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    new to me 05!

    First off, this forum is great, it's rare to find a group of people that don't trash talk each other, and are supportive even with FS threads.

    So I picked up an 05 Alpine on Gray sedan, steptronic, Factory Navigation and Heated Seats, with 66,800 miles on it yesterday.

    I apologize for the glamorous setting, was in high gear driving home and had to take a few shots for posterity.






    I plan on searching for most of these answers but figured I'd get them all out here first since its a "projects" thread

    There are no manuals with the car, can anyone tell me the recommended Oil weight is (don't want to start any oil debate, just looking for the weight), additionally where I could buy the manuals?

    Going to do some basic maintenance, plugs, oil, air filter this weekend, anything else to look at?
    Oil, air, cabin air done!

    Washer fluid pump isn't working, I want to check the fuses, but not sure which fuse box, fuse.
    Pump replaced

    Drivers window regulator is on its last legs.
    Lubed window tracks, seems to be working ok for now.

    Has factory nav and Sirius, NEED to get an Aux in don't care about Ipod control.
    Aux installed

    The steering wheel is pretty shot, not a high priority but I'd like to replace it.
    Cleaned, looks great!

    There was only 1 Key, need to talk to the dealer about a replacement.
    Last edited by elsanto; 07-26-2013 at 08:05 AM.

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    Congrats Doug.

    -I have an extra set of manuals that you can have. Will you be down in the Princeton area anytime soon? If not, I can mail them to you. But I think it is safer if you drive the e30 M3 down here, just so the manuals don't get lost in the mail .

    -I've had to replace the washer fluid pump on a previous ZHP - it was a pretty cheap part ($30 - $40 if I recall correctly) and took all of 2 minutes to swap in.

    Let's see some pictures!
    On the hunt for the cleanest lowest mileage ZHP sedan!

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    Congrats on the buy and safe trip back home. I tried to call you to help pass the time--got your voicemail.

    Mobile1 0-w40 on sale at walmart. http://www.zhpmafia.com/forums/showt...hlight=walmart

    I have an Aux jack for sale if you have non-nav. http://www.zhpmafia.com/forums/showt...-jack-for-sale

    Main fuse panel is in the top of glove box--two white toggles.

    Try the alacantara cleaning on the wheel before you give up. (thread here somewhere)

    If you do need a new one: http://www.zhpmafia.com/forums/showt...ight=alcantara

    Post Pics!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by elsanto View Post

    There was only 1 Key, need to talk to the dealer about a replacement.
    Be sure to take proof of ownership to the dealer. I think they want the title in order to purchase a key.

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    Nice Doug!

    My car only came with 1 key also, I heard the keys are $200 at the dealer.

    I use Mobile 1 0W-40 oil. Walmart has the 5 quart jugs on sale for $22.50. You can order them online if the local Walmart doesn't have them.

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    Click on the links in my sig for the "Maintenance Thread", "Mechanical Fan Delete Thread" and the "UltraGauge"!

    Also some thing to consider.

    Vanos and DISA rebuild.
    German Auto Solutions for the DISA Kit.
    http://germanautosolutions.com/bmw_s...repair_kit.php
    Beisan Systems for the VANOS.
    http://www.beisansystems.com/


    Oh ya and a Must have is the Sprint Booster II with the mode button. Awesome!


    http://www.zhpmafia.com/forums/showthread.php?t=7679
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    Thanks for all of the help!

    Bill, I'll definitely take you up on the extra set of books, it's really one of my pet peeves.

    Shawn, sorry I missed your call, must have been distracted with the car , thanks again for checking out that other car for me, good karma! My car does have the factory Nav, so I presume the aux in you have will not work with my headunit?

    I'll definitely pickup some M1 from walmart.. I would warn people in shady areas (NJ) to check the seals on oil from Walmart. I purchased a 5 qt jug once, and someone had nicely refilled it with their used oil and returned it to walmart they obviously hadn't checked it when taking in the return.. good times!

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    Welcome!
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    Whoa that's messed up!
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    TTFS Engine/SMG Tune/CSL 255 - SGT Headers/Sect 1/SCZA - Evolve Eventuri
    VIS XTS CF Hood - CF Lip/Console/Diffuser - OE CSL Trunk - BWS 500S 9k/11k

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    Tapatalk!
    BAVSOUND Stage 1 - UltraGauge - Valentine One - Orion V4's - ARC-8's
    TTFS Engine/SMG Tune/CSL 255 - SGT Headers/Sect 1/SCZA - Evolve Eventuri
    VIS XTS CF Hood - CF Lip/Console/Diffuser - OE CSL Trunk - BWS 500S 9k/11k

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    Again! Please delete. Aaaagggh....
    BAVSOUND Stage 1 - UltraGauge - Valentine One - Orion V4's - ARC-8's
    TTFS Engine/SMG Tune/CSL 255 - SGT Headers/Sect 1/SCZA - Evolve Eventuri
    VIS XTS CF Hood - CF Lip/Console/Diffuser - OE CSL Trunk - BWS 500S 9k/11k

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