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  1. I would agree that with delivery mileage you...

    I would agree that with delivery mileage you should get closer to $300K. Even if the Z8 market has evened out. The Z8 is definitely a $150K - $250k car based on condition and mileage, but it not...
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    Using an oil extractor is purely for convenience:...

    Using an oil extractor is purely for convenience:
    -not everyone has access and storage for jacks, jacks stands, etc
    -the oil pans on most M engines are designed for vertical drain, not inclined...
  3. not to be a pooper myself, but that VANOS line...

    not to be a pooper myself, but that VANOS line sounds like some BS to recoup the lost labor on the turn signal

    The mechanical portion of the VANOS is actually pretty bulletproof, the weakness is...
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    another option for those interested is the RK...

    another option for those interested is the RK Autowerks radiator. Double check that it still fits the Z8. Oil cooler is definitely NOT needed unless you run a supercharger or you're a track rat
    ...
  5. Hey Marc, yes, the topic has been covered on...

    Hey Marc,

    yes, the topic has been covered on M5Board extensively and most people choose to eliminate the cold-start cycle and the secondary air pump completely even before they experience an SES...
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    Sticky: yes, the E9X M3 & E6X M5+M6 have what appears to...

    yes, the E9X M3 & E6X M5+M6 have what appears to be bearing clearances that are TOO SMALL. The tighter clearance combined with a 60-weight oil results in premature wear, as early at 50,000 miles. A...
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    Yes the engine uses 10W60 if you use it as...

    Yes the engine uses 10W60 if you use it as advertised:
    Autobahn commutes
    & occasional track session

    if you do mild driving with the occasional redline sprint you can switch down 1 or 2 weights...
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    I cannot confirm it, but post oil-drain I'd...

    I cannot confirm it, but post oil-drain I'd assume they refill automatically at every cold-start.

    To me it would make no sense for the system to hold-on to the oil indefinitely until you hit 1.0G
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    Hey guys, anyone have a lead on some of the...

    Hey guys,
    anyone have a lead on some of the Performance Package parts?

    specifically parts D & E
    http://www.bmwz8.us/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=4890&stc=1&d=1308153636
  10. yes the S62 carries a serial number (see...

    yes the S62 carries a serial number (see attachment), but I think we're all talking about different versions of a rebuild


    for M5 owners, whether the car carries it's "born-with" engine is not as...
  11. Dinan does offer a slightly upgraded s85 at...

    Dinan does offer a slightly upgraded s85 at approximately the same price that bmw charges for the standard s85.

    not sure they'd offer the same on the s62, like the above, people snatch up salvaged...
  12. I've seen only 1 oil pump failure...

    I've seen only 1 oil pump failure
    http://www.m5board.com/vbulletin/e39-m5-e52-z8-discussion/264921-zed-incs-hamann-m5.html

    for M5 owners these failures are more than likely due to mileage and...
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    if they actually replace the belts sure, but for...

    if they actually replace the belts sure, but for the other $300 you could buy yourself the fan holder tool and get it done in an hour
    ...
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    here's some instructions on how to replace the...

    here's some instructions on how to replace the belts and the fan+clutch:
    http://www.m5board.com/vbulletin/e39-m5-e52-z8-discussion/163751-diy-s62-v-belts-replacement-fan-clutch-replacement.html
    ...
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    This should definitely be done if anyone is still...

    This should definitely be done if anyone is still on their original fan clutch.

    The failure is a result of the fluid inside the clutch losing its ability to thin out, thus making the fan run at...
  16. M5s actually have a lot of variation in price,...

    M5s actually have a lot of variation in price, for us recorded history is everything; it'll make or break a sale if you want to sell for top dollar. The difference can be higher than 50% especially...
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    Sticky: could you elaborate? I don't get it, does BMW...

    could you elaborate? I don't get it, does BMW have a contract with Shell then? The oil spec would not change unless it was part of new contract/agreement, if BMW and Castrol severed their ties TWS...
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    Sticky: @Z8-NL shell helix ultra 10w60 is spec'd for:...

    @Z8-NL

    shell helix ultra 10w60 is spec'd for:


    ferrari enzo
    http://www.ferraridatabase.com/The_Downloads/The%20Documents/Owners%20Manual%20Enzo%202003%20US.pdf

    ferrari 599 GTO...
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    this one's in english, but it's set up as a one...

    this one's in english, but it's set up as a one string document

    http://workshop-manuals.com/bmw/

    edit:
    sorry no Z8, but at least you can use the E39 one for the S62
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    i'm not familiar with z8 radiator issues, but...

    i'm not familiar with z8 radiator issues, but sound like you're replacing most of the coolant system which is smart on a 10 year old car. as long as you take care of the thermostat, that is the...
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    If you need general mechanical/drivetrain work I...

    If you need general mechanical/drivetrain work I use a fellow E39 M5 owner (George), he's very knowledgeable in regard to M engine, specifically the S62. But if it's Z8 specific things, you should...
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    Norcal the position of the needle is affected by...

    Norcal the position of the needle is affected by ambient temperature & the coolant temp fluctuates up and down throughout a drive.
    If you guys had the digital read out you would see the coolant...
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    http://www.realoem.com/bmw/diagrams/w/v/237.png...

    http://www.realoem.com/bmw/diagrams/w/v/237.png
    http://www.realoem.com/bmw/diagrams/i/m/237.png
    http://www.realoem.com/bmw/diagrams/v/r/89.png



    i don't know if anyone does group buys for...
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    Norcal even if this is not the issue you are...

    Norcal even if this is not the issue you are having the above test(s) can only be done with winter conditions + highway windchill.

    cool summer weather won't be enough because the ambient air temp...
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    i use the OBC Test No. 7 which reads coolant temp...

    i use the OBC Test No. 7 which reads coolant temp digitally

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cXrWrkEqClU

    to check if your thermostat is fine you observe the temperature rise from a cold start...
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    this is a common issue with the S62, the...

    this is a common issue with the S62, the thermostats seem to have a very short lifespan (1 - 2 years depending on your luck and where you live), it's usually NOT the temp sensor on top of the...
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    Sticky: the logic is sound I've used LM 0W40 in my...

    the logic is sound

    I've used LM 0W40 in my S62, but only for winter and only because I change it out before it shears to a 30 weight (even then, I was already planning on using 5W30 for next...
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    Sticky: not knowing any better is one of the more...

    not knowing any better is one of the more reasonable answers i've had for someone continuing to use TWS, the "i'll run what's recommended and pay to play" mentality makes for one of the better...
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    Sticky: 1. there are 2 versions of the 60 weight oil made...

    1. there are 2 versions of the 60 weight oil made and sold by Castrol
    2. the change in name is likely a result of the change in formulation of BOTH versions of the 60 weight oil
    3. as far as you...
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    i guess its more common for the other models to...

    i guess its more common for the other models to find expensive OE, but if you look up on tire rack you'll find more than a few styles for $600-$700 per wheel



    yea i was thinking of no hassel...
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    yea, reddit is definitely not a place you want to...

    yea, reddit is definitely not a place you want to invest much reading time in, i didn't bother to read past the OP until jawz asked for some background. I was surprised to find the tech posting on...
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    no worries you've got BMW OE available until the...

    no worries you've got BMW OE available until the year 2053

    wheels are just not that common an item to stock outside of BMW AG

    especially when brick-n-mortar dealer prices are so inflated,...
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    apparently torque converter was slipping ...

    apparently torque converter was slipping

    http://www.reddit.com/r/Justrolledintotheshop/comments/1houbk/alpina_z8_trans_replacement_this_car_is_probably/

    Car is in Augusta GA
    2003 One-Owner...
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    100,000 mile Alpina roadster in for trans...

    100,000 mile Alpina roadster in for trans replacement
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    Sticky: you made a typo, the Bulletin says 5W30 not 10W30...

    you made a typo, the Bulletin says 5W30 not 10W30

    that document looks familiar (likely a reprint imo)

    Old TIS/Bulletin for reference...
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    so far the 888HP is just a claim not verified......

    so far the 888HP is just a claim not verified... and i'm skeptical myself since people running close to that kind of power have blown up their Factory Plenum covers and move on to carbon fiber one,...
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    if anyone still needs to know how to tell the...

    if anyone still needs to know how to tell the production date:

    it should be stamped on either the POS/NEG post

    the number scheme should be WW/YY

    EDIT:

    found some pics
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    yes the Red intake tubes are too tall for the...

    yes the Red intake tubes are too tall for the strut bar to clear them
    could've at least put on the strut plates to help prevent doming
    ...
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    Sticky: since you have the Alpina 4.8L instead of the S62...

    since you have the Alpina 4.8L instead of the S62 your car probably takes 30 or 40 weight oil

    if you're in the EU
    you can go to dealer or big name brands
    Mobil 1
    Castrol
    Liqui Moly
    etc

    if...
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    are they that picky reimporting a US car to the...

    are they that picky reimporting a US car to the US?

    i can see them doing a numbers check on the chassis and the engine, but the trans+differential?
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