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Thread: Slavik's Tiag 2004 330i ZHP Maintenance Journal

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    Slavik's Tiag 2004 330i ZHP Maintenance Journal

    Bought 2004 BMW 330i ZHP for the wife as a replacement for her 05 VW Touareg. It will be her new daily driver. Got a great deal on it considering the maintenance that was done to it. The mileage when I bought it was 107k, price $8,000 that I negotiated to $7,400. Bought a one way airplane ticket to Houston, TX, got picked up by the owner who lived 2 hours away from airport(I didn't even know that, feel sorry for him), completed the transaction, dropped him off at a car rental place and started my road trip back to NC.

    Now let the maintenance commence:


    Maintenance done under my ownership:
    - Oil change 5w-30 Mobil 1 @ 112,246 miles
    - Switched front seat covers from left to right and replaced alcantara trim for leather @ 115,846
    - Oil change 5w-30 Castrol Edge @ 117,463


    Maintenance and modifications done by previous owners:
    - Oil change 5w-30 Mobil 1 @ 106,126 miles
    - 4 245/35/18 Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires @ 103,xxx miles
    - Battery, pressure regulating valve(11617501566), vent pipe(11611432559), connecting line(11617504535), return pipe(11617504536), vent hose(11157532649), tube elbow(13541438759), MAF sensor(13627566983), air filter(13721744869), air bag module for passenger-recall(72129384807), fasting elements-recall(51458146760), self locking collar-recall(07119905374), wiper blades(61619071613), spark plugs(12120037607), brake fluid flush Dot 4, coolant flush(82141467704), power steering flush, fuel induction service, EGR service, a/c recharge @ 95,085 miles
    - Oil change 5w-30 Mobil 1 @ 95,085 miles
    - Oil change 5w-30 Mobil 1 @ 90,773 miles
    - Apex ARC-8 18x8.5 ET 38 Hyper Silver wheels @ 83,010 miles
    - Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires @ 83,010 miles
    - OEM Steering Shaft Coupler/Guibo @ 82,880 miles
    - Merle HD front control arm bushings @ 82,730 miles
    - OEM cup and coin holders @ 81,970 miles
    - OEM cabin air filter @81,880 miles
    - Oil change 5w-30 Mobil 1 @ 81,880 miles
    - OEM valve cover gasket @ 81,880 miles
    - Turner Motorsport rebuilt/upgraded Vanos with Dr. Vanos kit @ 81,880 miles
    - Main belt and pulleys @ 9/2012
    - Oil Change and cabin air filter @ 2/2012
    - Differential fluid replaced Redline 75w-90 @ 1/2/2012
    - Transmission fluid replaced Redline MTL @ 1/2/2012
    - Removed CDV, brake fluid flush @ 1/2/2012
    - Waterpump(11517527910), thermostat housing(11537509227), gasket ring(07119963200), temperature sensor(11621433077), radiator cap(17111742231), water hose(11531436408), expansion tank(17117573781), water hose(17127510952), antifreeze(82141467704), leveling switch(17137553919), water valve(64118369805), return hose(11531436410) @ 12/11 (approximately 70k miles)
    - Oil change Syntec Euro 0w-30 @ 69,035 miles
    - Cabin air filter @ 69,035 miles
    - Windshield replacement @ 7/2011
    - ZHP gearshifter(25117896886), storing partition f(51168208369), console upper(51168218307), storing partition r(51168225986), wiper blades(61610037009), floor mats(82111470424), console-center arm(51168218305), protect rubber strip(51128195317), protect rubber strip(51118195304), trim grille black(51132158542), trim grille black(51132158543), covering seat rail(52108226431) @ 3/11
    - Oil change @ 2/11
    - Belts changed, rear brakes, brake fluid flush @ 1/11
    - Replace front left exterior door handle carrier @ 61,622 miles
    - Oil change OEM BMW full synthetic(07510017954) @ 61,354 miles
    - Micro filter change and power steering fluid flush @ 61,354 miles

    Picture from craigslist ad.




    Driver back:







    Last edited by slavik1988; 01-06-2019 at 08:44 AM.
    Garage:
    2002 BMW M3- His
    2004 BMW 330i ZHP- Hers
    1997 BMW M3/4/5- His
    2004 VW R32- Project
    2005 VW Touareg- Winter Car

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    Nice work, and welcome again!

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    +1

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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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    Is she liking the car?

    My wife loves her 6spd zhp.

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

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

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    Congratulations!


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

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vas View Post
    Is she liking the car?

    My wife loves her 6spd zhp.
    Mine loves hers as well.


    I myself enjoy driving it. Just wish it would come with a limited slip differential.
    Garage:
    2002 BMW M3- His
    2004 BMW 330i ZHP- Hers
    1997 BMW M3/4/5- His
    2004 VW R32- Project
    2005 VW Touareg- Winter Car

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    Always great to see another TiAg project thread! Car looks excellent with those wheels... Any plans for future mods/maint?
    2009 BMW 550i M-Sport


    BMW CCA Member . SAT (S2TBA) . RPI V3 Ram Air Scoop . Gloss black kidneys & 550i badge . HID fogs . LED halos . LED license plate kit . Black aluminum ///M pedals . Body color (A68) roof & trunk spoilers . K&N . Charcoal filter delete .

    Build Date: 10/9/08
    VIN# WBANW53589CT55595
    Platinum Gray Metallic A68

    2004 330i ZHP - Dead
    2001 330i Sport - Sold
    2004 330i ZHP - Sold
    1999 E36 M3 - Sold

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cadeez View Post
    Always great to see another TiAg project thread! Car looks excellent with those wheels... Any plans for future mods/maint?
    Maintenance first, then some mods will come.
    Garage:
    2002 BMW M3- His
    2004 BMW 330i ZHP- Hers
    1997 BMW M3/4/5- His
    2004 VW R32- Project
    2005 VW Touareg- Winter Car

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    Finally the oil was due for a change. I usually do not wait for this except for this time. The oil filter housing gasket failed around 1000 miles after the last oil change and oil was leaking on my garage floor. That was really irritating me beside the fact that I had to keep the oil topped off.

    I looked through the services done previously and decided to freshen up some of the things that seemed necessary. A free weekend, lift and some necessary tools and the maintenance was done.

    Started off my Saturday morning by draining the transmission prior to removing it to replace the clutch, guibo, throw out bearing, and rebuild shifter.









    I had to trim down ECS's teflon bushings because they were to wide. Anyone run into that issue?


    Rogue Engineering transmission mounts. By far the best transmission bushings that I have used. In my opinion, these are better than OEM but you do not have the harshness of the poly mounts. I have these on all three BMW's now.


    Next in line was to get new fluid for the rear diff. Out with the old and then went in some Redline 75w-90


    Before lowering the car back to the floor, I replaced the steering linkage.



    With the car on the floor, I went to town on replacing the oil filter housing gasket. I thought it would be a harder task then it turned out. Except for oil being everywhere, it was not too bad. No more oil on my garage floor.
    There was a lot of oil there.





    Last two things on my list were to install rear shock reinforcements and replace the sagging hood insulation. It is not the OEM ZHP insulation. I had a spare E46 M3 one laying around so I decided to slap it on.
    Before:

    After:





    The final thing of the day was to bleed the clutch and flush the braking system. After everything was done, I went for a short test drive. The clutch pedal felt good and the rebuilt shifter felt very direct.

    Two weeks later and there are still no leaks from the oil filter housing gasket.
    Last edited by slavik1988; 01-06-2019 at 08:22 AM.
    Garage:
    2002 BMW M3- His
    2004 BMW 330i ZHP- Hers
    1997 BMW M3/4/5- His
    2004 VW R32- Project
    2005 VW Touareg- Winter Car

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