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Thread: GotZHP's E46 330i ZHP Maintenance & Build Thread w/ Pics & DIYS

  1. #281
    Join Date
    Jan 1970
    Southern California
    Definitely. A few of us SoCals around. William and I are in the South Bay for starters.

    Sent from my SM-G935V 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

  2. #282
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Charleston SC
    Check your control arms before you replace them. Mine were still in perfect condition at 141k hard miles. You might be able to put off replacement and use those funds for other parts in the meantime
    Dinan CAI &Throttle body, ESS Tuning TS2, Bimmerbrakes gen3 headers, UUC SSK & DSSR. Achilles oil pump, VAC oil pan baffle
    M3 Motor mounts, UUC Trans mounts, Modified clutch style LSD 3.15, TMS front subframe reinforcement, Koni Yellow sports,
    H&R sport springs,
    UUC sway bars, BMW Perf. Rotors, UUC SS brake lines, Hawk HPS pads, CSL replica wheels,
    Rotora strut bar, FXR HID conversion, M3 Mirror conversion, BSW stage 1 speakers

  3. #283
    Picked up the rest of the goodies at work today

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    Just realized that the new headlights have a silver interior while the olds have a black. The silver does help to reflect some light and makes them seem brighter, but that black interior trim looks sooo good. Currently using new headlights with old corners. One side, passenger, lines up and fits great. Driver side not so much. There will be some fiddling and adjusting to do. really hoping there is no bend in the fender.

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    Just re-installed the DISA and the new air box. Thanks Ray AKA Karl Lazlo! Air box is in great shape. How many miles are on that filter? Going to put it in the Pay It Forward thread as I have one with only 10,000 miles on it.

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    Moment of truth... Going to fire it up

  5. #285

    My heart just fell out

  6. #286
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Meaning ?

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

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

  7. #287
    It starts. Will rev up to 1,500-1,700 rpm like normal, sounds normal, then will drop to idle like normal. Idle is not normal. Really rough and a lot of idle hunting going on. It almost stalls itself out. It is really erratic. No CEL and SES was on for post cat o2 sensors, but that has been an issue for months now.

    I took off all the intake side of things, and put them back on. No vacuum leak i am aware of.

  8. #288
    Ok, so momentary freak out calmed by a quick Google search. I need a new alternator.

    1.) My interior lights were flickering while engine was at idle
    2.) I started the car 4 separate times and let it run for 20 seconds or so. 4th time it almost didn't start
    3.) The expansion tank was pushed into the alternator with enough force to break open the tank and spill fluid all over the alternator.
    4.) There is absolutely no vacuum leaks and everything is plugged in as it should be
    5.) No CEL and no relevant SES

    Back to the parts store tomorrow. Needed to pick up a few pop rivets and fasteners anyways.

  9. #289
    Anybody? Bought the alternator today. there is a very small chance I did not seat the dipstick tube firmly and that is causing issues but I think it is slim.

    God OE alternators are expensive!!! At net price after core exchange, ~$430 buhuhuhuh

  10. #290
    Well, alternator picked up from the BMW parts store was the wrong one. ran to an Oreilly auto parts to pick one up with the right plug connector. While there figured I should prove it was in fact my alternator that was the problem.

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