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Old 10-04-2012, 07:14 PM   #1
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My Ride: ///M3 & 330i ZHP
Imola ZHP Progress Thread

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 a new ZHP project. Feel free to provide feedback and comments on my project thread

My ZHP at time of purchase:

2003 BMW 330i ZHP
6-Speed Manual Transmission
Imola Red with Alcantara Interior
ZKW Bi-Xenon Headlights
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

And in dire need of a good detail, pin stripe delete, and TLC
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 since I purchased it in May 2011:

- Coby alcantara wheel rewrap (black alcantara w/ red stitching)
- UUC TSE3 Corsa exhaust
- New ZKW headlight lens with laminate cover
- Eagle Eye LED smoked Tail Lights from JLevi SW
- Clear smoked corners
- Clear side markers
- Gominigo tow hook front license plate holder
- ZKW Bi-Xenon (w/ retrofitted OEM AL M3 Bi-Xenon projector assemblies) Headlights
- OEM BMW Performance Cross-Drilled Rotors @ 114,300 miles
- OEM BMW Performance BBK @ 114,300 miles
- OEM BMW Performance CF Strut Bar @ 118,700 miles
- OEM BMW Performance Grills
- OEM BMW ///M3 side mirror retrofit to sedan @ 120,824 miles
- OEM BMW Bluetooth retrofit
- OEM BMW Factory alarm retrofit
- OEM BMW Compass/Homelink (flush clown-nose) Mirror retrofit
- OEM BMW Aux Input retrofit
- OEM BMW Sharkfin retrofit
- OEM BMW ///M3 arm rest with black Nappa Leather
- OEM BMW Style 135's w/ Michelin Pilot Super Sports (225/255)
- OEM BMW lit ZHP shift knob (deadlysyns retrofit)
- 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 @ 128,063 miles
- OEM BMW Euro LCM Faceplate swap w/ current installed LCM
- OEM BMW First Aid Kit retrofit
- MTec II carbon fiber rear diffuser - seasonal use only
- OWM BMW M3 - Style 67M Double Spoke (225 square) - Winter set
- SIRIUS Satellite Starmate 4 Radio integration
- Afe Stage 2 CAI
- Shark Injector
- 6000k D2S lighting
- HID fog retrofit w/ 6000k 9006 bulbs
- New FCABs
- UUC SS brake lines @ 114,300 miles
- Pinstripe delete.
- Beltronics Sti Driver Radar Detector hardwire
- LED rear license plate lights
- LED 6000k Angel Eyes w/ remote
- Blacked out "glossy"rear badge
- Monochromed roundels (Black/Frozen Grey) and ///M badges
- Carbon Fiber Arqray front lip spoiler
- Navi Firmware s/w vers. 4-1/02
- New DISA @ 116,518 miles
- New upper and lower intake boots @116,518 miles
- ///M oil cap
- ///M-deadpedal
- ///M aluminum pedals
- Dynoc Vinyl CF style wrap on steering wheel trim @ 125,350 miles
- White LED sidemarkers
- Water Pump thread Cap
- Turner Motorsports 10mm Front & 12mm Rear Spacers
- Carbon Fiber engine covers
- DICE Silverline Duo iPod integration (6-disc CD changer deleted)
- Sprint Booster w/ Sport Button mod
- MTec II Carbon Fiber rear diffuser (summer use only)
- aFe Intake scoop painted Imola Red

136,255 miles

Future upgrades/mods/maintenance:
- BC Racing "BR-series" Coilovers (going to do this in March/April 2013)
- CDV Delete at my next oil change
- AutoCarbon carbon fiber M3 side mirror housings (possible)
- Front Driver's side fender and door replacement (removing dents/damage to the OE panels from previous owners )

By the way....did I mention that I hate these damn pinstripes? What was the original owner thinking when she had them "painted" on?????? They have to go....

Pic below is after paint correction detail...

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

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

Maintenance performed: since purchasing this beauty...
- 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 @ 118,700 miles
- cooling system refresh (done!) @ 120,500 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 @ 131,060 miles
- new NAPA battery @ 132,115 miles
- new fuel pump @ 135,230 miles
- new O2 sensors (all 4 of them) @ 135,230 miles

Outstanding Preventive Maintenance Actions to complete:
- RTAB refresh
- new tranny oil
- new diff oil
- check control arms
- new GUIBO and center line bearing
- new rear wheel bearings
- CDV delete
2004 TiAg ///M l OEM CSL Interior Door Panels l OEM CSL Bootlid l CSL Center Console | Nav s/w v32 | LCM s/w 4.5 One-Touch Triple Blink | OEM Black Interior retrofit | BC Racing BR Coilovers l BMW Performance Carbon Fiber Strut Bar/SSK/Cross-Drilled Rotors l Gruppe M CAI l BMW iPod/Sirius Integration l Alu Tech interior Trim l Lit F10 ///M5 Shift Knob l Umnitza Orion V4 A/E's l 365Autosports One piece 1x1 cf CSL lip | BBS CH & ARC-8 wheel sets

Last edited by cak323i; 03-31-2013 at 02:23 PM.
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