward, here is where I am with the car.

    When I bought the car, the following items were done right at 116k by the Previous Owner

    Valve cover Gasket
    Oil Filter Housing Gasket
    New belts and pulleys
    Coby Wheel Black Alcantara Tri-Stitch Steering Wheel
    The car also had the Cooling system replaced at some point including an ECS Aluminium Water Pump Pulley and also had an AFE Stage 1 Intake installed.

    Maintenance/Repairs includes the following items since my purchase.

    AKG Poly Front Control Arm Bushings - Mileage 118,309
    OE BMW ZHP Shift-Knob - Mileage 118,309
    Oil Change BMW 5W-30/BMW Filter - Mileage 120,118
    OE BMW Fuel Filter - Mileage 120,118
    Mann Cabin Air Filter - Mileage 120,118
    Transmission Fluid - Drain/Refill with Redline - Mileage 120,118
    Differential Fluid - Drain/Refill with Redline - Mileage 120,118
    Power Steering Fluid - Drain/Refill with Redline - Mileage 120,118
    Brake/Clutch Fluid Flush with ATE 200 - Mileage 120,118
    UUC SS Clutch Line/CDV Delete - Mileage 120,118
    NGK BKR6EQUP Spark Plugs - Mileage 120,118
    AFE Intake Dry Air Filter - Mileage 120,923
    Full Set of Tires - Conti Extreme Contact DW - Mounted/Balanced - Mileage 122,858
    OE BMW Passenger Front Right Window Regulator - Mileage 124,662
    Khoalty Headlight lenses coated with Opti-Coat headlight Coating - Mileage 124,670
    OE BMW M3 Engine Mounts - Mileage 125,190
    OE BMW M3 Trans Mounts - Mileage 125,190
    AKG Poly 75d Steering Coupling - Mileage 125,190
    OE BMW center console with cup holder/coin tray - Mileage 125,000
    4 Wheel Alignment - Mileage 125,875
    OE BMW Headlight Lens Gaskets - Mileage 127,005
    Clean Throttle Body and IACV - Mileage 127,175
    Throttle Body Gasket and IACV Grommet - Mileage 127,175
    STETT Performance Upper and Lower Intake Boots - Mileage 127,175
    OE BMW Oil Filter Housing Gasket - Mileage 127,175
    OE BMW Vanos Oil Line - Mileage 127,175
    Oil Change BMW 5W-30/BMW Filter - Mileage 127,175
    OE BMW Performance SSK - Mileage 128,209
    G.A.S DISA Rebuild Kit - Mileage 128,209
    OE BMW M Dead Pedal - Mileage 128,505
    OE BMW A-pillars with inserts - Mileage 129,038
    Takata Passenger side airbag recall - Mileage 129,830 - 6/17/15
    OE BMW Wheel Center Caps - Mileage 131,146
    OE BMW Performance Exhaust - Mileage 131,280
    OE BMW Gas Cap -Mileage 131,621
    OE BMW rear diff bushings - Mileage 131,942
    OE BMW Driver Front Window Regulator - Mileage 132,195
    OE BMW Wiper Blade Set - Mileage 132,257
    OE BMW ZHP M Front Control Arm Set - Mileage 133,103
    Tire Rotation - Mileage 133,103
    Removed Stett Performance Silicone Intake Boots - Mileage 133,728
    Installed OE BMW Upper/Lower Intake Boots - Mileage 133,728
    Removed AFE Intake - Mileage 134,026
    Installed OE BMW Intake - Mileage 134,026
    Mann Intake Air Filter - Mileage 134,026
    Mann Cabin Air Filter - Mileage 134,026
    Oil Change Mobile 1 0W-40/BMW Filter - Mileage 134,263
    OE BMW Front Wheel Hubs/Bearings - Mileage 136,641
    OE BMW Level 2 Cooling System with BMW 50/50 Coolant - Mileage 137,277
    OE BMW Hydraulic Tensioner Assembly including Tensioner Pulley/Idler Pulley - Mileage 137,277
    German Auto Solutions 1.2 Bar Cap - Mileage 137,414
    Removed AKG Poly 85A Front Control Arm Bushings - Mileage 138,183
    Installed OE BMW Z4M Front Control Arm Bushings - Mileage 138,183
    Koni Suspension Kit - Sport Shocks/H&R Sport Springs - Mileage 138,183
    OE BMW Front and Rear Springs Pads/Bump Stops/Dust Boots - Mileage 138,183
    OE BMW Front Strut Mounts with Reinforcement Plates - Mileage 138,183
    Rogue Engineering Rear Shock Mounts with Reinforcement Plates - Mileage 138,183
    OE BMW Z4M (RTAB) Rear Trailing Arm Bushings - Mileage 138,990
    Turner Motorsports RTAB Limiters - Mileage 138,990
    OE BMW Brake pressure sensor 1 - Mileage 138,990
    Brake Fluid Flush with ATE 200 - Mileage 138,990
    OE BMW Tie-rod Assemblies with boots - Mileage 139,649
    OE BMW Front Sway Bar bushings -Mileage 139,649
    4 Wheel Alignment - Mileage 139,663
    Full Set of Tires - Hankook Ventus v12 evo2 - Mounted/Balanced - Mileage 140,100
    OE BMW Mechanical Tensioner with Conti A/C Belt - Mileage 141,610
    Turner Motorsport Power Pulley Kit with Conti Engine Belt - Mileage 141,610
    Siemens/VDO Fuel Pump Assembly - Mileage 144,204
    OE BMW Fuel Pump Assembly Gasket - Mileage 144,204
    OE BMW M3 Fuel Pump Baffle - Mileage 144,204
    Oil Change Mobile 1 0W-40/Mann Filter - Mileage 144,277
    OE BMW Drivers Rear Window Regulator - Mileage 147,802
    Zimmermann Front/Rear Brake Rotors - Mileage 148,081
    EBC RED Front/Rear Brake Pads - Mileage 148,081
    Centric Brake Install Kit with Brake Pad Wear Sensors/ECSTuning Rotor Screws - Mileage 148,081
    Oil Change Castrol Edge 0W-40/Mann Filter - Mileage 151,326
    Mann Intake Air Filter - Mileage 151,326
    Mann Cabin Air Filter - Mileage 151,326
    Redline SI-1 Complete Fuel System Cleaner - Mileage 151,775
    OE BMW Window Switch - Left - Mileage 155,241
    Brake Fluid Flush with ATE 200 - Mileage 158,456
    Full Set of Tires - Continental Extremecontact Sport - Mounted/Balanced - Mileage 158,718
    OE BMW Oil Pan Gasket - Mileage 159,069
    OE BMW Oil Dipstick O-Ring - Mileage 159,069
    Oil Change Liqui Moly 5W-30/Mann Filter - Mileage 159,069
    Liqui Moly MOs2 Anti-Friction Engine Treatment - Mileage 159,069
    Liqui Moly Jectron Fuel Injection Cleaner - Mileage 159,069
    OE BMW Passenger Rear Window Regulator - Mileage 159,203
    OEM FEBI Guibo (Flex Disk) - Mileage 161,355
    OE BMW Driveshaft Center Support Bearing (CSB) - Mileage 161,355
    OE BMW Windshield Cowl Kit - Mileage 165,906
    Oil Change - Liqui Moly 5W-30/Mann Filter - Mileage 167,034
    Liqui Moly MOs2 Anti-Friction Engine Treatment - Mileage 167,034
    Liqui Moly Jectron Fuel Injection Cleaner - Mileage 167,034
    Intake Air Filter Mann Filter - Mileage 167,034
    Cabin Air Filter Mann Filter - Mileage 167,034
    NGK BKR6EQUP Spark Plugs - Mileage 170,486
    BMW Direct Ignition Coil Eldor - Mileage 170,486
    Oil Change - Liqui Moly 5W-30/Mann Filter - Mileage 173,528
    Liqui Moly MOs2 Anti-Friction Engine Treatment - Mileage 173,528
    Liqui Moly Jectron Fuel Injection Cleaner - Mileage 173,528
    Engine Oil Lever Sensor - Hella - Mileage 173,528
    OE BMW Crankcase Vent Valve System (Cold Climate Version) - Mileage 173,692
    OE BMW E46 M3 Oil Cap - Mileage 173,895
    Sekurit Windshield - Mileage 173,951
    OE BMW Windshield Gasket - Mileage 173,951
    Osram CBI D2S HID Bulbs - Mileage 174,132
    OE BMW Wiper Blade Set - Mileage 174,297
    Autocraft Platinum H7 AGM Battery - Mileage 179,702
    Oil Change - Liqui Moly 5W-30/Mann Filter - Mileage 181,000
    Liqui Moly MOs2 Anti-Friction Engine Treatment - Mileage 181,000
    Liqui Moly Jectron Fuel Injection Cleaner -Mileage 181,000
    Intake Air Filter Mann Filter - Mileage 181,000
    Cabin Air Filter Bosch Filter - Mileage 181,000

    Modifications includes the following items

    OE BMW AUX Kit
    ZIZA Master LED Interior Kit
    GoMiniGo Front License Relocate Kit
    OE BMW Performance Glossy Kidney Grills
    Coby Wheel Black Alcantara Tri-Stitch Steering Wheel
    Coby Wheel Black Alcantara/Red-blue stitching shift boot/handbrake boot/arm-rest
    OE BMW Performance SSK
    OE BMW Performance Exhaust
    OE BMW M Dead Pedal
    OE BMW LCM with 4.0 Software with coding for following items
    1) triple blink
    2) tri-fecta lights
    3) brake force display stage 3
    4) euro rear fogs (both inner lights)
    5) euro hazards
    Coding includes following items:
    1) comfort open/comfort close
    2) clown nose blinks
    3) coolant temp gauge calibration
    4) speedometer calibration
    Koni Suspension Kit - Sport Shocks/H&R Sport Spring
    Rogue Engineering RSM
    Turner Motorsports RTAB Limiters
    Turner Motorsport Power Pulley Kit
    Suntek Carbon CXP 35% Window Tint
    OE BMW Alarm Retrofit Kit
    OE BMW E46 M3 Oil Cap
    Osram CBI D2S HID Bulbs
    Last edited by Vas; 02-11-2019 at 12:46 PM.

    His - 2004 Imola Red / Alcantara 330i | 6MT | ZHP |

    Her's - 2005 Black Sapphire Metallic / Black Leather 330i | 6MT | ZHP |

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    Some random shots.













    Last edited by Vas; 04-19-2015 at 10:02 AM.

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    Thanks for the write up Vas.

    "No flamesuit required"
    "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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    Good stuff!
    Randeaux/Rando/John/jr - '06 Cic ZHP; Southern California
    "ZHP or not, I still like you"


    ZHP Performance Package, Cold Weather Package, Leather, Jet Black/Black/BlackCube, NAV
    ESS Stage 1 Twin Screw Supercharger, Sprint Booster, BMW Perf Intake, Magnaflow Exhaust, Dinan TB & STEP S/W, Ground Control Coilovers, UCC Sway Bars, Apex EC-7 18x8.5 ET38
    Dynavin D99+, Hardwire V1 (w/V1 Connection), BSW Stage 1 Speakers, Kicker Amp/Subwoofer
    BMW Performance Strut Brace, Orion V2 Angel Eyes, No-holes License Plate, SMG Paddle Shift Mod, Besian VANOS, Gold DISA, Fan Delete, M3 Side Mirrors
    Note: Actual car no longer resembles signature picture

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    It makes me torn about keeping my ambers looking at your car. Nice black one. :D

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    Well thanks guys.

    Car is begging for some new headlight covers.

    His - 2004 Imola Red / Alcantara 330i | 6MT | ZHP |

    Her's - 2005 Black Sapphire Metallic / Black Leather 330i | 6MT | ZHP |

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vas View Post
    Well thanks guys.

    Car is begging for some new headlight covers.
    They are on my list too. This is the one thats for sale, right?


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    That is correct Shawn.

    I will order some new lenses here shortly. They are not that bad in price.

    His - 2004 Imola Red / Alcantara 330i | 6MT | ZHP |

    Her's - 2005 Black Sapphire Metallic / Black Leather 330i | 6MT | ZHP |

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    I thought you're selling the car?
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    Imolarot / Naturbraun



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