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Thread: John's Resto-Mod/DD and possibly project car amazing super-thread

  1. #101
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    Well, better than my dad, the other day he had to ask which pedal to press to help me bleed the brakes
    ROFL that's hilarious.

    Quote Originally Posted by fredo View Post
    My dad has similar ideas. For the longest time, I believed once a engine starts leaking oil there's nothing that could be done about it. That's because leaking gaskets have never been a priority to him.
    i think it's a farmer thing. my dad grew up on a farm and he won't fix anything unless it's absolutely necessary. Good thing he drives toyotas.
    John||2005 BMW 330i ZHP||1995 Chevrolet Camaro 3.4L||2008 Hummer H2 SUT|| @oltorf.the.destroyer

  2. #102
    Well, I looked under my front end and saw the serpentine belt had started cutting into the expansion tank and the engine fan. My front skid plate ripped off a while back and I THINK the radiator needs that skid plate to be in place on the bottom. If anyone can verify, that would be great.

    So, to sum up, in order to fix my expansion tank, I need to mount my radiator correctly. I need the skid plate and bottom sealing mount for that. Those need the inner fenders to mount right, which need a front bumper that doesn't hang off to one side to fit right.

    And if I'm going to get a new front bumper I might as well replace both fogs with those LED ones, because one fog ripped off with the skid plate.

    this project is getting out of hand.

    Oh yeah, the intake boots are ripped so I'm replaced those and doing the DISA rebuild from GAS while I'm at it AND doing a CAI because WHY NOT at this point. Maybe I should supercharge it while I'm in there! Who knows!
    John||2005 BMW 330i ZHP||1995 Chevrolet Camaro 3.4L||2008 Hummer H2 SUT|| @oltorf.the.destroyer

  3. #103
    I know this is basically BMW sacrilege.... but I really like the M3 headlights, fenders, and hood. I kind of wish I'd done this instead of replace them all myself:

    Plus these guys do paint and I need a paint job pretty pretty pretty pretty bad.... So much for a cheap, fun, DD ��
    John||2005 BMW 330i ZHP||1995 Chevrolet Camaro 3.4L||2008 Hummer H2 SUT|| @oltorf.the.destroyer

  4. #104
    OK, so i looked at the radiator, and it seems to me that the reason why there's serpentine belt interference is the dealership installed the radiator and AC condenser wrong a while back. The condenser wasn't sitting in 1 bracket. It took me a good hour to get it in so I can see why they left it, but still, that's pretty shoddy work. And on the right it wasn't seated correctly. So it looks like they just slapped it back together. I've never had a good experience with any dealership - chevy, BMW, nothing. Maybe it's just the area I live in. Anyways, it's all sitting in there right now but I'm going to zip tie on side back because it's slipping around a bit more than seems right to me.

    So, I guess I don't need to wait for all the body parts to drive it again. Just the intake stuff and the expansion tank and brake bleeder stuff. So I should be able to test out the lowering kit and short shifter then. I'll take to the frame shop and have them align it and then finish everything else when I get it back. Around here, going to the mechanic is always a multi-day event, even if it's an oil change and tire mount.
    John||2005 BMW 330i ZHP||1995 Chevrolet Camaro 3.4L||2008 Hummer H2 SUT|| @oltorf.the.destroyer

  5. #105

    I like blue car parts.

    Iím still waiting on the steering rack. Thatís the last thing I need before itís mechanically complete. Then Iíll just being waiting on body parts.

    After that, I think Iíll get it repainted.
    John||2005 BMW 330i ZHP||1995 Chevrolet Camaro 3.4L||2008 Hummer H2 SUT|| @oltorf.the.destroyer

  6. #106

    Itís alive! It just needs a 4 wheel alignment.

    Next up: fix up the interior, get it painted, new wheels. These are all scratched up. Also some body modifications...
    John||2005 BMW 330i ZHP||1995 Chevrolet Camaro 3.4L||2008 Hummer H2 SUT|| @oltorf.the.destroyer

  7. #107
    Join Date
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    Southern California
    Cool. Git er done.

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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

  8. #108
    Quote Originally Posted by johnrando View Post
    Cool. Git er done.

    I got it aligned and then drove it straight to the dealership to get the most recent recall - checking the passenger side airbag from the last recall, i think.

    They say I need a new battery (i knew that - done already), a new oil pan gasket (i suspected), a driver side curtain airbag (I was hoping cleaning the connection solved this but I guess not), and rear brakes.

    So I was this close --> || to having all my warning lights off, but I guess not. My headliner was sagging anyways. And the oil pan is leak is making my oil "less than a quart low" so the oil light is coming on when i turn the car off. Also, I wanted to start on fixing up the interior but I guess these last few things will have to get fixed first. At least I have time now. I got laid off from the 'rona a few weeks ago, which is why I have been able to make so much progress. At least I got a decent severance package and unemployment benefits are good now, and hopefully after Monday they continue to be good ��*♀️

    edit - i guess i should add, since someone was asking about the short shifter. It's great. I love it. It was hard to get used to the much shorter throw. I thought I wasn't getting into gear and trying to jam it harder, but I'm used to it now. I can see what people are talking about with positive engagement now. It feels super accurate, like a robot shifting or something. Also, I got it up to about 115 on the highway and it felt great. Very smooth, even with my cheap tires. Don't worry, I live in west texas and the roads are long and flat and straight for miles and miles and every drives at least 90 so it wasn't that unsafe :D
    John||2005 BMW 330i ZHP||1995 Chevrolet Camaro 3.4L||2008 Hummer H2 SUT|| @oltorf.the.destroyer

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