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    FS: 2003 Imola Red/6-speed/Alcantara sedan, $12K obo, Seattle area. Higher miles but extensive recent work.

    2003 BMW 330 ZHPs For Sale
    2004 BMW 330 ZHPs For Sale
    2005 BMW 330 ZHPs For Sale
    2006 BMW 330 ZHPs For Sale
    Hi everyone, I've been a member here off and on for years. I've had my latest ZHP for just about two years now, and after a ton of work it is ready for its next owner. Please pardon the long ad, but I wanted to be thorough and include as much information as I could. Thanks for looking.

    First the basics:

    VIN: WBAEV53473KM03532
    Year: 2003
    Make: BMW
    Model: 330i
    Price: $12,000 obo
    Mileage: 249,000
    Transmission type: Manual
    Body Type (coupe or sedan): Sedan
    Color: Imola Red
    Packages: Laser cloth/Alcantara interior, black cube trim, Harmon Kardon audio, leather steering wheel, Xenon headlamps
    Title status: Clean Washington State title in hand, clean Carfax as well

    The full ad:

    2003 BMW 330i Sedan ZHP, VIN WBAEV53473KM03532

    Imola Red on gray cloth/Alcantara interior
    6-speed manual transmission
    249K miles
    Clean title in hand
    Clean Carfax
    Florida/Washington state car, zero rust (Washington car since 2007)
    Black Cube trim
    Harmon Kardon audio
    Xenon headlamps
    Factory rubber all-season floor mats
    Runs great, no check engine lights
    No fluid leaks
    Rear subframe mounts look good, no cracks (photos available)
    Airbag recalls completed
    Trunk tool kit is complete
    Comes with two keys
    Heat and AC work properly

    Nearly $10,000 has been invested in the past two years, some on cosmetic items (like wheel restoration) but most on the good stuff - quality OEM or OEM+ parts to restore the impeccable driving experience of the best E46 sedan that was available. Many more photos are available, including lots of undercarriage photos.

    Recent work since I purchased the car in February 2022 at 243K miles:

    Expansion tank replaced, coolant flushed with correct BMW factory coolant
    Oil filter housing gasket replaced
    VANOS oil line replaced (OEM)
    Valve cover gasket replaced
    Timing chain tensioner spring replaced (BMW)
    Fuel pump housing "ring" gasket replaced
    New ZHP shifter knob and BMW factory short shifter installed
    All shifter bushings and rubber shifter boot replaced with OEM
    Driveline guibo replaced (OEM)
    Driveline center support bearing replaced (OEM)
    All three differential bushings replaced with Powerflex polyurethane bushings
    Rear trailing arm bushings replaced with Powerflex polyurethane bushings
    Transmission and differential fluid replaced (Liqui-Moly)
    Rear lower control arms replaced (Lemforder)
    Front and rear sway bar bushings and end links replaced (Lemforder)
    Inner and outer tie rods replaced (Lemforder)
    Front lower control arm bushings replaced (Lemforder)
    Oil pan gasket replaced at local BMW specialty shop
    Engine mounts replaced at local BMW specialty shop (Lemforder)
    Steering shaft rubber coupling replaced (BMW)
    All power steering hoses replaced at local BMW specialty shop (BMW)
    Transmission mounts replaced (Lemforder)
    All belts replaced
    Lower radiator hose replaced (OEM)
    Heater control valve replaced (BMW)
    Windshield washer pump replaced
    Cowl trim replaced, wiper arms repainted
    Cabin air filter replaced
    Rear upper shock mounts replaced, shock mount reinforcement plates added
    Wheels refinished to brand-new condition in July 2022, new center caps installed
    Michelin Pilot Sport All Season 4 tires in stock sizes installed at 245K miles
    Wheel alignment at 247K miles

    Previous maintenance:

    All window regulators replaced in 2016, at about 225K miles
    Radiator, water pump, thermostat done in 2016 at about 225K miles
    Power steering pump replaced in 2018
    Battery replaced in December 2020
    Shocks/struts replaced with Bilstein H4s in 2020
    NGK spark plugs installed in May 2021 (likely around 240K miles)

    Remaining issues:

    ABS pump failed, so ABS and stability control are inoperative
    Cloth starting to come loose from A and B pillars, rear headliner drooping
    Wear spot in driverís side bolster
    Occasional suspension rattle from right rear
    Airbag light on due to passenger seat weight sensor failed (sensor bypass widget included with sale)
    Sunroof shade slider off track (sunroof works fine)
    Front passenger window inoperative (likely the electric motor since regulators were done recently, a replacement motor is included with the car)
    Clear coat failed on door handles, small marks in clear coat on trunk lid
    Paint scrapes on underside of front bumper
    Rear ashtray missing

    Available extras (included with a full price sale):

    Freshly rewrapped leather steering wheel with M color stitching (never installed, $375 value)
    Full set of new BavSound speakers (unopened, $400 value)
    StopTech stainless steel brake lines (unopened, $110 value)
    Mishimoto cold air intake (unopened, $200 value)
    Bavarian Autosport front strut brace
    Factory BMW front plate mount for those who wish to run a front plate
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    New photos from yesterday:
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  3. #3
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Sharp looking example that does not show almost 250k. How's

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

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

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    As often happens with these cars, there appears to be a notable difference between the current market's price and the price I am willing to accept. Therefore I am keeping the car, but I'm not sure how to delete this thread.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jan 1970
    Southern California
    I'll delete it for you when I get a chance.

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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, Anthracite Black "my individual" interior trim
    ESS Stage 1 Twin Screw Supercharger, Sprint Booster, BMW Perf Intake, Magnaflow Exhaust, Dinan TB & STEP S/W, UCC Sway Bars, Apex EC-7 18x8.5 ET38
    Suspension: AST 44100 dampers, Bimmerworld front adjustable end links, Swift springs (8K front, 10K rear), Vorshlag camber plates
    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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