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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Salt Lake City, UT

    Cool Dario's 2004 Imola Red Sedan Build Thread

    After almost a decade of not owning a ZHP, an incredible specimen of "holy shit, please save me" German engineering has found its way to me.

    I got this ZHP from my brother's coworker, who had to unload the car due to some very stressful life circumstances regarding her health. The car has been sitting on a driveway for about 2-3 years. They wanted the car to go to an enthusiast who would fix it and take care of it, and God knows I can't say to no to another bucket.

    Oh, I also got a sweet deal on an E70 X5 diesel from Copart. Waiting to fix the DEF heater on it because the wheel locking bolts have no key and are quite stubborn... but anyway.

    Here she is:

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    197k miles
    Clean title
    Imola Red
    Natural Brown
    Moonroof (which I absolutely wanted, the E90 M3 is a slicktop and I wish it wasn't)
    No heated seats

    Car came with some spare parts and accessories, namely some new front rotors and some Hawk pads.

    Issues that need fixing:

    No AC
    I can just fucking feel those window regulators waiting for the least convenient time possible
    Car is very dirty and needs a seats-out cleaning and carpet wash
    2nd gear shuddering, most reading suggests guibo + CSB
    All fluids
    + tons of paint and body work that I want to learn to do with time

    Mods I want to do:
    Electric fan conversion
    Manual swap
    Hard Motorsport flares
    + future stuff

    Updates may not be very regular. Just bought a house from a hoarder that needs a ton of work, getting engaged soon, I bought an additional car that needs fixing and maintenance, M3 always requires something, etc.

    But I'll be around as I build this thing.
    Last edited by Avetiso; 07-09-2024 at 01:25 PM.
    2004 E46 Imola Red 330i ZHP
    2008 E90 Sparkling Graphite M3
    2011 E70 Black Sapphire X5 35d

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Independence KY
    New build threads are always fun to watch evolve, congrats on the pick up!
    2005 BMW 330i ZHP - BMWP calipers/intake/strut bar/shifter, M3 CSL front/M3 rear rotors, Coby wraps interior, BBS CH wheels, Eagle Eye LED tails, LED fog lights, GC coilovers, Sprint Booster/sport button mod, 4.5 LCM w/ programming, Xtrons 9inch HU, BSW stg1, dynamat, M3 sedan dead pedal, oCarbon CF interior trim, CF seat backs, 2x2 CF MTECH2 diffuser, CF cabin filter cover

  3. #3
    Congrats, looking forward to the revival. There have been so many parted out by me in NY lately.
    2003 330i ZHP; Imola/Alcantara 6 speed, 2002 330xi ZSP; Blue gray/Black 5 speed

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Nov 2014
    Portland, OR
    Agreed! Congrats on the acquisition

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Welcome back.

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

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

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Austin TX
    +1. And congrats!
    2005 IR / black / 6MT
    157,000 miles

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