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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...
  6. Thread: happy owner

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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!
  7. 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.
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  10. 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...
  11. 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.
  14. Thread: BAT Thread

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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!
  17. 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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    Unfortunately, you have a classic case of BMW...

    Unfortunately, you have a classic case of BMW auto-dimming mirror failure. The good news is it is not an expensive fix, but first and foremost you need to make sure to place an old towel directly...
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    Zercan, did you use it in a Z8?

    Zercan, did you use it in a Z8?
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    Sticky: Are you selling items individually or only as a...

    Are you selling items individually or only as a collection?
  23. Thread: BAT Thread

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    Sticky: I suspect there was a premium paid as a result of...

    I suspect there was a premium paid as a result of the excitement generated by the auction format. Two or more people who get caught up in the energy of the moment and perhaps pay more than they had...
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    One detail not easily changed is the recessed...

    One detail not easily changed is the recessed area on the rear bumper where the license plate resides. The the bottom edge of the recess on an EU car will be a straight line running from the fog...
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    Very sad, I doubt anything of value remains. I...

    Very sad, I doubt anything of value remains. I saw an article about the fire that destroyed this car, the guy also lost a collection of Porsches including a Singer 911.
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    Sticky: I followed this and while pleased it went so...

    I followed this and while pleased it went so high, I wonder if the "celebrity" affiliation (Christie Brinkley's former husband) could account for some of the premium? Seems like a stretch, but...
  27. I don't recall seeing a video on this subject,...

    I don't recall seeing a video on this subject, but I think the procedure for replacing the taillights involves removing the bumper cover. Once you get it off, I suspect the rest is plug and play. ...
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    The workmanship looks amazing! Did you convert...

    The workmanship looks amazing! Did you convert the car to right hand drive knowing it would eventually end up in Australia where there is no choice other than conversion? Unless I am mistaken,...
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    Sticky: Poll: Welcome, Jim!

    Welcome, Jim!
  30. Well, Ton, we're waiting.......

    Well, Ton, we're waiting.......
  31. Z8 Related collectibles and other cool stuff

    It seems the forum has been kind of quiet of late. In order to try and spark up some conversation, I thought it might be fun for those who want to participate to post pictures of unique or unusual...
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    During our drive, I needed to pull out into an...

    During our drive, I needed to pull out into an acceleration lane on a busy highway, and I asked my wife to give me guidance as to when it was safe to pull out (no pun intended) due to obstructed...
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    Used the Windblocker for the first time

    Yesterday was a lovely but cool fall day here in the northeast, so my wife and I decided to take the Z8 out for a spin. After discussing how much layering of clothes was appropriate, the thought...
  34. Thread: Presentation

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    Greetings Benoit!Welcome to the Z8 forum. I love...

    Greetings Benoit!Welcome to the Z8 forum. I love the color of your 964 convertible, I don't believe I have ever seen it before. Many of the members of this forum have Porsches in addition to their...
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    Sticky: Poll: I don't hate either of these colors. Sort of a...

    I don't hate either of these colors. Sort of a shame BMW didn't offer a wider palette of colors on the Z8 (not that I am unhappy with red!)
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    Sticky: Peter, being that your car is a fairly rare...

    Peter, being that your car is a fairly rare specification (46 made in this color combination, 16 imported to the U.S.), the odds of you finding a book made specifically for a stratus/crema car are...
  37. $499,000 was a strong price for the car when it...

    $499,000 was a strong price for the car when it still had a clean Carfax. Sadly, they may have to adjust their thinking given the now-blemished history of the car.
  38. A somewhat happy ending to the stolen Alpina...

    A somewhat happy ending to the stolen Alpina story....https://www.newsbreak.com/north-carolina/charlotte/news/1607044567622/rare-alpina-z8-crashed-by-looters-going-through-restoration-process
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    Window Sticker?

    Hi Stu,

    The original window sticker was the only thing from the long list of bits and bobs that would have originally come with my Z8 that I was unable to acquire from one source or another. ...
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    Sticky: Poll: Rather unique customization of the interior. ...

    Rather unique customization of the interior. What appears to be faux ostrich hide covering part but not all of the dash, with the uncovered portion black plastic when it should be silver plastic. ...
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