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    Exclamation BMW Z8 Club e.V. - Important Technical Information Publications

    Dear Club Members and BMW Z8 owners,

    To follow the idea of having the most complete database about problems and solutions on our cars, I will post in this thread all the technical information publications we made in our Club Magazines.

    This information will be available on the official BMW Z8 Club e.V. website www.Z8-Club.de in English and German as well.
    Last edited by Juergen Wunderlich; December 26th 2007 at 17:58.
    Best Regards,

    Jürgen

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    Thanks so much...

    this is all really great info, and great work by the club.

    This is also a great example of the value of having a 'one world club' that has direct connections to BMW AG, and can do so much to help us keep our cars in tip-top shape going forward.

    If you plan on being a long term owner I can't emphasize enough how important it is for owners here in the US to support the club. The guys in Germany put so much time and effort into this fully volunteer run club, and BMW AG takes it so seriously, that this really is the best investment any owner can make towards the long term stewardship of his or her car. A wider US participation will add a lot of weight to the club, and answer all our needs as the caretakers, curators and drivers of BMW's most beautiful car since the 507.

    As a handy aside there are also all the wonderful adventures the organize in Europe. Any one of these would be a perfect addition to the itinerary of your next European Delivery from BMW.
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    Information on the BMW Z8 Club e.V. AND the BMW Z8

    Information on the BMW Z8 Club e.V. and the BMW Z8 to assist you in purchasing a Z8 and to know a bit more about your own Z8.
    Best Regards,

    Jürgen

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    Thanks,
    Great resource and very nicely done
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    Reinforcement-Bracket Rear Bumper

    A present for members of the BMW Z8 Club e.V. in December 2011 and available in our online shop (www.Z8-Club.de) approx. January 2012!

    The often occurring bulging of the bottom part of the rear bumper will be completely prevented with the installation of the reinforcement-bracket. Without the reinforcement-bracket this bulging can lead to massive noise development in the tail area of the vehicle due to air circulation and resonance and eventually leads to tears in the lower part of the rear bumper next to the screws.

    The reinforcement-bracket for the rear bumper (bottom part) of the BMW Z8 is solely developed by the BMW Z8 Club e.V., it is made of brushed stainless steel and manufactured in laser-cut-technology, it is exclusively available from the Club-owned Z-Acht GmbH.
    Best Regards,

    Jürgen

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    What a fantastic upgrade, thank you!!!!
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    Just an FYI.

    The Club site is not taking us past the intro page.

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    It seems to be ok on my end, heres the direct link to the English section - http://www.z8-club.de/cms/en/content/the-club
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    Yep, that works, Thank you.
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    To be clear, I mail the application and then have my bank wire the funds?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2112 View Post
    To be clear, I mail the application and then have my bank wire the funds?
    Yes, thats it! The funds will be for 2012 of course, even we are still in 2011! You don't have to pay membership fees for only one month (December) in 2011!
    Best Regards,

    Jürgen

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    I heard the Porsche club makes you pay for every day!

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    J?rgen,

    I have instructed my Bank to wire the funds. Hopefully it will be there by tomorrow. Can I scan and e-mail my application to you rather than mailing it the old fashioned way?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2112 View Post
    J?rgen,

    Can I scan and e-mail my application to you rather than mailing it the old fashioned way?

    Michael
    Sure, no problem!
    Best Regards,

    Jürgen

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    Can you P/M me an address to mail to?


    This one? Email: [email protected]
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    Checking Oil Filler Cap

    Something to watch out for!

    After nearly 10 years, it is high time to check the oil filler cap. Due to temperature changes of the engine (hot ? cold) broken oil filler caps occurred which could lead to an extreme loss of oil through this oil filler opening.

    The part number is still the same (in the US) but there was a change in design of the oil filler cap. Thanks to KenZ8 for the picture of the US caps!

    Please find the attached file!
     
    Best Regards,

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    Thanks, J?rgen. I installed a new cap today. The old one was sweating very slightly - so, perfect timing.
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    With just 7K miles, the cap on my car looked new like the one to the right on the photo. However, better safe than sorry so I just ordered a new one.

    Jurgen told us about this when he visited with us last month and I had total brain fade and forgot all about it. Thanks for the remainder Jurgen.
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    Installed mine yesterday.
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    Thanks J?rgen I have the same problem. It explains my oil consumtion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Z8Ros View Post
    Thanks J?rgen I have the same problem. It explains my oil consumtion.
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    Can you specify your oil consumption Evert Jan? How much? Leak traces from top of the engine?

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    3-4 liter every 10.000km. The leak is from top of the engine

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    Quote Originally Posted by Juergen Wunderlich View Post
    Something to watch out for!

    After nearly 10 years, it is high time to check the oil filler cap. Due to temperature changes of the engine (hot ? cold) broken oil filler caps occurred which could lead to an extreme loss of oil through this oil filler opening.

    The part number is still the same (in the US) but there was a change in design of the oil filler cap. Thanks to KenZ8 for the picture of the US caps!

    Please find the attached file!
    Indeed Jürgen; This week my Z8 was in service and my mechanic pointed out 'sweating seal' on the right side of the engine. When I looked closer, there was a tiny trace of oil all the way up to... the filler cap. Ordered mine today; on stock and replaced it with the new modified type. I will keep an eye on the cap
     

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    Mine is sweating oil too: I will order a new too...thanks for the heads up
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    You're welcome Ton

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    Follow up: After I installed my new cap I noticed a slight leakage again (!). This was not long after I had an oil change at the dealer. I checked the oil level and to my surprise it was way too high. About 1.5 cm above the max level on the dipstick! . Today I removed about 1.5 liter of oil (oil plug), and now the level is exactly between the min and max level on the dipstick. Because too much oil obviously causes too much oil pressure I can imagine that this was also the cause of the cap leaking slightly.......