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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Feb 2020

    My name is Chris and I have a problem...

    New owner of a ZHP here. 2003 Imola Red over Alcantara/cloth with black cube trim. Six speed sedan. Picked it up this week with 124,xxx miles for $5k. Already FCP’d $800 worth of parts plus new Michelin A/S3+ from Costco. On deck:

    • Complete cooling system except for radiator (going to see if that’s good first)
    • Belts (will check pulleys before ordering those)
    • Headlight len’s plus seal strips
    • Hood Roundel
    • One fog light surround
    • Cowl covering
    • Wiper blades
    • Valve cover reseal kit
    • Rear diff fluid
    • Oil change kit
    • Air filters (cabin and engine)
    • Lemforder front control arm bushings
    • DOT4 Brake fluid

    Should keep me busy awhile The weather is crappy here (live in Indiana) and I won’t drive it in the winter unless it’s dry so I have time to bring it up to snuff.

    Once all that is done, going to clean the engine real good and see if there are other leaks. The VC is leaking so bad it’s hard to tell what else is. I wouldn’t be surprised if the OFHG needs it too. I suspect the blower resistor is bad too because of an erratic fan. I think I have a spare somewhere. Drivers door squeaks so probably a new door stop. It drives really well though. Couldn’t even tell the FCABS were bad till I got under it. I’ve seen worse.

    This is actually my second ZHP. Bought a 2005 new and had it for four years. One of the few cars I got rid of in my life that I missed a lot so I am happy to be in another.

    I am an e46 freak. I still have:
    2001 325xiT 5-speed
    2002 325i 5-speed
    2002 M3 SMG
    2003 M3 SMG (dedicated track car)

    Hope to learn from this site and contribute back as well.


  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2014
    Portland, OR
    Welcome! Looks like you have plenty on your plate to keep you busy.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jan 1970
    Southern California
    Welcome. Great stable of cars! GL with the work.

    Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
    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

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Dec 2016
    Greensboro, NC
    Quote Originally Posted by foolio View Post
    My name is Chris and I have a problem...
    (as a group) “Hi Chris”
    Emma - 2005 BMW 330ci ZHP 6MT Estorilblau Individual

    Sportline 8s 18x8.5F - 18x9.5R | APEX ARC-8 18x8.5 Square | aFe Intake | 135i Brembo F/R Calipers | 26mm Front/20mm Rear Sway Bars | Z4 Mirror
    M3 Dead Pedal | Lexus ES300 Yellow Fog Light Retrofit | Koni Yellows/H&R Springs | Llumar CTX 40% | Coby Tri-Stitch Wheel & Boots

    Awaiting Install: M3 Wing Mirrors

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Lexington, KY
    Howdy! That's a nice list of cars. Hope your garage is large.
    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][IMG]

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Austin TX
    Welcome, sir. You will love this forum. Any ZHP pics to share ?
    2005 IR / black / 6MT
    150,000 miles

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Nov 2016
    Charlotte, NC
    Awesome. Surprised to see so many similar cars in the stable. Any of them being replaced by the zhp?

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Dec 2015
    Indianapolis, IN
    Near Indianapolis by chance?

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Independence KY
    welcome to the forum!
    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

  10. #10
    Hi Chris.

    And I thought I had an E46 problem...

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