Ayyy fam we still rollin with this high mileage maintenance gettin TuRNt in the garage
Finally dove into that OFHG mess. Woof.
A little soapy water and sore fingers from digging into those cooling vanes...
The gasket was in one piece and came out without much of a fuss. Just stiff/compressed.
I had no trouble getting the alternator back in once I realized that the bitch bolt went into a brass bushing of sorts.
Just threaded the bolt in a bit and gave it some love taps with a hammer. No problem aligning it with the extra space.
Oh and I found a good use for the drug bin...
UNDER THE HOOD TUNES YO
@BMWCurves here's the track that was playing on loop all weekend:
That ish is 🔥🔥🔥
Last edited by ZHPizza; 03-21-2017 at 05:55 AM.
awesome work, man! that OFHG before/after cleaning shot looks very familiar... i've got a few pics like that.
yep, i didn't find any issues with the alternator bolts either. easy breezy.
and LOL @ the 'under the hood tunes' - love it. we listen to some very different music.
2004 BMW 330i ZHP 6MT | imolarot mit schwarz nappa/leder | 1/21 canadian-spec
the well-balanced machine.
2005 BMW 325iT semi-M Sport 5MT | japanrot mit schwarz nappa/kuntsleder | 1/7, canadian-spec
2003 Mitsubishi Montero Limited | silver on black leather with BT, 7 seats and massive rubber
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"ZHP or not, I still like you"
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It's too bad nobody makes a high quality OFHG that lasts longer than 30K miles.
Well in my ZHP it was exactly at 30K. I did it at 100K and at 130K right before I sold it.
Figured I would share this deal in case anyone else was looking for tires. Great deal, but ends today, so you best be ready to sling some plastic...
I used it to grab a set of 235/40-18 Cooper Zeon RS3-G1's for the 18x9 wheels that I picked up a while back. Total was $576 shipped w/ an additional $100 mail in rebate from Cooper.
To answer your questions:
LOL Cooper WTF bro?!?!
I've been reading about how much people love their RS3 series tires for a while and this new G1 is supposed to be top shelf. Couldn't pass up the deal for a set under $500 with a 50k mile warranty.
All seasons? More like NO SEASONS LOL!!!
I was planning on going with true summer tires (PSS, duh), but I realized that summer tires would be an issue with me taking this car to the mountains every weekend for trips. If I have to park in a muddy lot or off the side of the road near a trailhead, all-seasons will be much better at getting out of there. Another good example was a few weeks ago when it was 75F in Charlotte, so we decided to run up to our favorite section of the AT where it was 25 freakin degrees. I was wearing shorts too! Summer tires no likey.
235's on a 9" wheel LOL HELLAFLUSH STRETCH BRO
Seems small, I know, but section width isn't what is going to determine stretch. These tires have a wide, square tread similar to the PSS (tread width on the 235 = 8.5in). It'll be just a bit of a stretch, which I prefer for cornering sidewall stability.
Track day bro. Hoosiers bro.
Maybe one day, bruh. I need these for DD duties tho.