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    Ol' Red Rehab Project Zweiter Teil

    Small background story:

    Long time member and friend Shawn had mentioned about listing his beloved zhp for sale. So when the opportunity to purchase it appeared on the horizon, I couldn't say no.

    Previous owner Chronicles here

    https://r.tapatalk.com/shareLink/top...ink_source=app

    So here is the continuation of this zhp.

    Purchase date:

    April 6th 2019

    Vehicle info:
    2004 330i 6mt sedan
    Imola red with Alcantara Interior
    Mileage at the time of purchase - 221,179





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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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    The wife and I took the trip in her car to meet up with Shawn and his wife. Spent the day in his town and had a blast. After the paperwork was done, we headed home.

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

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    Over the next couple of days I gave the car a quick detail and took some pictures.

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    Then over the course of the summer I drove the car and enjoyed putting more miles on it. Then life happened with the wife and I listing our home for sale, finding a new place, buying and settling in.

    So car projects were put on hold and the car sat in the garage. I ended up removing the fog lights since they were busted up and reverted back to chrome grills since one of the black ones got busted.



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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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    Ol'Red didn't take well to this news being stored so it decided to develop a coolant leak.

    So a cooling system overhaul started the snowball process which is where I am currently with the car.

    Ended up removing the radiator and all the cooling parts on the front of the engine. Time and mileage took a major toll on the plastic parts. Then pulled the intake manifold, all the hard coolant pipes, heater hoses, oil filter housing assembly, all the power steering related items and anything else that needs to be replaced.


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    Then the whole I am in there thought process took over so the car went up on the quickjacks.

    I decided to address the oil pan gasket leak and do a full cleaning of the engine and the subframe.

    Enjoy the grime and dirt with this next set of images.



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    While examining the engine bay and with Soo much room for activities, I disconnected the front subframe and removed it out of the car. This allowed me to examine the oil pan gasket leak and see how bad it was.

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    So the next step in this whole process is to replace anything that is worn, torn and leaking.

    The current lists of parts has become extremely long but a part of me just couldn't leave things be. The wife still has not banned me to the couch so I will begin the cleaning process and reassembly so stay tuned for further updates.

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    That's taking care of business right there. Lots of work!
    325i, 2005, 5MT, Silvergrey, leatherette, Sport package; CDV delete, KONI STR-T & KYB Excel-G, Weisslichts, Stewart H2O pump

    328i, 2010, 6MT, Spacegrey, dakota leather, M-sport packages; all stock
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    Snowball is an understatement lol, very cool to watch the progress though!
    2005 BMW 330i ZHP - BMWP brakes/intake/strut bar/shifter, Coby wraps interior, BBS CHs, Eagle Eye LED tails, GC coilovers, 2x2 CF MTECH2 diffuser, Sprint Booster/sport button mod, 4.5 LCM, Xtrons 9inch HU, BSW stg1, dynamat, M3 sedan dead pedal
    2017 Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro Cement Gray - Innovativ HIDs, OE LED fogs, CanvasBack, URD, black tails, K&N, AJT



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