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Thread: William's 330Ci ZHP Maintenance and Project Thread

  1. #101
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    Quote Originally Posted by BMWCurves View Post
    It's weird for me to see new VWs or Audis (and maybe even BMWs) have LED tail lights but the turn signal in the same cluster is a halogen bulb.
    BMW does it the most ass-backwards way possible. On the cars that have partial LED and partial halogen, they have LED turn signals and halogen brake light bulbs.
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    I actually replaced the front driver side turn signal bulb just 2 weeks ago. It's the simplest bulb I've ever replaced. Vas actually had an extra one and gave it to me to install when we met.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 330i Lover View Post
    I actually replaced the front driver side turn signal bulb just 2 weeks ago. It's the simplest bulb I've ever replaced. Vas actually had an extra one and gave it to me to install when we met.
    I'm jealous. The sedans are supposed to be easy, as far as I know, since I think access to the turn signal is easy and the turn signal itself housing can come out. Same story with pre-facelifted coupes (2000-2003). I switched the amber turn signal bulbs to "stealth" bulbs in my '03 coupe and was less than a 5 minute job. The face lifted coupes (2004-2006) however, which include all ZHP coupes, have the turn signal housing and headlight housing as one unit that has a non-removable lens, unless you count baking the whole unit as "removable." Rooting around in there I'm not sure how to remove the turn signal bulbs without removing the whole housing.

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    Purchased the following from The BMW Mini Part Store, all Genuine BMW:

    • Windshield washer pump - 67128362154
    • Windshield washer pump grommet/strainer - 61667006063
    • Oil level sensor - 12617508003
    • Oil level sensor gasket - 12611744292
    • Window switch, driver's side - 61316902175
    • Wheel pin tool (for trunk toolkit) - 71111093774

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    Received my package of parts today from The BMW Mini Part Store (contents listed in post above)! I decided to set about using them today because I had a bit of free time.

    1. Installed the wheel pin tool (part no. 71111093774) in the trunk toolkit. It should make taking the wheels off and on a bit less of a back breaking experience, at least until I switch to studs.





    2. Replaced the driver's side window switch (part no. 61316902175). I opted to just swap out one of the new switch's buttons with the OE button so that I didn't have to dremel out the new switch for one-touch close on the rear windows. Expensive button, but at least I have a whole spare switch laying around. I made a DIY here


    Old button/switch on the left, new replacement button on the right


    Installed and it looks as good as new.

    3. Replaced the windshield washer pump (part no. 67128362154) and windshield washer pump grommet/strainer (part no. 61667006063). It was pretty straight forward but I used this guide to check I wasn't missing anything as I went along: http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=385116.




    Windshield washer fluid reservoir removed. Kicking myself that I didn't stop and think to wipe down the tank while I had it out


    Original and non-functioning windshield washer pump


    New pump


    Pump and strainer/grommet (new/old, left/right)


    New grommet installed.

    No pics of it all back together, but the new pump works! All for less money than what two indy shops quoted me just to have the issue diagnosed. I'm holding off on installing the new oil level sensor (part no. 12617508003) and oil level sensor gasket (part no. 12611744292) until my next oil change. I opted to go for Genuine BMW over other companies at the suggestion of people here, so hopefully double the money will be worth it!
    Last edited by BMWCurves; 09-01-2015 at 09:13 AM.

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    Nice....

    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
    Nice....
    Thanks! I still have a lot planned:

    • Suspension refresh with Koni Sport shocks/struts and new ancillary parts
    • Purchase Hawk HPS 5.0 brake pads and install them with my BMW Performance rotors
    • Install UUC Evo3 short shift kit
    • Power steering fluid flush
    • Install Shark Injector
    • Parking brake adjustment
    • Purchase four Apex Arc8 18x8.5" wheels in hyper black with 245/35R18 Continental ExtremeContact DW's all around.
    • Get an alignment
    • Give the car a good wash, polish, and wax.

    Just one thing at a time! In theory, between the BMW Performance rotors, Apex Arc8 wheels, and the tires, it should shave 13.6 lbs of unsprung weight in the front and 14.2 lbs in the rear. Simple math below:

    • Stock Style 135s w/ current Toyo Proxes tires (Fronts/Rears): 49.8 lbs /53.4 lbs
    • Apex Arc8s w/ Continental ExtremeContact DW 245/35R18 (all around): 39.2 lbs per tire
    • Total weight saved per corner (Fronts/Rears): 10.6 lbs / 14.2 lbs --> w/ BMW Performance rotors (supposedly shaves 3 pounds in the front, a few ounces in the rear): 13.6 lbs / 14.2 lbs

    That should make the car feel more planted. I can't wait.

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    Today I coded my temperature gauge values using my BMW Scanner and PASoft. I followed the guide here. I used the helpful hex generator by SilberVogel to visualize the values I wanted and generate the proper hex values. It can be downloaded here (Windows only): http://www.bmwpnpc.com/silbervogel/E...0Generator.exe

    I was a little confused by the instructions but I did as follows:
    1. Plugged in the scanner to the OBD II port and then the laptop.
    2. Turned on the car.
    3. Opened up PASoft and scanned the car.
    4. Opened up IKE, saved the EEPROM just in case.
    5. Found line 0x340 and saw 06 0F 32. Edited those values to 06 14 41
    6. Found line 0x350 and saw 4B 73 7D 8F 00 10 2D 2D. Edited those values to 5A 64 70 78 00 10 2D 2D.
    7. Clicked write EEPROM and I was done.

    The stock values were

    06 0F 32 4B 73 7D 8F 00 10 2D 2D

    Which corresponded to the values below:



    I changed the values to

    06 14 41 5A 64 70 78 00 10 2D 2D

    Which corresponds to the values below:



    All in all, not too bad. Hopefully the values will be more useful. I'll have to check that the values work against the actual temperature value found by this method

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    I have done this on both cars and it is much nicer.

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

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

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    It's newbie for me to ask but hey, someone else is out there too with the same question.....what is this changing and why are you wanting to make a change to...i'm assuming...the temperature gauge? Never heard of this topic before.
    04 Imola Red / Alcantara / 6 MT
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