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  1. #11
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    Jan 2014
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    Update: Finally got the car back up and running with an engine swap, nearly 9 mos after blowing the old one overheating it. Once we got into it, the old engine was just too far gone to repair and still expect it to be reliable.

    Maybe I should have sold it rather than fix it, but after looking at the prices they're going for lately it was clear I wasn't going to get a good one for any less than fixing this one. And, if I were buying another I probably would not have settled for one that didn't have significantly less mileage, which would have raised the ante considerably. Plus I'd already put a good bit of work and new parts into this one since breaching the 100K mark (it's showing about 123K now). Still, it's going to take a little while to trust it again now, but I'm sure time heals all wounds.
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    2004 ZHP Convertible (OB/NB) - current
    2004 ZHP Coupe (SG/Alcantara) - *sold*

  2. #12
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    Jan 1970
    Location
    Lexington, KY
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    Nice update!!!
    So how many miles is on the replacement engine?
    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; has a 330 intake but no tune - yet
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  3. #13
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    Jan 2014
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oli77 View Post
    Nice update!!!
    So how many miles is on the replacement engine?
    About the same as the original, roughly 120K.

    Unfortunately, there weren't many choices. We found one with about 80K on it, but the price was nearly double. Not worth it for the difference in mileage.

    The engine we got, BTW, is a standard M54B30. But I had my ZHP cam installed as part of the swap. So far, it runs very well.
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    2004 ZHP Convertible (OB/NB) - current
    2004 ZHP Coupe (SG/Alcantara) - *sold*

  4. #14
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    Feb 2023
    Location
    Metro NYC
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    Glad to hear how this turned out.

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