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    If it turns out to be the same part as used on...

    If it turns out to be the same part as used on the E39 M5, there is a guy on the M5 forum who parts out exclusively E39 M5s and is a go-to guy for the E39 crowd. I have used him on a couple of...
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    Is it possible the ABS pump is shared with other...

    Is it possible the ABS pump is shared with other BMW models of that era? If so, you might be able to find a good used one for considerably less.
  3. That actually sounds like a pretty good price if...

    That actually sounds like a pretty good price if they are both rear signals. But if you are seeking an alternative, there is a company (can be found on EBAY) which rebuilds our neon lights using...
  4. Wow! I wonder how one person came to possess...

    Wow! I wonder how one person came to possess five books?
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    I found this seven or eight years ago. Haven't...

    I found this seven or eight years ago. Haven't seen one like it since.
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    I have this one, don't know if there are others.

    I have this one, don't know if there are others.
  7. Welcome to the Z8 forum, Gev. My first...

    Welcome to the Z8 forum, Gev. My first suggestion to you would be to go to bringatrailer.com and look at their past auction results (70 Z8 sales to date) to get a sense of the effect of color...
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    Sticky: Sorry, I am not making myself clear. The VIN...

    Sorry, I am not making myself clear. The VIN sticker, at least on my book and the others I have seen, is on the outside front cover of the actual book itself, not the presentation box and not the...
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    Sticky: Interesting. On mine, the VIN sticker is on the...

    Interesting. On mine, the VIN sticker is on the outside front cover of the book itself. Perhaps you thought I meant the presentation box?
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    Sticky: The book had three features which were tailored...

    The book had three features which were tailored to the car for which it was prepared. The Z8-embossed leather which was wrapped around the book but not attached to it would be the primary color of...
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    Sticky: If anyone is looking for a coffee table book,...

    If anyone is looking for a coffee table book, there is currently one on EBAY (no affiliation) https://www.ebay.com/itm/304048688475?hash=item46cab6cd5b:g:i3wAAOSw-Mlg2j7I
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    I used to have a 1966 Shelby GT350 and was a...

    I used to have a 1966 Shelby GT350 and was a member of SAAC for many years. Counterfeit Shelbys are particularly problematic since it doesn't take too much sleight-of-hand to turn a $15k Mustang...
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    Sticky: Poll: Wow! Not original of course, but I have to say I...

    Wow! Not original of course, but I have to say I love it! Too bad this wasn't a choice when new. I wonder why BMW offered such a limited choice of colors on a car that was largely hand-built?
  14. Sticky: Congratulations on your new car and welcome to...

    Congratulations on your new car and welcome to the forum. I think you will find people here to be very knowledgeable about these cars and happy to share that knowledge. If you look on EBAY, there...
  15. Thread: BAT Thread

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    Sticky: So the tatty red over black European car sold...

    So the tatty red over black European car sold yesterday for $160,000 plus $5,000 BAT commission. The car had 61k miles, the dash was a mess, the interior plastic bits had various buttons and LED...
  16. Thread: BAT Thread

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    Sticky: This one could set a new price record. Pictures...

    This one could set a new price record. Pictures of the undercarriage look like the car just rolled off the assembly line. BAT presently has a Z8 for every pocketbook- a somewhat tatty red car with...
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    I put four under the hood (one on either side...

    I put four under the hood (one on either side just forward of the windshield, one on either side up front by the radiator), two inside the car (on the floor, both sides) and one in the trunk. I also...
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    I live in a heavily wooded area and fight an...

    I live in a heavily wooded area and fight an annual battle with mice, particularly in the fall when they decide it is time to move indoors. Have had good luck keeping them away from my stored cars...
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    Sticky: Poll: Probably the most neglected Z8 I have ever seen.

    Probably the most neglected Z8 I have ever seen.
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    I have not experienced anything like that on my...

    I have not experienced anything like that on my own car with a sport red interior. I also looked at photos of Z8s sold on BAT over the last couple of years and did not see any cars exhibiting those...
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    Is the tire actually losing pressure with the...

    Is the tire actually losing pressure with the bolt removed? If not, you might have gotten lucky and the bolt may not have punctured the inner casing of the tire. If it is losing pressure,...
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    Sticky: Satch, you sure you're not looking in the trunk...

    Satch, you sure you're not looking in the trunk of your Z4? I'm pretty sure the Z8 came with a rectangular first aid kit, similar to the one Benoit showed in post #1. Also pretty sure the Z8 did...
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    Sticky: Hello Benoit, the outer case of the first aid kit...

    Hello Benoit, the outer case of the first aid kit is vinyl, not real leather.
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    I'm not sure what you mean when you say "The US...

    I'm not sure what you mean when you say "The US market seems to be progressing", but aside from some outlier low prices for a couple of cars that may have been somewhat neglected and/or had some...
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    The shop is Creative Auto Interiors in Butler,...

    The shop is Creative Auto Interiors in Butler, NJ. http://www.creativeautointeriors.com/ Are you in the vicinity? If so, we should connect once the roads are back in shape.

    Bill
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    I purchased a new top and rear window as a unit...

    I purchased a new top and rear window as a unit from Cabriowebshop in the Netherlands. However, they do sell the rear window as a separate piece. The window which I purchased came with the BMW logo...
  27. Thread: happy owner

    by boomster
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    Congratulation Benoit! Looks like you found a...

    Congratulation Benoit! Looks like you found a good one in a rare specification. You will love it!
  28. Well done! What prompted you to come at it from...

    Well done! What prompted you to come at it from the cabin filter area rather than from under the dash? Hard to imagine there are any YouTube videos on this procedure for the Z8.
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    I would certainly hate to have a severely...

    I would certainly hate to have a severely polluted soft-top!
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    Sticky: For anyone seeking a book, this one popped up on...

    For anyone seeking a book, this one popped up on EBAY today.
    ...
  31. The symptoms you describe sound very much like a...

    The symptoms you describe sound very much like a failing Final Stage Resistor, often referred to as a "hedge hog" due to its spikey appearance. These are known to fail quite regularly in...
  32. Thread: BAT Thread

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    Sticky: I replaced the top on my car a few years ago. ...

    I replaced the top on my car a few years ago. Before going ahead with the job, I had heard of people being quoted $12-15K for a new top from the BMW dealership. However, I was able to purchase an...
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    Not certain, but I suspect it is the sensor for...

    Not certain, but I suspect it is the sensor for reading the outside temperature.
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    A photo would be helpful.

    A photo would be helpful.
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    Sticky: Looks like a nice car overall but needing some...

    Looks like a nice car overall but needing some love.
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    Surely our good friend Ton must have visited this...

    Surely our good friend Ton must have visited this collection?
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    Truly an awesome collection!

    Truly an awesome collection!
  38. Thread: Key holder

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    I am not advocating doing this, but the previous...

    I am not advocating doing this, but the previous owner of my car knocked out the little silver insert in one of the two keys and then drilled a hole through the Z8-inscribed back plate of the key. ...
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    Sticky: And I thought the Z8 "Book" was getting...

    And I thought the Z8 "Book" was getting pricey..... https://bringatrailer.com/listing/ferrari-art-book-and-case-by-taschen/

    Merry Christmas everyone!
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    Like Skip, I have had good luck with Battery...

    Like Skip, I have had good luck with Battery Tender branded chargers. Whenever I get a car or motorcycle that is likely to sit for extended periods without being used (more than a couple of weeks) I...
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