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Thread: JP's 2004 TiAg ZHP - OEM+ Build Thread and Maintenance Log

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    JP's 2004 TiAg ZHP - OEM+ Build Thread and Maintenance Log

    So I've been on this forum for over a year without a project thread so I figured I'll start now!

    My name is JP and I drive a 2004 TiAg ZHP Slicktop with steptronic, Black leather/Black Cube and Cold Weather Package

    Up to date maintenance log:
    55304 - Oil filter, spark plugs, thrust bushings, left rear wheel bearings, rear tires, water pump
    60005 - Oil change, air filter, microfilter
    65010 - Oil change, oil filter housing gasket, valve cover gasket
    70105 - Oil change, air filter, microfilter
    73210 - Expansion tank, tank thermostat
    75020 - Oil change
    78108 - Belt tensioner system with both belts
    80100 - Oil change, oil pan gasket
    84958 - Oil change
    89997 - Oil change, front pads and rotors
    92500 - Intake air boot
    95020 - Oil change
    100020 - Oil change
    105100 - Oil change, microfilter
    (10/15/2016) - 106100 - Oil change, microfilter
    (10/27/2016) - 108000- Spark plugs, Control Arm bushings, Idler and tensioner pulleys
    (11/5/2016) - Battery replacement
    (1/21/2017) - 113805 - Control Arm bushings, Sway bar end links, Fuel filter,
    (8/27/17) - 123xxx - AT fluid with new filter and gasket. Differential fluid flush. Air Intake filter
    (12/10/17) - 128xxx - Front tie rods, M3 RTABs with limiters, Secondary air pump replaced with used unit, radiator with coolant flush. Upper and lower radiator pipes replaced. Alignment. Valve cover gasket replaced. Oil change
    (12/30/17) - 129xxx - DISA rebuild with German Auto Solutions kit. 1.4 bar coolant cap
    3/2018 - 132xxx DISA replaced with used unit. Complete CCV System refresh. Low pressure power steering hoses replaced + filter.
    (9/16/18) - 134403 - front and rear brake rotors and pads with brake fluid flush. Replace steering column linkages, replace dip stick o-ring and lower intake boot. Oil and filter change with Rotella.

    Current Mods:
    OEM Performance grills (courtesy of PO!)
    LED interior lights
    OEM M3 strut bar
    OEM M3 RTABs with limiters
    OEM Z4M FCABs (Pending install)
    GAS 1.4 coolant cap

    A little backstory about myself, my first car was a 2004 Pheonix Red Mitsubishi Lancer OZ Rally Racing Edition. Its funny now but I LOVED that car back in HS, had the coolest car after the kid with the brand new STI. I did very little maintenance on it but I'll be damned if it wasn't the cleanest lancer you've ever seen! Never died on me though, my trusty Red Rocket.
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    Well that got me through college and a year of graduate school before going off to Medical School in the Caribbean. Perfect opportunity to sell off the Lancer and get something new when I return to the US. Well that time came and I wanted a classy, sophisticated yet sporty sedan. Spent about a month looking for the perfect car while studying for my first board exam before ultimately landing on the ZHP.

    I bought the car on Oct 2016 with 107xxx miles from a BMW mechanic who included a box of misc parts and a basic maintenance record. He was selling it because he had just had purchased an X3 after having a newborn and he did't need another car. His original asking price was $9000 but my father, who was helping me with the purchase stated "I am not paying that much for an old BMW thats gonna break." I just knew this was a car I didn't want to give up (thank you mafia for that) so I was able to talk him down to $7500.

    I have no pics on purchase day sadly but we picked it up at BMW South Atlanta where the PO had gotten a fresh oil change and replaced all the filters while he was work. I spent that entire first weekend decontaminating with clay and iron remover, then polished with my super cheap turtle wax polisher + meguiars ultimate compound that I had laying around, before topping with Collinite 845. Interior was treated with the Leather Masters kit from Detailers domain and Einzett cockpit premium.


    After a couple of 12 hour days:
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    Drove down to FL to start my clinical rotations
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    Moved to Laurel, MD for a year to continue clinical rotations and met the guys at Rennwelt, thanks to the mafia again! Done quite a bit of work with them.
    Here are the beautiful views out in Frederick, MD
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    A look inside during a VCG replacement and finally got my M3 strut bar put in! Really wish I had thought to do the Vanos rebuild while it was open.
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    Replaced my burnt bowls with the refurbished bowls from Clemsone46. Clear to see which was original and which was the replacement.
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    Light output: HUUUUUGE difference. Went ahead and put some Osram CBIs and enjoyed ridiculous light output
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    2004 Titansilber Metallic BMW 330i ZHP

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    Cool, which med school in the caribean did you attend.?, nice car..!
    CDV delete, KONI STR-T & KYB Excel-G, Weisslichts, Stewart H2O pump....
    http://s900.photobucket.com/user/othibau/media/Junesig.jpg.html][IMG]http://i900.photobucket.com/albums/ac208/othibau/Junesig.jpg

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    Welcome.

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

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

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oli77 View Post
    Cool, which med school in the caribean did you attend.?, nice car..!
    Thank you! I go to Ross University, finishing up in Dec!

    2004 Titansilber Metallic BMW 330i ZHP

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    Grt start to your project thread!

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by JPMo View Post
    Thank you! I go to Ross University, finishing up in Dec!
    Great! Specialty you like?
    CDV delete, KONI STR-T & KYB Excel-G, Weisslichts, Stewart H2O pump....
    http://s900.photobucket.com/user/othibau/media/Junesig.jpg.html][IMG]http://i900.photobucket.com/albums/ac208/othibau/Junesig.jpg

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    I'm applying to Family medicine and a few psychiatry programs. It was a hard decision for me

    2004 Titansilber Metallic BMW 330i ZHP

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    Finally, one of the things that was bothering me the most! Got rid of those horribly oxidized tails and replaced with some in better condition!

    Refreshed on Left, Old and crusty on the right. Terrible pic but the sun was directly behind me



    Winter prep and photos coming soon


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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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    Z4M bushings finally in. Waiting for the alignment before giving a review but the car feels solid so far

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