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Old Fri, Sep-26-2014, 03:10:10 AM   #1
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Default A Dinosaur's E46 ZCP Journal

Bought it in August 2014.
2005 M3 ZCP
52,000 miles
Interlagos Blue
Black Leather / Anthracite Impulse Cloth
6-Speed Manual
Manual Seats
Heated Seats
Harmon Kardon Sound System
Sunroof

Original Modifications:
Koni Yellow Dampers
H&R Sport Springs
Rogue Engineering Rear Shock Mounts
AKG Polyurethane 90A Rear Trailing Arm Bushings
OE European Tray
Valentine One Hardwire Cable

Prior to Sale, Dave B Replaced:
OE Engine Mounts
OE Front Control Arm Bushings
OE Belt Tensioner
OE Idler Pulleys
OE Belt
OE Air Filter
OE Cabin Air Filter
OE Fluids
OE Interior Bulbs
Cleaned Throttle Bodies
Cleaned Idle Control Valve

First Pictures when the car was delivered to the house.




I’ve been garaging and getting body work done during the title transfer process. The bodywork consisted of:
- Removing a dent on the hood near the front passenger-side grille
- Removing a white scratch on the driver-side c-pillar
- Removing small dents above the diffuser on the rear bumper and reconditioning the rear bumper
- Removing curb rash on the rear passenger-side ZCP wheel.

Modifications that I’ve added:
USA Spec iPod Integration
Ultimate Cup Holder on the passenger side

Imperfections that I noticed/still have to take care of:
- Passenger-side front grille had a broken mounting clip and was not fully secured. So I bought an OE replacement.
- PPI mentioned the fuel filter and windshield washer pump needed replacement, purchased OE replacement parts to do the job.
- Replaced the 10 year old interior carpets with new OE carpets
- Trunk interior trim clips were missing, purchased the missing clips.
- Purchased the OE upgraded differential bolts. I’m going to hold off the installation until I do the TMS rear sub-frame reinforcement.
- Purchased 303 Spot Remover and 303 Fabric Guard for the interior and trunk trim. The spot remover worked wonders. I still need to do some more research whether it would work on the ZCP steering wheel. I used the Fabric Guard on the interior carpets and the trunk carpet.
- The rear view mirror had the typical oval spot on the center indicating it needed repair or replace. I sent the mirror to Scott at radar-mirror for repair.
- Missing an exhaust bolt in section 1. Dave has the part.

A few of the parts that I gotta install.


Before and After of the Mirror. Thank you Scott for your awesome service!



Future Mod List/Wish List/Christmas List
- Turner Motorsports Rear Sub-Frame Reinforcement Kit
- AKG Polyurethane 90A Rear Sub-Frame Bushings
- OE Differential Bushings
- Beisan Vanos Build with Upgraded Cam Bolts and High Pressure Oil Line
- OE Euro Header
- 200cell Cats
- Scorza Exhaust
- Some Kind of Tune
- Scorza CSL Trunk
- Status Gruppe Rear Diffuser
- SPAL Fan
- Replacement Shifter. Either a new OE e46 M3 shifter or a ZHP shifter

I’m still debating whether to do the Status Gruppe CSL front bumper as well. And an intake is still up in the air. The tune will all depend whether I’ll be MAF-less or not with an intake. As you can see, this car isn’t going to be insanely modified. However it will be insanely maintained. I want to thank Ian for making that awesome preventative maintenance thread.

Better pictures will come this weekend.












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Old Fri, Sep-26-2014, 10:30:42 AM   #2
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Default Re: A Dinosaur's E46 ZCP Journal

Off to a good start. Maintenance is key with these cars
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Old Sat, Sep-27-2014, 12:54:50 AM   #3
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Off to a good start. Maintenance is key with these cars
Thanks. I think I'm pretty well prepared for the maintenance schedule. I replaced the windshield washer pump and the strainer today. It was a lot easier to do than expected. The only part that confused me was the pump for the washer looked like the headlamp washer pump from realoem's diagram, but I don't have the headlamp washers. Either way, it looks like I solved the leak and the windshield washers now work.
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Old Sat, Sep-27-2014, 01:55:29 AM   #4
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Nice pick up and sounds like you have some nice mods planned
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BEAUTIFUL! Gotta love a clean E46!
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Old Sat, Sep-27-2014, 12:46:12 PM   #6
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Damn, I have two ultimate upholders that you could've taken...
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Old Wed, Oct-01-2014, 03:40:54 AM   #7
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Default Re: A Dinosaur's E46 ZCP Journal

Thanks guise!

After balancing the front wheels, it was found that there is a slight bend on the passenger-side wheel and two slight bends on the driver-side wheel. Arrrggggghhh! I guess some set backs are to be expected with a 9-10 year old car. Going to have it repaired at either Olympits or Turbax in Orlando. Also going to have the rears checked out too. The tire shop recommended to repair it rather than purchase a new wheel so I guess they are not bent too badly.
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Nice. Cant wait to see more progress
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very nice! If you want, I have an extra ZCP knob i can sell you.. pm me.
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It was 62 degrees in Orlando this morning. Windows down with the heated seats was great!

Putting flame suit on. 62 degs is cold for a soflo guy.
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