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    Charrie's ZHP project

    I was first introduced to my ZHP in February 2011 when the previous owner, a BMW mechanic where I used to service my ///M, asked me to update his Navi firmware to v.32. Fast forward a few months and I now have my new ZHP project.

    Feel free to provide feedback and comments on my project thread :


    My ZHP at time of purchase - May 2011:


    2003 BMW 330i ZHP
    6-Speed Manual Transmission
    Imola Red with Alcantara Interior
    ZKW Bi-Xenon Headlights (with issues free of charge!!!)
    LCM s/w ver 3.56
    Alcantara Steering Wheel
    Alcantara interior
    BMW Performance Shift Knob vice ZHP shift knob
    Silver Cube Trim - original worn pieces
    BMW Factory 6-disc CD changer
    Rear subframe reinforced
    35% window tint
    Navi Firmware s/w vers. 4-1/01
    105,952 miles

    Cost during initial purchase: $44,295.00

    My purchase price: $11,800


    And in dire need of a good detail, pin stripe delete, and TLC Time to rescue this poor poor ZHP!
    Previous owner was kind enough to leave dents in the front driver's fender and driver's door. :





    One of the selling points that put me over the edge with my ZHP is that the previous owner had the rear subframe reinforcement done as a preventive maintenance measure. There were no tears on the rear subframe to begin with, which made me feel good. At the time....he seemed honest and up front with all issues that the car had, not that there were many major issues to worry about...

    A few drawbacks to my ZHP was that there were no maintenance history (paperwork or receipts) which I have corrected from the point when I purchased this car, and that the previous owner (the BMW Tech) couldn't tell me anything about any maintenance that he did other than the rear subframe reinforcement, so with every maintenance and mods that I do to this car, I am retaining all my receipts and documenting all maintenance through the use of an excel spreadsheet that I have made.

    Car as it currently sits - January 2016:


    - OEM BMW Performance Cross-Drilled Rotors installed @ 114,300 miles[/COLOR]
    - OEM BMW Performance BBK installed @ 114,300 miles[/COLOR]
    - OEM BMW Performance Grills
    - OEM BMW ///M3 side mirror retrofitted to sedan @ 120,824 miles
    - OEM BMW Bluetooth 13th Gen TCU Module
    - OEM BMW Factory alarm retrofitted @ 105,960 miles
    - OEM BMW "Improved" Homelink/Compass AutoDim (flush grey clown-nose) E90 Mirror retrofit
    - OEM BMW Aux Input
    - OEM BMW Sharkfin
    - OEM BMW ///M3 arm rest with black Nappa Leather
    - OEM BMW Style 135's w/ Michelin Pilot Super Sports (225/255) spare set
    - OEM BMW lit ZHP shift knob retrofit - deadlysns mod from M3 forum
    - OEM BMW LCM s/w vers 4.0 recoded and installed; one touch-triple blink enabled @ 125,887 miles
    - OEM BMW Silver Cube Trim brand new - for a total cost of $725.53 yeah, I'm crazy enough to do this
    - OEM BMW Performance SSK installed @ 128,063 miles
    - OEM BMW Euro LCM Faceplate swap w/ current installed LCM
    - OEM BMW First Aid Kit
    - MTec II carbon fiber rear diffuser - seasonal use only
    - OEM Style 68s staggered with Conti DWS tires
    - 19" BBS CH "Meet Wheels" set with Toyo T1 Proxes Sport tires mounted (19x8.5 ET35 235/35ZR19 front / 19x9.5 255/30ZR19 ET40 rear)
    - DINAN front/rear strut bar
    - TPMS (RPA) aktiv retrofitted @ 138,888 miles
    - BC Racing "BR-series" coilovers
    - BC Racing BR Series Coilover Rear Extenders
    - Gruppe M carbon fiber CAI
    - UUC TSE3 Corsa exhaust
    - 3.46 TMS LSD
    - UUC SS brake lines @ 114,300 miles
    - Shark Injector tune
    - Sprint Booster w/ Sport Button mod - I'd say the first one on the East Coast to do this
    - Brake Force Display - Stage 3 activated @ 138,888 miles
    - G.A.S. BMW 1.2 Bar RED Cooling System Cap
    - Coby alcantara wheel rewrap (black alcantara w/ red stitching)
    - AL bi-Xenon headlight assemblies with ZKW lenses installed
    - Water Pump thread Cap
    - Turner Motorsports 10mm Front / 10mm Rear Spacers (winter wheel usage only)
    - New FCAB/RTABs
    - Pinstripe delete
    - Valentine V1 Radar Detector hardwire
    - LED rear license plate lights
    - Umnitza Orion V4 6000k Angel Eyes w/ remote and Night Commander
    - 5000k D2S lighting
    - HID 5000k Fog retrofit
    - Eagle Eye LED smoked Tail Lights from JLevi SW
    - Euro clear corners
    - White LED sidemarkers
    - Euro clear side markers
    - Gominigo tow hook front license plate holder
    - Blacked out "glossy"rear badge
    - Monochromed roundels (Black/Frozen Grey) and ///M badges
    - SIRIUS Satellite Starmate 4 Radio integration
    - Navi Firmware s/w vers. 4-1/02
    - New DISA @ 116,518 miles
    - ///M oil cap
    - ///M-deadpedal
    - ///M aluminum pedals
    - Carbon Fiber engine covers w/ BMW Performance decals


    177,494 miles

    Future Planned Mods:

    - BMW 135i Performance rear caliper (left/right side) retrofit w/ E46 M3 Performance cross drilled rotors
    - CSL Bootlid for sedan and fog surrounds painted Imola Red


    Deletion:
    - OEM BMW Performance Carbon Fiber Strut Bar
    - DINAN throttle body
    - Stett Red Silicone intake boots









    Pic below is after paint correction detail...:




    Anyway, this is the progression that my ZHP has gone through since I purchased it in May 2011. There's more in store

    Mileage driven in the first year of ownership: 19,935

    Maintenance performed: since rescue...

    - BMW Performance cross-drilled rotors (front and back) @ 114,300 miles
    - BMW Performance BBKs @ 114,300 miles
    - new upper and lower intake boots @116,518 miles
    - new DISA @ 116,518 miles
    - BMW Performance CF Strut bar (brand new - never used) @ 118,700 miles
    - cooling system refresh @ 154,000 miles
    - new ignition coils, VCG, and plugs (done!) @ 121,500 miles
    - VANOS seals replacement and anti-rattle kit installed (done!) @ 121,500 miles
    - INSP II performed @ 125,000 miles
    - updated LCM module w/ s/w v4.0 recoded and installed @ 125,887 miles (one touch-triple blink enabled)
    - OFHG replaced @ 126,250 miles
    - BMW Performace SSK @ 128,063 miles
    - new Voltage Regulator for alternator @ 131,060 miles
    - new NAPA battery @ 132,115 miles
    - new fuel pump @ 135,230 miles
    - new O2 sensors (yep!!! all 4 of them) @ 135,230 miles
    - BC Racing "BR-series" coilovers @ 137,550 miles
    - TMS 3.46 LSD @ 148,700 miles
    - Cooling system overhaul @ 154,000 miles
    - RTABs replaced at Banchwerks
    - DINAN throttle body @ 166,875 miles
    - Idle Control Valve cleaned @ 166,875 miles
    - Stett Performance Red Silicone intake boots @ 166,875 miles
    - Rebuilt OEM BMW alternator installed @ 170,100 miles
    - New BMW "rain sensor" windshield @ 170,600 miles
    - OEM M3 Rear Shock Mounts @ 172,600 miles
    - replaced cam position sensor at 191k
    - removed DINAN throttle body @ 192k


    Outstanding Preventive Maintenance Actions to complete:

    - new tranny oil
    - new diff oil
    - new ZHP control arms/FCABs
    - new GUIBO & center line bearing
    - CDV delete (yes... I still need to get this done!)
    - Refresh all pulleys and tensioners
    Last edited by cakM3; 12-03-2017 at 05:36 PM.
    2008 GT Silver 997.1tt.......................2004 TiAg ///M.........................2003 Imola ZHP

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    "Flame suit NOT REQUIRED!!!"
    Call Me Dane l 2/2004 330i ZHP l 18x8 ET45 BBS CK's wrapped with Michelin Pilot Sport AS3+ @ 245-40-18 l KW V1 Coilovers in front l KW V1 springs w/ Bilstein B8 dampeners in rear l BMW Performance Rotors l UUC StrutBarbarian l Racing Dynamics Rear Strut Bar l Jim Conforti Shark Injector l Light Birch Interior Trim l Bimmian Celly Mount l M3 Trunk Mat l l e90 Performance E-Brake & Shift Knob l M3 Tri-Stitched Boots l AL Headlight Retrofit with ZKW Lenses l CobyWheel Wrap w/M3 Stitching l LCM sw 4.5 triple blink and rear fogs

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    Quote Originally Posted by danewilson77 View Post
    +1. Car is delish. Thanks for sharing, Charlie.
    -ADAM

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    Charlie....does the ZHP still currently retain the smexy black pin stripes?
    "Flame suit NOT REQUIRED!!!"
    Call Me Dane l 2/2004 330i ZHP l 18x8 ET45 BBS CK's wrapped with Michelin Pilot Sport AS3+ @ 245-40-18 l KW V1 Coilovers in front l KW V1 springs w/ Bilstein B8 dampeners in rear l BMW Performance Rotors l UUC StrutBarbarian l Racing Dynamics Rear Strut Bar l Jim Conforti Shark Injector l Light Birch Interior Trim l Bimmian Celly Mount l M3 Trunk Mat l l e90 Performance E-Brake & Shift Knob l M3 Tri-Stitched Boots l AL Headlight Retrofit with ZKW Lenses l CobyWheel Wrap w/M3 Stitching l LCM sw 4.5 triple blink and rear fogs

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    Thanks Adam and Dane

    Dane, no I'm in the process of deleting my pin stripes all together. I suppose if it only had the black pin stripes I would be okay but having the white there as well was a little over the top for me. Personally, I prefer the clean all Imola look on my sedan
    2008 GT Silver 997.1tt.......................2004 TiAg ///M.........................2003 Imola ZHP

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    OK Charlie.
    "Flame suit NOT REQUIRED!!!"
    Call Me Dane l 2/2004 330i ZHP l 18x8 ET45 BBS CK's wrapped with Michelin Pilot Sport AS3+ @ 245-40-18 l KW V1 Coilovers in front l KW V1 springs w/ Bilstein B8 dampeners in rear l BMW Performance Rotors l UUC StrutBarbarian l Racing Dynamics Rear Strut Bar l Jim Conforti Shark Injector l Light Birch Interior Trim l Bimmian Celly Mount l M3 Trunk Mat l l e90 Performance E-Brake & Shift Knob l M3 Tri-Stitched Boots l AL Headlight Retrofit with ZKW Lenses l CobyWheel Wrap w/M3 Stitching l LCM sw 4.5 triple blink and rear fogs

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    Gary
    2004 ZHP Coupe TiAg 6mt
    "I never said it was special"

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    Quote Originally Posted by GMATT View Post
    +1
    "Flame suit NOT REQUIRED!!!"
    Call Me Dane l 2/2004 330i ZHP l 18x8 ET45 BBS CK's wrapped with Michelin Pilot Sport AS3+ @ 245-40-18 l KW V1 Coilovers in front l KW V1 springs w/ Bilstein B8 dampeners in rear l BMW Performance Rotors l UUC StrutBarbarian l Racing Dynamics Rear Strut Bar l Jim Conforti Shark Injector l Light Birch Interior Trim l Bimmian Celly Mount l M3 Trunk Mat l l e90 Performance E-Brake & Shift Knob l M3 Tri-Stitched Boots l AL Headlight Retrofit with ZKW Lenses l CobyWheel Wrap w/M3 Stitching l LCM sw 4.5 triple blink and rear fogs

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    Good stuff Charlie.
    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
    AA Tune, Sprint Booster, Gruppe M Intake, Magnaflow Exhaust, Dinan TB & STEP S/W, TMS Pulleys, H&R Touring Cup Kit & Spacers, UCC Sway Bars
    Dynavin D99+, Hardwire V1 (w/V1 Connection)
    BMW Performance Strut Brace, Orion V2 Angel Eyes, No-holes License Plate, SMG Paddle Shift Mod, Besian VANOS, Gold DISA, Fan Delete

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    Thanks everyone
    2008 GT Silver 997.1tt.......................2004 TiAg ///M.........................2003 Imola ZHP

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