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    BMW Z8 factory battery

    As reported I took delivery of my 2002 Z8 with 6600 miles about two months ago. The private seller had a BMW battery (part# 61 21 2 353 810) installed just prior to the sale. This battery is not an...
  2. Thread: CT DMV Present

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    I agree…it has always been a classic!

    I agree…it has always been a classic!
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    Z8 Auction Prices

    A black/black 12,000 mile Z8 just sold on BaT for $194,000 (including fee). BaT and sellers have certainly saturated the market.
  4. Thread: CT DMV Present

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    CT DMV Present

    In CT vehicles that are at least 20 years old are allowed to get Classic plates. The advantage is that auto property taxes are essentially eliminated. I sure got lucky😊😊!!
  5. Thread: Oil Dip Stick

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    Thanks very much

    Thanks very much
  6. Thread: Oil Dip Stick

    by LarryG
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    Oil Dip Stick

    Getting to know my “new” Z8.
    While looking in the engine compartment I discovered a tag connected to the dip stick. It simply describes how to check the engine oil level. Is this a factory tag or...
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    This is a very common problem. Fortunately BMW...

    This is a very common problem. Fortunately BMW can supply a new headliner in black or crema. A skilled upholstery shop can install the new liner. BTW, I purchased a 2002 6000 mile silver/black Z8 6...
  8. Thread: sticky knobs

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    In my experience, sticky buttons are very easy to...

    In my experience, sticky buttons are very easy to resolve. My 6000 mile 2002 Modena had the “dreaded” sticky buttons. After speaking with Ferrari owners I tackled the job. Using 70% isopropyl alcohol...
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    Thanks very much I am likely going to stay with...

    Thanks very much
    I am likely going to stay with the std 18” wheels. 19” wheels with the std design would be ideal
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    Are the 20” Alpina wheels still readily available

    Are the 20” Alpina wheels still readily available
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    Standard vs Alpina wheels

    My 2002 Z8 is equipped with the factory 18” wheels. I have been considering purchasing the 20” Alpina wheels as 18’s look a bit small to me. Also wondered if there is a 19” Alpina type wheel that...
  12. I have already sold it. I should have reported it...

    I have already sold it. I should have reported it immediatelySorry about that
  13. For Sale: Motorola BMW Timeport Phone and Manual

    Recently I purchased the correct BMW phone and manual from a very knowledgeable and enthusiastic Z8 Forum member. It fits perfectly into the phone cradle of 2000-2002 Z8’s.
    I just found an...
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    Ashtray had two issues. The plastic tail latch...

    Ashtray had two issues. The plastic tail latch was broken and the latch itself was not functioning properly. Bought a new ashtray and repaired the latch. All is good!!
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    Just received an email from the BMW Group Archive.

    Just received an email from the BMW Group Archive.
  16. Thread: Color Premium

    by LarryG
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    Is the market softening

    Is the market softening
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    Found it. Thanks very much

    Found it.
    Thanks very much
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    Are you sure of that pdf file site. Can’t seem to...

    Are you sure of that pdf file site. Can’t seem to open itThanks
  19. Thread: Color Premium

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    Well, the 12000 mile silver/black car sold for...

    Well, the 12000 mile silver/black car sold for 226K with buyer’s premium. As we know a 12000 mile Topaz/crema car sold recently for 350K. If my math is correct that is a 55% premium for the Topaz...
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    WANTED: Hardtop stand instruction sheet

    Does anyone have an original or copy of the hardtop stand instruction sheets.
    Thanks
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    can you send me a pic of the hook when...

    can you send me a pic of the hook when convenient.
    It does have a notched hook that fits into the small gear. It just doesn’t lock down.
    Just discovered that the tail has cracked off
    easy enough...
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    Of course we have chatted on the R8 forum....

    Of course we have chatted on the R8 forum. Currently I stored my R8 in a facility for high end cars. In the spring I will purchase a lift. The other half of the garage gets the two regular vehicles. ...
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    Thanks very much I know the Ferrari, R8 and...

    Thanks very much
    I know the Ferrari, R8 and Porsche worlds but need to learn about BMW.
    Drove the car for the first time earlier today. Just spectacular!!
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    REALOEM has a nice website for Z8 parts. I plan...

    REALOEM has a nice website for Z8 parts. I plan to call my dealer today and order a new plastic hardtop mount cover and the receptacle part. I remember in 2008 when I briefly owned an 800 mile...
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    Does anyone know the part number for the left...

    Does anyone know the part number for the left side plastic trim cover for the hard top mount (black).
    I found it
    Thanks
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    A Few Small Problems

    I received my 6000 mile Z8 on Tues.
    I have found a few very small issues:
    The ashtray doesn’t stay locked in place-when the cover is opened it rises slowly
    Obviously no big deal-never smoked...
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    Sticky: Both have the BMW logo - - - Updated - - - ...

    Both have the BMW logo

    - - - Updated - - -

    The cover is grey in color
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    Sticky: Thanks Very helpful I do have the car cover and...

    Thanks
    Very helpful
    I do have the car cover and bag
  29. Thread: Color Premium

    by LarryG
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    My thoughts as well

    My thoughts as well
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    Sticky: Does anyone know if the silk hardtop cover had a...

    Does anyone know if the silk hardtop cover had a pouch or case. My car has everything except that pieceThanks
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    The 2002 Arrived

    My 6000 mile 2002 Z8 finally arrived earlier today. It really looks undriven and came with everything supplied when they were new except for the Kyosho black boxed 1:18 model.
    still looking for a...
  32. Thread: Color Premium

    by LarryG
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    I agree with that statement but I can’t remember...

    I agree with that statement but I can’t remember seeing this level of premium.
  33. Thread: Color Premium

    by LarryG
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    Color Premium

    Color (exterior and interior) as we all know is very subjective. On Tuesday my silver/black 6000 mile Z8 will arrive. While these colors are my favorite for the Z8, the market seems to put a premium...
  34. Thread: New Z8 Owner

    by LarryG
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    Thank you very much

    Thank you very much
  35. Thread: New Z8 Owner

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    New Z8 Owner

    Is there a site where I can find a Z8 parts book with part numbers.
    Thanks very much
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    Apparently seems that way lol

    Apparently seems that way
    lol
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    Thanks Mark, Obviously not that important but...

    Thanks Mark,
    Obviously not that important but would be nice to have. Now I must find a silver/black Kyosho 1:18 model in the all black box! Car arriving next Monday from Virginia
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    Thanks very much

    Thanks very much
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    BMW certificate of authenticity

    It is my understanding that an official BMW Certificate of Authenticity is available from BMW AG. Does anyone know how to obtain this document. Porsche and Jaguar do offer such documents.
    Thanks...
  40. Thread: Z8 Models

    by LarryG
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    Sticky: In less than a week my 2002, 6600 mile...

    In less than a week my 2002, 6600 mile silver/black Z8 will arrive. I am looking for the 1:18 silver/black Kyosho model that the BMW dealers would give to Z8 owners. It would be in a black box....
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