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    I had a similar problem in 2018 where the...

    I had a similar problem in 2018 where the temperature light came on after just 3 miles. Previous to that I had noted a small antifreeze puddle on the floor, but could not trace the leak. I...
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    The big ticket item is $.71, part number...

    The big ticket item is $.71, part number 72-11-8-177-700 CABLE HOLDER. Small enough that you will forget where you store it.
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    Sticky: The big ticket item is $.71, part number...

    The big ticket item is $.71, part number 72-11-8-177-700 CABLE HOLDER. Small enough that you will forget where you store it.
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    BMW's TIS is avaliable through E Bay. Just...

    BMW's TIS is avaliable through E Bay. Just search. I believe it covers all BMW's from the eighties to 2008. Might be some compatibility problems with newer computers. Works on XP. For me it has...
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    Gas cap filler door not working. Slim jim...

    Gas cap filler door not working. Slim jim alternative got it open to fill the tank as neither the in-trunk cable pull nor the electric actuator would retract the latch. Investigation required...
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    Sticky: Gas cap filler door not working. Slim jim...

    Gas cap filler door not working. Slim jim alternative got it open to fill the tank as neither the in-trunk cable pull nor the electric actuator would retract the latch. Investigation required...
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    Orange County Cars impounded on Group Drive

    Regarding this article in Thursday's O C Register. I thought this article a bit ominous especially since a large group of us are heading up to Monterrey shortly. It will be worth watching the...
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    I'm not sure a battery disconnect is a good thing...

    I'm not sure a battery disconnect is a good thing as this is not the dumb car of Triumph, MG era.
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    I replaced my sulfated BMW sourced battery...

    I replaced my sulfated BMW sourced battery recently, noting that the defunct BMW battery was white and rated at 750 CCA, cold cranking amps. BMW said that the OEM white battery is no longer...
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    I doubt that you can re-glue the hardtop liner as...

    I doubt that you can re-glue the hardtop liner as the glue/foam substrate has turned to mush and the fabric no longer has any stiffness. I attempted to salvage the fabric by scraping the glue/foam...
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    Hardtop Headliner

    To celebrate winter, I'm in Southern Cal., I pulled down the stored hardtop from the hoist stored in the garage ceiling. Last time I had the hardtop on was about 5 years ago and I wanted to enjoy...
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    Sticky: My experience is that the swage pulls off and the...

    My experience is that the swage pulls off and the string does not fail by breaking. If the string broke then one would find the other end still attached with the swage. My bet is that your string...
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    Sticky: Poll: I'm not sure that ordering a new dash is the...

    I'm not sure that ordering a new dash is the solution. As stated in a previous post, I removed my dash and had it repaired by a local auto upholstery shop w/ glue and mechanical fasteners. I has...
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    I noted on EDEZ8's post, #6 the cresent moon...

    I noted on EDEZ8's post, #6 the cresent moon shaped depression on the outer sill. My Z8 has the same mark. Is this seeming flaw intentional or, occurred on all Z8's or an unintentional few? I've...
  15. Thanks Andrew. The Technical Manual, page 56...

    Thanks Andrew.

    The Technical Manual, page 56 addresses the neon light and states that the ballast circuitry is in the lamp assembly, as well as shows a picture of what I believe is the internal...
  16. Getting back to the separate ballast issue posted...

    Getting back to the separate ballast issue posted by Macfly, is the ballast separate from the lamp assembly or part of the assembly? Having removed my failed lamp assembly, the back of the unit...
  17. Thread: car cover

    by SProZ8
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    car cover

    My old Z8 car cover was getting a bit ragged around the rear wheels. I ordered a new one through Crevier BMW who had all covers at 25% off, or $178. Part number 82-11-0-018-027. It is an exact...
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    Not that I've ever used it, but I assume that...

    Not that I've ever used it, but I assume that windshield washer fluid likely goes bad over time. Probably needs to be added to the schedule. I haven't any idea what the replacement term might be? ...
  19. Thread: Values

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    As an investment, the Z8 is looking very...

    As an investment, the Z8 is looking very positive, but like any other investment, one has to sell it to realize a gain or loss. I haven't been in a situation of selling a car for a substantial...
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    I thought to bring the side louver vent up again,...

    I thought to bring the side louver vent up again, as my right side louver periodically resonates at engine idle. There seems to be no information on removal or no apparent fasteners visible. Any...
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    Kevin: I was there with my Z8 and noted another...

    Kevin:
    I was there with my Z8 and noted another Z8 while talking to Murry regarding his 400k mile E9. I had to leave early, so I missed the opportunity to connect. Another weekend perhaps.
    Steve
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    The only item that could be added is cleaning out...

    The only item that could be added is cleaning out the debri in and around the radiator once every 5 years. One doesn't see the collection of leaves, etc., so it doesn't get done, except possibly at...
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    Sticky: The only item that could be added is cleaning out...

    The only item that could be added is cleaning out the debri in and around the radiator once every 5 years. One doesn't see the collection of leaves, etc., so it doesn't get done, except possibly at...
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    Sticky: I checked BMW's TIS on the window replacement to...

    I checked BMW's TIS on the window replacement to verify what I recall from when I had my rear window replaced. The window zips in and is laminated to the fabric with a two sided tape in lieu of a...
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    I think that the 220 paper is a bit fine and will...

    I think that the 220 paper is a bit fine and will tend to flatten the texture. I think I used about 100 grit some time ago and was able to match the texture.
  26. Thread: Dirty wheels

    by SProZ8
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    Having multiple German vehicles, this might be a...

    Having multiple German vehicles, this might be a solution worth trying. I currently use a high pressure electric hose sprayer and direct in only at the wheels, with a quick wipe down after. It's...
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    Agreed, but there is always a sunny day after the...

    Agreed, but there is always a sunny day after the storm. With the road cleared from Merced and no threat of a new storm, getting in should not be a problem. My real question, is my car a garage...
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    With the snow on the valley, I'd attempt to make...

    With the snow on the valley, I'd attempt to make a full moon excursion. I can imagine nothing better than a top down drive through the valley at mid-night and the snow packed on all the clefts and...
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    Sticky: Poll: With a poll split of 45% to 55%, I think its the...

    With a poll split of 45% to 55%, I think its the same chance for all the Z8s, given enough heat and sun, the glue dries out and where there is stress, it fails. Especially now that they are all 10...
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    Sticky: Poll: With a poll split of 45% to 55%, I think its the...

    With a poll split of 45% to 55%, I think its the same chance for all the Z8s, given enough heat and sun, the glue dries out and where there is stress, it fails. Especially now that they are all 10...
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    I did pick up a misc. BMW CD set through Ebay...

    I did pick up a misc. BMW CD set through Ebay about 5 years ago. They included TIS, ETM and ETK for all BMW's, including the Z8. The TIS disk is essential for working on the Z8 or any BMW as it gives...
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    Sticky: It has been a while since I replaced one, but...

    It has been a while since I replaced one, but there are two on each side at the rear of the cylinder head. Access to them required removal of the shrouding that surrounding the heater box, right...
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    Sticky: I had mine replaced about two years ago. If I...

    I had mine replaced about two years ago. If I recall, it was about $500 for the window from BMW withthe BMW CCA discount. I took it to my upholsterer and he charged me $50 to install it, but...
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    Sticky: I replaced a left exhaust cam positioning sensor...

    I replaced a left exhaust cam positioning sensor about a year past, 20k miles. In addition to the trouble code generated, another symptom of the failure was a tailpipe exhaust note coming from the...
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    60936 (2007-2010) 17k to 23k Pre purchase...

    60936 (2007-2010) 17k to 23k
    Pre purchase problems:
    * Soft top strings detached, caught before hole worked thru
    * Rear window fogging, replaced
    * Missing 3 or 4 expansion plugs on rocker,...
  36. Thread: Start button

    by SProZ8
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    I seem to recall that the start button was...

    I seem to recall that the start button was secured from the back side of the lower leather covered facia. Checking the TIS manual confirmed what looks like 3 screws holding it in place from the...
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    Sticky: Poll: With your exhaust note, I doubt a squeak is...

    With your exhaust note, I doubt a squeak is audible, top up or down. Regarding the TIS printouts for repair, there are 26 pages, but I am reluctant to post them as they are copyright protected. How...
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    Sticky: Poll: With your exhaust note, I doubt a squeak is...

    With your exhaust note, I doubt a squeak is audible, top up or down. Regarding the TIS printouts for repair, there are 26 pages, but I am reluctant to post them as they are copyright protected. How...
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    Sticky: Poll: I just completed removing and replacing my dash,...

    I just completed removing and replacing my dash, a job done on and off taking breaks from my real job over the last 5 days. One hour prep and about 4 hours spent to remove, being very careful, as...
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    Sticky: Poll: I just completed removing and replacing my dash,...

    I just completed removing and replacing my dash, a job done on and off taking breaks from my real job over the last 5 days. One hour prep and about 4 hours spent to remove, being very careful, as...
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