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  1. #1
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    Fredo's ZHP Project

    My search for a ZHP started 2+ years ago. At first, I noticed some 330i's had nice wheels (OEM style 135). Then I found this site and grabbed all the ZHP info I was missing. My preferences were:

    1 - IR or AW sedan
    2 - Mostly stock
    3 - Local transaction
    4 - ZHPMafia seller

    All of the above came to reality on Feb-2015 when I found this ad:
    http://www.zhpmafia.com/forums/showt...%29-10-000-OBO

    I made an appointment with SoarinZHP for 14-Feb-2015. He showed on time for the test drive, answered all my questions, gave me plenty of time to check the car and had the service records handy. What a great seller and car. I could tell immediately this ZHP was "the one." We agreed on a price and met one week later for delivery. Here are a couple of pics of that day (21-Feb-2015):

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    You can see my Mini Cooper on the background:

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    Stay tuned for service history.

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    Service history.

    16,616 Oil and filter
    32,476 Inspection 1
    44,946 Oil and filter, Brake fluid
    48,983 Rear brake pads
    58,242 Front brake pads and rotors, inspection 2

    90,735 Oil and filter, Valve cover gasket, Oil separator, Oil pan gasket, Rear differential fluid, Coolant, Expansion tank, Control arm bushing
    95,960 Oil and filter, Oil filter housing gasket, Power steering lines
    98,746 Oil filter housing gasket ** warranty
    100,926 Oil and filter
    105,990 Oil and filter, Washer pump
    114,872 Coolant, Lower hose radiator, Switch fan
    116,559 Oil and filter, Acc belt pulley tensioner, A/C belt tensioner, Coolant, Water Pump, Thermostat
    126,454 Oil and filter, Rear trailing arm bushings, Alignment
    131,563 Oil and filter, Fuel filter, Valve cover gasket, Spark plugs
    135,412 Air filter, Clean MASS air flow, Wiper blades
    136,734 Radiator, Coolant, Oil line

    On my ownership:
    137,435 Bought car on Feb 21, 2015
    137,xxx Bumper grille, Left front signal, Headlight lenses & seals
    137,607 Taillight and Passenger airbag recalls
    138,441 Fob key
    138,xxx Silver cube trim, A & C pillars, Windshield wash pump
    138,945 Rear tires Conti DW 255 35 18
    139,401 Oil and filter 5w40, PPI (post purchase inspection), Power steering hoses, Expansion tank and hose, Flush brake fluid, Parking brake adjusted
    140,xxx Trunk struts, Fog lamps, Right front signal
    142,957 Oil and filter 10w60, A/C blower, Fuel pump & gasket, Ignition switch, Oil pan gasket
    143,495 Driver airbag recall
    143,535 EWS Control Unit
    143,689 Oil and filter 10w60, Oil filter housing gasket, Vanos oil line
    144,919 Windshield cowl and cabin filter
    145,300 Exterior detail with paint correction, Dr ColorChip, and Optimum Gloss-Coat (March 2018)
    Last edited by fredo; 03-10-2018 at 08:42 PM.

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    Nice Fredo.
    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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    Let's play a game. Can you spot 3 differences between the "before" and "after" pics ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by fredo View Post
    Let's play a game. Can you spot 3 differences between the "before" and "after" pics ?

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    Nice ride man. New lenses, gloss black kidneys, and lower mesh grill respray.

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    Thanks ! Actually, the black kidneys are the same (perhaps cleaner). We still have one thing pending.

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    New plate lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by QC_ZHP View Post
    New plate lol
    +1

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    Good choice on Imola.

    Looking forward to the progression of this zhp.

    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 QC_ZHP View Post
    New plate lol
    There you go ! Game over.

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