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  1. #1

    Work trip to MD: 650+ miles drive on the ZHP

    So I'm going to be going to California, MD next week for training.

    All the maintenance is up to date on the car (cooling, fuel pump, oils/filters, tires etc) but I want to be prepared.

    What do you guys recommend I bring just in case?? Parts and/or tools?

    Currently have a quart of oil and a tire compressor on the car haha.

    Leaving Sunday so got a week to get everything sorted.

    Thanks for any and all input.

    Pic of the ZHP.

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  2. #2
    Join Date
    Feb 2014
    Picton, ON
    good thinking on the compressor. i carry one, a roll of shop towels, a big garbage bag (you never know), and a small toolkit on any trip longer than 2hrs.

    i also have a CAA (AAA up here) membership which has been invaluable over the last 8-9 years.

    2018 Subaru BRZ RS 6MT

    2015 VW Golf TSI Comfortline 5MT

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jul 2014
    Sterling, VA 20165
    Sharp looking ZHP !!

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

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Just get in and drive. And share the experience

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

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

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Nov 2014
    Portland, OR
    To add to Peter's list, some other items you might consider:
    - Headlamp and/or a flashlight of some sort.
    - Zip ties
    - Work/mechanic's gloves
    - At least two pens and a pad of paper.
    - Belts if yours are old.
    - Small first aid kit
    - Jumper cables

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jan 2016
    Chicago area
    Another quart of oil if your car is thirsty and a baseball bat

  7. #7
    Haha thanks guys for all the recommendations. Definitely taking a small tool bag.

    Do not know why the baseball bat (personal defense??) but I am definitely taking one now lol.

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  8. #8
    Join Date
    Jan 1970
    Huntsville, AL
    You should be OK with nothing special. I've had 4 E46's with probably over 250K and only had one fail on the road, with a bad water pump. And it's not particle to pack for that.

    Just have a safe drive and enjoy the ride!

    Dinan; Hign Flow Intake System, & Strut Tower Brace
    Turner Motorsports; Underdrive Power Pulleys
    Koni Sport, Bridgestone; Potenza RE-11, Coby Wheel
    Stewart High Performance Water Pump
    Hawk High Performance Street 5.0 Brake Pads
    Brembo Rotor

    The purposeful face of a formidable athlete:

    The spine-tingling 330i Performance Package.

    Purchased CPO on 12/23/2006 with 28,090 miles

  9. #9
    Make sure the spare tire is well inflated and is good to go in case you need it. Also check the coolant level before you set off. Honestly 650 miles isn't much, during summer I drive my car for about 700 miles pretty much every weekend...

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

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Sep 2013
    San Jose, CA
    Beautiful ZHP. Best color combo (Black/NB).

    Enjoy your trip!!

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