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    ZHP Ownership Advice

    By next year, I'm planning to get ZHP within the budget of 11k. How do you keep your ZHP running? How much should I prepare for maintenance, complete overhaul? Thanks in advance


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    A good rule of thumb : you should plan to spend $2,000 after buying the car on past due maintenance and repairs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fredo View Post
    A good rule of thumb : you should plan to spend $2,000 after buying the car on past due maintenance and repairs.
    +1

    That's about what I've spent on parts to overhaul my cooling system, change out all my fluids, plugs, etc and get new shocks (still haven't installed these yet). Mind you, I've DIYed everything so far, so consider a larger chunk of change if you plan to take it to a mechanic to have the work done.

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    They are solid cars that are not hard to work on. Just get the maint up to spec (there are known weak points) and you'll be fine. GL!
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    Quote Originally Posted by fredo View Post
    A good rule of thumb : you should plan to spend $2,000 after buying the car on past due maintenance and repairs.
    + ~$1k per year in maintenance, etc?


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    The many maintenance threads will provide you with all the info you need to know but as far as maintenance goes here is a rough rundown of what you should ask regarding what's been done or what needs to be done depending on mileage:

    Cooling system (fans, radiator, pump, expansion tank, Tstat)
    The "octopus" - ccv system
    Fcabs
    Fluid flushes
    DME updates to get rid of various rpm issues


    I'm missing a bunch but that's some of the major stuff, then you start dabbling into brakes, spark plugs, all filters, bushings, all the normal stuff
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    Quote Originally Posted by ryankokesh View Post
    + ~$1k per year in maintenance, etc?
    Yeah, that sounds right.

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    I've spent a little over $2000 in parts & labor on mine in the past year and a half and that was for full brakes and rotors, fcabs, fuel pump, oil changes, full cooling system (minus radiator), coilovers and a few other things. I'm at 118k miles and she's running strong.

    Just like everyone else is saying, keep up with the maintenance and these cars will go forever.

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    Plenty of info in the ownership section. Most depends on what's already been done to the one you buy.


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    Quote Originally Posted by ELCID86 View Post
    Plenty of info in the ownership section. Most depends on what's already been done to the one you buy.


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