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Thread: 06 BSM-NB Coupe Maintenance/Project Thread

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    06 BSM-NB Coupe Maintenance/Project Thread

    Taking inspiration from all the project/maintenance threads on the mafia, I thought I'd start my own. I think this is the best way to keep track of all the maintenance done and also be able to share it with all of the mafia.

    Vehicle History -

    Vehicle information

    Type 330CI (USA)

    Dev. series E46 (2FL)

    Body type COUPE

    Gearbox MECH

    Colour BLACK SAPPHIRE METALLIC (475)

    Upholstery STANDARDLEDER/NATURBRAUN (N6NG)

    Prod. date 2005-10-10


    1st owner -
    Leased on 11/25/2005 from BMW of Palm Springs, Palm Springs, CA. Had it for about 2 years and 2 months and 53671 miles (lot of miles for a little over 2 years). Car was sold at an auction back to the dealership, according to CarFax at least (leased car going to auction and dealership buying it back? ).

    2nd owner -
    Bought it on 09/08/2008 from BMW of Palm Springs, Palm Springs, CA and got it shipped all the way to New York. Had the car for about 7 years and about 42k miles before listing it for sale. The 2nd owner was actually a member of the zhpmafia, but not a very active one. I actually realized he was a member after I bought the car from him.

    Here is the for sale ad he posted - http://www.zhpmafia.com/forums/showt...highlight=2006

    3rd owner -
    That would be me
    Purchased on 09/05/2014 with 95,513 miles

    Purchase Story -

    I was due to graduate in August 2012, so I started to search for a ZHP towards the end of July. Found a few in SC (I went to Clemson University in Greenville, SC) but none were really 'special'. I had about a month before I had to start working so I wanted a zhp before that. I was spending time in New Jersey at my sister's place so I was looking at ZHP's in NJ. Found a 2006 zhp with about 95k miles on it for $14k, it looked really good so I contacted the seller and set up a PPI.

    The PPI came out OK and the tech told me, it needed new FCAB's, intake boots and power steering hose line. I was sort of disappointed as I thought the zhp did not need anything in the near future. Tried to negotiate the price but the seller wouldn't budge. The tech at the shop told me he would not give more than $13.5k. So I started my search but I could not find any zhp's that were to my liking. So after searching for about 2 weeks, I decided to buy the zhp I looked at earlier, cause I did a little math and figured it would cost me about $600 to transport all of my stuff from NJ to IN. I contact the seller again and to my horror, he said he had a seller lined up and would let me know if he backed out. 2 days later he tells me the car is mine for $14k.

    Here is the first picture I took of my ZHP (not a good one but it's the first pic I took of my ZHP ) -
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    Maintenance History -

    From 2nd owner -

    60K Mile Maintenance:

    •Replace Belts
    •New Spark Plugs (OEM NGK)
    •New Tires All Around (General Exclaim UHP)
    •Brake Fluid Flush
    •Coolant Flush
    •Power Steering Fluid Flush
    •Replace Manual Transmission Fluid
    •Replace Differential Fluid
    •Replace Air Filter
    •Replace Fuel Filter
    •Replace Cabin Air Microfilter
    •Change Oil and Filter (I always use Euro-Spec German Castrol 0W-30)
    •Inspection I & II

    ~67K Oil Change & Filter, replace wiper blades (OE Bosch)
    ~73K Replace Thermostat
    ~75K Replace Cabin Microfilter, Oil & Filter Change
    ~78K Replace O2 Sensor
    ~82K Oil & Filter Change, replace wiper blades (OE Bosch)
    ~88K Replace Windshield Cowl (Cracked), replace Cabin Microfilter. Replace Gear Shift Knob (worn), replace Battery

    The following service has been done in the last couple of months:

    90K Mile Maintenance + extra Recently Done @ ROCS European Specialists in New Jersey (>$1,000 Job), including:
    •Replace A/C Belt
    •Replace A/C Belt Tensioner
    •Replace A/C Belt Pulley
    •Replace Drive Belt
    •Replace Drive Belt Tensioner
    •Replace Drive Belt Tensioner Pulley
    •Brake Fluid Flush
    •Coolant Flush
    •Power Steering Fluid Flush
    •Replace Manual Transmission Fluid
    •Replace Differential Fluid
    •Replace Air Filter
    •Replace Fuel Filter
    •Change Oil and Filter

    Maintenance done under my ownership -

    95,xxx - Replaced Intake boots and power steering pressure hose (done by an Indy in NJ as i did not have tools with me and had to drive 1000 miles the next day so I could join my work)
    96,xxx - Installed black kidney grills purchased from eBay
    96,xxx - Front CAB's and 3 diff bushings
    96,xxx - upper and lower coolant hoses, expansion tank and temp sensor (was not able to get all the cooling system parts changes as it was too damn cold!)
    98,xxx - Water pump (did not replace thermostat as PO changed it ~73k miles)
    98,xxx - Replaced transmission (Redline MTL) and diff fluid (Redline 75w90)
    98,xxx - Oil and Filter change
    99,xxx - Front End links

    100,000 - Crossed this landmark (mile-mark?) on May 8th 2014.

    101,xxx - Cleaned ICV and G.A.S DISA rebuild kit during 2014 zhp mafia reunion maintenance day. Also installed Stett intake boots I got during the lucky draw (Thanks to Dave (Just-George) for donating the intake boots and selling me the G.A.S DISA rebuild kit during the re-union)
    101,xxx - CDV delete also during 2014 zhp mafia reunion maintenance day (Thanks to Shawn for helping me with this!)
    102,300 - Replaced CCV (what a PITA!) throttle body gasket and also changed Oil and filter
    107,xxx - Fixed cracked passenger side rear rim
    108,xxx - Suspension refresh performed at Dave's (Just_George) garage
    108,xxx - Replaced 8 year old general tires with Continental DWS 06 tires and alignment performed
    110,xxx - Oil and filter replaced (Mobil1 0w40)
    113,950 - Sprayed the rear wheel fenders with anti-rust coating
    114,938 - Installed Gruppe M Intake
    115,732 - Oil and filter replaced (BMW/Shell 5w-30)
    116,010 - Replaced tranny mounts with M3 ones
    118,652 - OEM AUX cable installed
    121,117 - Power steering fluid flush
    122,316 - Oil and filter replaced (BMW/Shell 5w-30), replaced windshield wiper and replaced the broken headlight level sensor between sensor and control arm
    124,001 - Installed UUC Corsa TSE3 exhaust
    127,662 - Replaced the radiator with BMW OEM #17119071517
    129,063 - Oil and filter replaced (BMW/Shell 5w-30)
    137007 - Oil and filter replaced (BMW/Shell 5w-30)
    142022 - Replaced Fuel Pump
    139027 - OFHG and Brake Fluid Flush
    143115 - Replaced CCV
    143285 - Replaced RTABs and Tie Rods
    143318 - 4 wheel alignment at the dealership
    144122 - Installed Apex Arc 8 wheels with Michelin PSS
    147206 - Oil and filter replaced (BMW/Shell 5w-30)
    156558 - Installed morimoto low beam bulbs and rotated wheels/tires
    158378 - (Nov 27 2018) In storage for winter
    - Replaced Engine Oil and Filter and also replaced Redline MTL with D4ATF fluid
    163097 - Replaced VANOS seals
    - Spark Plugs
    165526 - Replaced starter motor
    166432 - Replaced thermostat and gasket
    170156 - Replaced windshield washer pump
    170289 - Rotated tires/wheels


    Coding -

    BP was kind enough to code the following things during the 2015 and 2017 zhpmafia reunion -

    • Coolant Temp Gauge to allow more buffer
    • Auto door lock when vehicle speed exceeds 12mph (I think)
    • Roll windows up when lock button is pressed on key fob
    • 5 blink
    • Tail light blink under heavy braking




    Upcoming mods/maintenance -
    Needs (Preventive maintenance) -
    • Oil pan gasket


    Wants -
    • Spray the lower grill black
    • Possibly wilwood BBK (if I decide to track the car regularly)
    • E46 M3 front strut tower brace
    Last edited by san; 11-09-2018 at 05:11 AM.


    2006 Coupe | Black Sapphire Metallic | Natural Brown | Gruppe M Intake | Corsa TSE3 | Michelin PSS on Apex ARC-8 | Koni Yellows |

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    Welcome.

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

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

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    Nice

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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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    Welcome! Nice ZHP and maintenance/mod summary. Love the color and condition.

    2004 ZHP Acquired: February 5, 2017
    Lorenzo's Project Thread

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    Good deal San

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    Good stuff!
    Shawn, 801

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    About time! So you graduated in 2012? We must be similar in age then.

    Getting a maintenance/project thread together feels good. It's nice to look back on what you've done and when.

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    Good idea!


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    Thanks guys... Even though I had the Zhp and been a member of the mafia for about a year and a half, i just didn't think about having my own project thread... Better late than never I guess...


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    2006 Coupe | Black Sapphire Metallic | Natural Brown | Gruppe M Intake | Corsa TSE3 | Michelin PSS on Apex ARC-8 | Koni Yellows |

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    Quote Originally Posted by BMWCurves View Post
    About time! So you graduated in 2012? We must be similar in age then.

    Getting a maintenance/project thread together feels good. It's nice to look back on what you've done and when.
    Let me make it easy, I turned 26 about 2 weeks ago lol

    Yup, just typing up all I did till now made me think, "damn, I've done quite a lot" haha... But I didn't take too many pictures while DIY'ing which is kinda sad... But I will from now on...


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    2006 Coupe | Black Sapphire Metallic | Natural Brown | Gruppe M Intake | Corsa TSE3 | Michelin PSS on Apex ARC-8 | Koni Yellows |

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