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    What prompted you to remove your seats?

    What prompted you to remove your seats?
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    I am frequently asked at C&C events whether my Z8...

    I am frequently asked at C&C events whether my Z8 is some kind of new BMW. Aside from the timelessness of the design, many people have never seen one on the road.
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    Somebody buy this thing quick!

    If I had room for this I would buy it myself. https://www.ebay.com/itm/2001-BMW-Z8-Roadster/113914065136?hash=item1a85ceb0f0:g:naoAAOSwc8ZdmN1V
  4. I suggest you do a search of the E39/Z8 section...

    I suggest you do a search of the E39/Z8 section of the M5Board.com. https://www.m5board.com/forums/e39-m5-and-e52-z8-discussion.3/ With over 20,000 E39 M5's built for the global market and most of...
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    Sticky: As a regular participant on the e39 M5 Board, I...

    As a regular participant on the e39 M5 Board, I can say that leaking valve cover gaskets is a fairly common problem with the S62 motors. Also true with the M62 motor, which is the less powerful...
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    Sticky: Very nice example, hopefully will do well after...

    Very nice example, hopefully will do well after the prior disappointing BAT sale. Not wishing to throw shade on the auction I have not commented on BAT, but a number of Z8 accessories are not in...
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    Motor Durability

    You might find this YouTube video about an E39 M5 with over 400,000 miles on its original motor interesting. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wg1zSAtkip8
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    Please let us know how things turn out.

    Please let us know how things turn out.
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    Sticky: One heck of a deal.

    One heck of a deal.
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    I am by no means an expert on these issues, but...

    I am by no means an expert on these issues, but the recommendation to replace all four camshaft position sensors (2 intake, two exhaust) does sound appropriate to me. If a failed sensor is sending...
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    Probably the most virginal Z8 in the world. As...

    Probably the most virginal Z8 in the world. As an Alpina, also commands a significant premium over a standard Z8. And yet, $576,000 is an astounding amount of money for a Z8, Alpina or otherwise. ...
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    Very cool!

    Very cool!
  13. Sticky: Interesting question. Probably not enough data...

    Interesting question. Probably not enough data points for cars sold in this specification to provide a definitive answer. My guess is that for an owner looking to drive and enjoy the car as it was...
  14. Thread: BAT Thread

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    Sticky: Seems like a market-correct price for a clean,...

    Seems like a market-correct price for a clean, low mileage car. It appears Z8 pricing is holding up nicely in a somewhat languid collector car market.
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    Here is a website that compares prices from...

    Here is a website that compares prices from different vendors. http://www.bmwpnpc.com/ BMW of Morristown is often a good source for parts. FCP Euro guarantees all parts for life. The stainless...
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    Congratulations!

    Congratulations!
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    When I experienced this with my original top, I...

    When I experienced this with my original top, I used 3M Auto Black Superstrength Weatherstrip Adhesive to carefully glue the fabric into place within the rubber seal. Had no further issues for the...
  18. Thread: Changing oil.

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    This debate has been going on for nearly two...

    This debate has been going on for nearly two decades. If you go to the M5 Board, there is a pretty unanimous consensus that 10w60 is the proper oil for these engines (M5 and Z8 share the same...
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    Glad it worked out!

    Glad it worked out!
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    Thanks Skip!

    Thanks Skip!
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    Mine seems to be a little sticky at times- for...

    Mine seems to be a little sticky at times- for $14.00 might be worth replacing. Do you have a part number, I couldn't find it in REALOEM?
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    Replacement of the switch looks like a...

    Replacement of the switch looks like a straightforward "plug and play" procedure- might want to do it yourself and avoid the cost and downtime of taking it to the dealer.
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    Did you try pushing the switch down and quickly...

    Did you try pushing the switch down and quickly releasing it so it snaps up again? I have found it can be sticky but usually comes on after a couple of pushes.
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    No, it clears codes as well. As a matter of...

    No, it clears codes as well. As a matter of fact, I used it yesterday to shut off the SES light which came on after filling up the tank. I think the gas cap was put on incorrectly, after putting...
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    Do you normally keep the car on a Battery Tender,...

    Do you normally keep the car on a Battery Tender, requiring that the trunk or hood are left ajar? If so, it may be that the electrical system is in "sleep mode" . I leave the trunk ajar due to the...
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    I have been using Liqui -Moly 10w-60 in my 2002 ...

    I have been using Liqui -Moly 10w-60 in my 2002 E39 M5 for several years now with absolutely no issues. It is made in Germany and has been well accepted by the E39 M5 crowd as fully equivalent to...
  27. Check to see if you have a FibreNew franchisee in...

    Check to see if you have a FibreNew franchisee in your area. Members of the E39 M5 Board have reported good results using them. I think they can come to you.
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    Mercedes 300SL tool roll

    Saw this 1959 Mercedes 300SL tool roll listed for sale on BAT. Remarkably similar to the tool roll found in the Z8. I wonder if it was the intent of the Z8 design crew to mimic the roll found in...
  29. My impression from perusing the M5 forum for...

    My impression from perusing the M5 forum for several years is that the hoses running inside the intake plenum are oil lines, and when they fail it causes loss of oil. Could be wrong about this, but...
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    Hi Nick, welcome! Very few of the members of...

    Hi Nick, welcome! Very few of the members of this board could afford a car like the Z8 when we were younger, so keep working hard and hopefully you will realize your dream!
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    You will love it! Welcome to the group.

    You will love it! Welcome to the group.
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    I think Ferrari is the one that has really an...

    I think Ferrari is the one that has really an issue with sticky knobs and switchgear. My impression is it can be a fairly expensive fix, and many ferraris from the early 2000's were affected.
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    I checked my car, mine has the same "soft touch"...

    I checked my car, mine has the same "soft touch" textured plastic lining as you describe. Interestingly, the passenger side cubby has a hard, shiny black plastic finish. Never noticed the...
  34. Thread: Radio Problem

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    I do too, now that I am "of a certain age". I...

    I do too, now that I am "of a certain age". I guess it is true of cars also.
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    Sticky: I did this a couple of years ago on my E39 M5,...

    I did this a couple of years ago on my E39 M5, which has a similar mirror with similar problems. I recall it being fairly straightforward, pressing two release tabs and pulling the two halves of the...
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    I use the "BlueDriver" OBD II scanner. You plug...

    I use the "BlueDriver" OBD II scanner. You plug it into the OBD II port, and it reads out any fault codes onto an App you download onto your phone. You can turn off fault codes which in turn will...
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    EAG Z8 Rejuvenation video

    A brief video by EAG recounting the acquisition and planned rejuvenation of a Stratus/black Z8.

    <iframe width="1200" height="630" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/FUy9ifSHvLc" frameborder="0"...
  38. Agreed. Wonderful car, can't see myself ever...

    Agreed. Wonderful car, can't see myself ever selling it.
  39. Thread: searching

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    Regrettably, it seems today's automobile stylists...

    Regrettably, it seems today's automobile stylists seem to believe good design is mainly an exercise in how many incoherent accent lines, fake ducts, outrageously in-your-face grille intakes and other...
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    Sticky: This is a wonderful idea, unfortunately I don't...

    This is a wonderful idea, unfortunately I don't have a burned out unit to part to contribute. At one time a few years ago there was a vendor selling modified taillights that used LEDs, the problem...
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