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    A Few Small Problems

    I received my 6000 mile Z8 on Tues.
    I have found a few very small issues:
    The ashtray doesnít stay locked in place-when the cover is opened it rises slowly
    Obviously no big deal-never smoked
    I plan to leave the hardtop on-one of the plastic side covers wonít stay in place
    Any thoughts would be appreciated
    What a car!!!
    If these are my biggest issues I am a very fortunate guy

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    Does anyone know the part number for the left side plastic trim cover for the hard top mount (black).
    I found it
    Thanks

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    REALOEM has a nice website for Z8 parts. I plan to call my dealer today and order a new plastic hardtop mount cover and the receptacle part. I remember in 2008 when I briefly owned an 800 mile Topaz/crema Z8 that the silly gear mechanism of the ashtray often broke. I donít remember the fix for that but not important enough to worry about it.

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    Shop around for parts...BMW dealers are notorious for price gouging. My go-to site is mybimmerparts.com, although they've eliminated their free-shipping-for-orders-over-$99 policy...now the threshold is $299.
    1957 BMW 507 Papyrus/Blue
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    Thanks very much
    I know the Ferrari, R8 and Porsche worlds but need to learn about BMW.
    Drove the car for the first time earlier today. Just spectacular!!

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    The ashtray has a hook on the bottom that clicks the ashtray into place. The catch is released by the button next to the ashtray. If the hook breaks off the bottom of the ashtray - well, then it floats. The ashtray ran $70+ a couple of years ago.

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    can you send me a pic of the hook when convenient.
    It does have a notched hook that fits into the small gear. It just doesnít lock down.
    Just discovered that the tail has cracked off
    easy enough to replace😊😊

    thanks

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    Ashtray had two issues. The plastic tail latch was broken and the latch itself was not functioning properly. Bought a new ashtray and repaired the latch. All is good!!

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    It's the little things that make for a good day!

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