so this will be my final ZHP touring project for a long time. I feel like it took me forever to complete this specific one and overall just couldn't catch a break. everything was hard when it shouldnt have been.

this is a titanium silver 2000 323i so to make this a ZHp wagon takes the most work.

most wiring changes, most coding, most items having to be retrofitted.

This car was good and bad. good as it was a nice loaded example to start with and bad that previous owner was a meth head that didnt take care of the car at al. major smoker car alert.

I started with the mechanical bits first....

- m3 3.62 rear subframe, brakes and LSD diff that I had left over from another part out.
- installed drive by wire pedal system
- converted from auto to manual
- installed M3 MK20 DSC module, brake booster and M3 master cylinder.
- installed M3 front and rear brakes
- installed ZHP exhaust and hangers
- installed ZHP steering rack
- installed M3 OE control arms, FCAB and tierods
- Replaced rear driver side M3 camber arm (was bent by previous person)
- installed M3 Mk20 grey ABS Sensors
- installed ZHP M54 engine, 6 speed and M3 drive shaft
- Installed ZHP DME EWS module and swapped in ZHP Keyfob circuit board into my original 323 key to retain all my ignition locks in place.
- Used WINKfP to flash DME to latest Software update available
- Coded IKE, LCM, DSC module as Manual and coded proper Euro wagon 330i FA/SA chassis with performance option (doesn't do anything special just being OCD)
- installed all emissions equipment including 4 wire DMTL module in back, repinning body harness connector for DME and running 4th new wire from rear of car to DME box.
- installed SAP and MAF with wiring to DME box
- Started engine and resolved CEL issues
- replaced bad O2 sensor bank 1 pre cat sensor
- remove interior, vacuum carpet and deep clean with carpet steam cleaner
- removed black rear touring leather seats and stripped the leather covers off all pieces
- installed alcantara covers from Sreten in Germany
- installed front refurbished heated/lumbar alcantara sport seats
- installed facelift front end
- installed new headlight lenses
- installed and retrofitted headlight washer system
- installed latch child safety system from 2003 model car (2000 model cars had holes but not the hardware)
- installed M3 leather steering wheel, new ZHP knob, alcantara boots
- recharged AC system

Car was aligned today with new tires and balanced.

so currently this is the current specs of the wagon as it sits.

2000 330i 6MT ZHP (243k chassis miles no rust at all clean body)
- MS45.1 DME with all emissions in place
- 184k M54B30
- ZF 6 speed transmission
- e46 M3 Front and Rear brakes
- e46 M3 New OE Control arms and FCAB
- e46 M3 3.62 LSD diff m3 subframe and Driveshaft
- ZHP 712 steering rack
- New complete tie-rod assemblies
- OE BMW Alcantara Lumbar and heated Alcantara/Cloth M Sport euro interior
- Anthracite Black headliner (not installed yet will get to it soon)
- OE BMW Euro Anthracite Visors, pillars etc....(not installed yet will get to it soon)
- M3 leather steering wheel, ZHP shift knob
- Facelift front end conversion
- ZHP MtechII Full kit front, rear bumpers and side skirts.
- 4.7 LCM 5 blink system in place

just wanted to share my progress and its good to get this thing 80% complete. it drives very nice, smooth and quick gearing.

would love to keep this one so il have to see how that pans out.

on to the pictures!

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