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    Rus_ZHP project thread

    Hello Mafia,

    Finally I had a chance to introduce myself and started a thread about my ZHP. Let me start with the car details:
    Production: 03/2003
    Purchase date: Feb 2014
    Spec: IR, 6 MT, slick top, alcantara + black cube, no premium pack.

    Mileage at purchase: 121,700

    My name is Sergey and I registered back in October. Once I bought the car, I was frequently visiting site for some info. But for some reason didn’t enjoy community right away.
    My ZHP spends all its life in Virginia, as far as know. I didn’t get any maintenance history from previous owner. But it didn’t bother me much, because I bought the car as a project and for the right price.
    Drawbacks that I had during the purchase were mostly cosmetic. Interior was pretty dirty, all plastic heavily scratched, all 4 wheels had a curb rush, leather on steering wheel heavily worn. Lights output was terrible and one window regulator was broken.
    Most of the time ZHP services as weekend ride for me. Occasionally I am driving ZHP to work, when me DD brakes down. I have 50 miles one way commute to work and don’t want to rack up mileage on her. In addition, I don’t think that 18” wheels and high performance tires matched well with dreadful New England roads, especially during winter season.
    As you will see from my maintenance list all projects are moving kind of slow. Mostly, it’s due to the lack of time and finances as well. I am enjoying the process and hopefully soon I will have a pristine example of my beloved e46 BMW.
    I have to say that Mafia community was extremely helpful during my ownership. I am very excited to be a part of the family.

    Maintenance/Projects Performed as of December 2018

    - OEM left rear window regulator – 122,495 -2/10/14
    - Oil and filter – 122,522 – 2/12/14
    - OEM hood roundel – 122,680 – 2/25/14
    - OEM front right speaker cover - 122,680 – 2/25/14
    - Zimmerman rear rotors + rear Acebono pads – 122,726 – 2/27/14
    - All windows tinting – 122,730 – 3/1/14
    - Interior plastic trim restoration with ScratchWizard – 126,314 – 10/14/14
    - Wheels curb rush restoration - 126,900 – 11/12/14
    - All wheels straighten – 126,900 – 11/24/14
    - New rear Michelin Pilot SS - 126,900 – 11/24/14
    - Set of new OEM floor mats – 127,010 – 11/27/14
    - New OEM driver side mirror glass – 127,010 – 11/27/14
    - Inspection II +OEM fuel filter and right front fender liner – 127,456 – 1/6/15
    - New front Michelin Pilot SS – 128,183 – 3/14/15
    - New OEM ZHP shifter knob and boot – 128,183 – 3/15/15
    - New OEM windshield – 130,527 – 4/24/15
    - Takata passenger side airbag recall – 130,527 -4/24/15
    - 3000k HID for fog lights – 131,120 – 5/23/15 (thanks Jupiter BMW for his tread)
    - New OEM driver side for light assembly – 131,120 – 5/23/15
    - Lower mesh grill paint – 131,120 – 5/23/15
    - Lightwerz 4300K morimoto projectors retrofit – 131,120 – 7/18/15 (thanks Tom Tom Tuning for the thread)
    - New OEM headlight covers – 131,120 – 7/18/15
    - New OEM secondary air pump, control valve and gasket, relay – 131,127 – 7/22/15 (thanks Shadowpuck for the tread)
    - Used OEM rubber mats – 131,179 – 7/25/15
    - Oil + filter + OEM oil sensor – 133,959 – 10/10/15
    - OEM front pads and sensor – 134,009 – 10/12/15
    - OEM driver side visor (mirror was cracked) – 136,800 – 11/14/15
    - New OEM front right window regulator – 136,898 – 11/27/15
    - Winter wheels and tires - 136,943 - 11/29/15
    YEAR 2016

    - Ignition coils #3 and 5, new OEM hood latch and engine insulation pad - 138,367 - 3/20/16
    - New brakes all around: StopTech drilled rotors, street/track pads, new rotors screws - 138,367 - 3/27/16
    - Summer wheels and tires - 138,367 - 3/27/16
    - New OEM guibo and exhaust center support bracket - 139,828 - 5/15/16
    - New OEM M3 transmission mounts - 139,828 - 5/15/16
    - Power steering overhaul: re-manufactured pump, all lines and reservoir - 139,832 - 5/21/16
    - New OEM expantion tank, cap and coolant sensor - 139,832 - 5/21/16
    - New OEM oil filter housing gasket, all belts and tensioners - 139,832 - 5/21/16
    - Lemforder M3 engine mounts, OEM steering coupler, oil pan gasket - 139,973 - 6/5/16
    - BMW 5W-30 oil + Mann filter + Ceratec LM additive - 139,973 - 6/5/16
    - New Duratech gold battery - 139,973 - 6/5/16
    - Exhaust clamp bolt and BG 44K fuel additive - 144,744 - 10/9/16
    - New OEM left front vender liner - winter wheels installl - 146,710 - 11/21/16
    - New OEM thermostat, lower hoses and coolant flash - 147,021 - 12/8/16
    - Replaced defective Rein power steering pressure hose with OEM - 147,021 - 12/8/16
    - BMW 5w - 30 oil, Mann filter and Ceratec LM additive - 147,054 - 12/11/16
    - Driver side air bag recall - 147,482 - 12/26/16
    YEAR 2017

    - Driver side alcantara bolster repaired,A-B-C pillars re-wrapped - 148,837 - 4/2/17
    - TMS rear subframe reinforcement - 149,444 - 4/15/17
    - Brakes and diff fluids flash - 149,444 - 4/15/17
    - New OEM Z4 FCAB - 149,444 - 4/15/17
    - Lemforder diff bushings + rear subframe bushings + rear sway bar bushings + OEM M3 trainling arm ball joints - 149,444 - 4/22/17
    - New OEM Z4 RTAB + used TMS limiters 149,444 - 4/22/17
    - Alignment - 149,623 - 4/28/17
    - New OEM expansion tank ( replaced due to defect by ECS) - 149,869 - 5/8/17
    - All dings and dents from the right side and trunk were repaired - 151,809 - 6/3/17
    - Clear OEM rear tail lights installed - 151,837 - 6/4/17
    - New OEM and cabin filters - 151,837 - 6/4/17
    - Stealth rear turn signal bulbs and LED number plate bulbs installed - 152,947 - 6/21/17
    - LED reverse bulbs and new OEM cargo net installed - 154,435 - 7/14/17
    - New automarket spare key - 154,761 - 8/12/17
    - Clutch stop - 154,853 - 8/12/17
    - Shark Injector software - 154,904 - 8/12/17
    - Castrol 0W - 40 oil + Mann filter - 155,112 8/16/17
    - GAS 1.2 bar coolant cap - 155,112, 8/16/17
    - OEM M3 front sway bar - 155,222, 8/23/17
    - Uper and lower intake boots, OEM - 156,214, 10/05/17
    - Blackstone oil analysis - 155,112, 10/13/17
    - New OEM winter mats - 157,620, 11/16/17

    Year 2018

    - V1 hardwired - 159,347 - 1/7/18
    - Meyele hood struts - 159,665 - 1/20/18
    - transmission oil change with MT90 - 159,715 - 1/28/18
    - Xtron head-unit installed + HVAC relocation bracket - 159,715 - 1/28/18
    - new OEM water pump, lower and upper radiator hoses, coolant flash and AUX fan switch - 159,715 - 2/4/18
    - new TMS under drive pulleys, complete set with alternator and new belt - 159,715 - 2/5/18
    - new Bosh alternator - 159,715 - 2/25/18
    - complete overhaul of CCV system, cold climate version, new OEM throttle body gasket, new OEM ICV grommet, new OEM intake manifold gasket, new vacuum hoses for manifold, new OEM oil dipstick o-ring, new OEM vacuum caps for intake manifold - 159,715 - 3/11/18
    - Vanos rebuild (system had no rattle, just a preventative maintenance): new Beisan seals and anti-rattle rings - 159,715 - 3/25/18
    - new OEM exhaust camshaft sensor, new OEM Vanos gasket, new OEM Vanos oil line, new Vanos bolts, new OEM valve cover gasket and bolt grommets and new OEM oil cap gasket - 159,715 - 4/1/18
    - GAS DISA rebuild kit - 159,715 - 4/2/18
    - new OEM upper and lower intake boots (FCP warranty), new OEM radiator coolant plug, new ECS tuning SS lines all around new OEM brake bleeder screws, refurbished front left brake caliper, brand new brake lines that run from filter all the way back to calipers, new exhaust gaskets for midsection - 159,744 - 4/30/18
    - Liqui Moly LM2007 injector cleaner - 159,758 - 5/1/18
    - new VDO windshield washer pump and grommet, new OEM licence plate bulb covers - 160,130 - 5/9/18
    - new go-mini-go licence plate bracket, new OEM licence plate filler panel - 160,160 - 5/11/18
    - alignment and A/C recharge - 160,569 - 5/24/18
    - brand new Lemforder control arms, tie rod assemblies and sway bar endlinks, alignment - 160,658 - 6/20/18
    - state inspection - 160,667 - 6/21/18
    - A,B and C alcantara re-wrapped pillars - 160,980 - 6/24/18
    - passenger side new OEM trim clips - 161,544 - 7/11/18
    - new VDO fuel pump, new OEM o-ring and new OEM M3 fuel tank baffle - 161,548 - 7/12/18
    - Liqui Moly engine oil flush, oil change with Castrol 0W-40 oil, Mann oil filter - 162,511 - 7/24/18
    - new Meyele front brake rotors and set screws - 162,551 - 7/31/18
    - Blackstone oil report - 162,511 - 8/6/18
    - installed used PedalBox throttle remap - 162,985 - 8/14/18
    - new OEM intake camshaft position sensor and o-ring - 163,420 - 8/28/18
    - new OEM rear right door seal - 165,051 - 10/22/18
    - new licence plate bulbs and interior dome bulbs - 166,287 - 11/14/18
    - new OEM left fender liner, fixed stripped wires on ambient temperature sensor - 167,337 - 12/25/18

    Future Projects and Mods: none, since the car is going for sale.


    First morning at new home. There was tons of snow on the way home
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    Curb rush and wheels restoration
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    Welcome! You seem to be trucking along in the maintenance department quite well. I look forward to your updates!

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    Welcome, Sergey ! I like the progress on your ZHP. What's your other car ?

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    братан, Cool ZHP

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

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

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    Welcome. Good stuff.

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    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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    Nice car and great progress so far!

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    Quote Originally Posted by fredo View Post
    Welcome, Sergey ! I like the progress on your ZHP. What's your other car ?
    Thanks Fredo. My daily is 03 Celica GT. Really want to have e39 wagon or e91

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vas View Post
    братан, Cool ZHP
    Здорово -))))

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    Thanks guys. Planning to do some staff over the winter.

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