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    members in baltimore area

    Are there any members from the baltimore area. I met someone today at a cars and coffee event in hunt valley with a silver car. Looking for local connections. thanks.
  2. Sticky: michelin pilot super sports are no more. other ideas

    Michelin pilot super sports are no longer available in our fitment. Is there a second best option? I am looking at Continental ExtremeContact Sport. Any input would be appreciated
  3. Sticky: now available in stock fitment

    https://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp?message=singleSize&tireMake=Michelin&tireModel=Pilot+Super+Sport&frontTire=445YR8PSSXL&rearTire=74YR8PSS&autoMake=BMW&autoYear=2002&autoModel=Z8&autoModClar=
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    thanks. I feel the same way. its kind of an...

    thanks. I feel the same way. its kind of an "ignore it till it breaks" issue.
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    clutch pedal squeak

    I have a clutch pedal squeak. the technician at my local dealer has traced it to the pivot shaft that goes into the bell housing. he says the only way to fix it is to pull the transmission to get...
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    reading dipstick

    Hi guys;

    Does anyone besides me have a hard time reading the dipstick? The oil in my car is very clean and quite thin. Several times I have pulled the dipstick and thought the oil was low when...
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    be very careful with that one and any mercedes...

    be very careful with that one and any mercedes mclaren. many MB dealers won't touch them. they require a special lift that even ferrari shops don't have. The factory didn't stand behind them...
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    they know what they are doing. That is where I...

    they know what they are doing. That is where I got mine. They always have a few in stock.
  9. Thread: hoarding parts

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    hoarding parts

    HI All;

    These cars are starting to get old. Are there any significant parts that I should buy because they are about to go out of production? I am thinking specifically in my case of the gas...
  10. Thread: steering wheel

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    steering wheel

    After a year of ownership, there is really only one thing I don't like about my Z8: the steering wheel. It is hard, smooth and slippery. It has no texture and little grip. I was thinking about...
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    if you connect directly to the battery, or use...

    if you connect directly to the battery, or use the under hood jump starting terminals, how do you get the under-hood lights (or trunk lights) to go out?

    thanks
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    I would be interested in hearing more about the...

    I would be interested in hearing more about the pedal set. is it still available? what is involved in installing it?
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    Heel and toe driving

    Does anyone out there have any insight into heel and toe technique? is it worth learning? I have been practicing and I find it pretty hard but it does give nice smooth power transition when I get...
  14. Thread: driving heaven

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    pictures

    I will have to strap the camera to my head, because both of my hands are busy!
  15. Thread: driving heaven

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    driving heaven

    Is there driving in heaven? If not, I think I would rather stay here. I just went on such a sublime drive, it is good enough for me. I have always envied our California brothers for their trips...
  16. Thread: Daily Driver

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    Hello; I am interested to hear more about the...

    Hello;

    I am interested to hear more about the "sticky" or "notchy" feel of the throttle pedal. I am having this problem. Is there anything that can be done about it? what causes it? I...
  17. Thread: Buy American?

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    real economics

    I think the best thing to do is buy the best car you can find, regardless of who makes it. This is the only way to force our (or anyone else's) automotive industry to manufacture compelling...
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    Sticky: thanks. I ended up drawing it out with a drill...

    thanks. I ended up drawing it out with a drill operated pump sold at sears. the pump was dreadfully slow. took about 20 min for one quart, but it is done!
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    Sticky: I enjoyed reading all of your posts. I have put...

    I enjoyed reading all of your posts. I have put about 800 miles on the car since I bought it and just checked the oil level for the first time. I was surprised to find it read low. I put another...
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    cleaning interior aluminum panels

    any suggestions on products to use to just clean the interior aluminum accent panels? I am thinking of the sill panels, the door accents and the various aluminum knobs and switchgear.

    thanks
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    its really interesting to see how similar the...

    its really interesting to see how similar the design of the rear looks to the new alfa romeo disco volante. Design language really does get picked up and translated from one house to another.
  22. Thread: Z8 Detail Job

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    crap on sill

    I have some similar crap on my sills that won't wash off. Any suggestions on how to get it off short of a full buff job?

    thanks
  23. buy more Z8's. Hard assists are the way to go. ...

    buy more Z8's. Hard assists are the way to go. the z8 comment was a bit of a joke, but the reality is that the current financial situation is what is driving double digit annual gains in...
  24. these vehicles are undoubtedly technical tours de...

    these vehicles are undoubtedly technical tours de force, but what, exactly, does one do with a "hyper car"? They are much too fast to drive at even 50% of capacity on country roads, they are too...
  25. Thread: Montreal F1 GP

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    anyone going to watch Daytona. I think I will...

    anyone going to watch Daytona. I think I will have to tune in just to see what they do with Danica Patrick. Will she be "riding the pole", "sitting in pole position", "on the pole"? none of it...
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    your post was scaring the bejeezus out of me: ...

    your post was scaring the bejeezus out of me:

    1) what kind of left wing communists would want to steal $100 off of you every time they see your car without a number on the front? Wouldn't it be...
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    I agree with you 100%. the media's business is...

    I agree with you 100%. the media's business is to sensationalize everything in order to sell advertising. I think the proper description for gun violence in this country would be "endemic", not...
  28. Thread: The M6 arrives

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    Absolutely. Hope I was not getting too personal....

    Absolutely. Hope I was not getting too personal. If you had an architect design it for you, I would love his or her name.
  29. Thread: The M6 arrives

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    congrats Jerry; Your car is gorgeous! Your...

    congrats Jerry;

    Your car is gorgeous! Your house looks even nicer. Any chance of posting more pictures? Of the house, i mean :)
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    vioxx

    sorry, gotta respond to this one. the increased cardiac risk from VIOXX was minuscule (arounds one half of one percent) and the excess risk was COMPLETELY negated by patients who also took a baby...
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    front mount

    Thanks for the tip. I would love to connect with some z8 owners in the capital area. come spring time, a drive would be in order.
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    front license plate

    Just got my plates today. Maryland requires a front plate be displayed ( i guess so that an imprint of the number can be read off of the backside of anyone you hit). Putting a front plate on a Z8...
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    appreciating the Z8

    I've just had my z8 for about 3 weeks now, and it continues to surprise and delight me. the level of craftsmanship is something I haven't experienced before. I took the hard top off for the first...
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    Sticky: that pretty much says it all doesn't it? Has...

    that pretty much says it all doesn't it? Has anyone using 10w-60 with their low mileage car experienced any problems (leaks, etc.)?
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    thanks

    thanks for the input. How is the Audi R8 v10, by the way? That was my other choice.
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    Sticky: beating the oil issue to death

    Hi all;

    I have read all of the oil posts and was convinced I need to switch to 10w-60. I took the car to BMW of Towson and had it looked after by the technician who does all the z8's and all the...
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    you are right, of course. problem is I have only...

    you are right, of course. problem is I have only one butt and 6 cars. it has to sit some.
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    fuel additives

    its not the modes car which needs the additives, its the crappy modern fuel which turns to paint varnish if you let it sit in the tank long enough.
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    I have been playing with them for 25 years. I...

    I have been playing with them for 25 years. I currently have a 65 giulia spider veloce ( one of 1000), a 69 duetto boat tail spider, and two 66 bertone step nose coupes, one of which has a 2 l with...
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    recommended fuel additives?

    This is an occasional use car for me. I expect to do 1000-2000 miles per year. Does anyone have any recommendations on fuel additives to counteract the generally poor ethanol mixed fuel currently...
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