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  1. One time, way back in the early days, oh around...

    One time, way back in the early days, oh around 2004 as I recall, I was filling the tank at the local gas station and a guy walked up to me and asked "so, do you have to be a drug dealer to afford...
  2. Thread: New Member

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    Welcome, DLM, and Merry Christmas.

    Welcome, DLM, and Merry Christmas.
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    Sticky: You don't know the half of it. Back in 2000, it...

    You don't know the half of it. Back in 2000, it was her idea to buy the Z8 in the first place. She has a lot of ideas. Sometimes too many.
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    Sticky: another battery installation note

    I've replaced my battery a couple of times before, but this time, something new went wrong and I thought it would be a good idea to mention it here. The bolts that hold down the battery hold-down...
  5. Hi Craig and welcome to the Z8 family.

    Hi Craig and welcome to the Z8 family.
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    Perhaps the ideal solution is a 15 year old kid...

    Perhaps the ideal solution is a 15 year old kid with a 3D printer and some spare time. Its just a little round piece of plastic...shouldn't be too hard to print something.
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    Any chance you could find this part on another...

    Any chance you could find this part on another BMW at the wrecking yard? That's how I got some battery terminal bolts.
  8. "This listing was ended by the seller..." Maybe...

    "This listing was ended by the seller..." Maybe it didn't sell at all, or perhaps privately at a different price?
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    To wrap things up, I've completed the repairs on...

    To wrap things up, I've completed the repairs on the mirror and re-installed it. I had to re-code the keys but am happy to report that everything is working.

    As for the white material that...
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    I've received the new mirror glass and have...

    I've received the new mirror glass and have successfully removed the old glass from the circuit assembly. I found a video showing how its done for other BMWs here:...
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    I've pm'd you with acceptance and details.

    I've pm'd you with acceptance and details.
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    Thanks Bill I've taken a couple of snaps of the...

    Thanks Bill
    I've taken a couple of snaps of the map-light lens. The passenger side lens is made up of two pieces that sandwich together. The white stuff appears to be glue intended to hold the...
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    I've done some work on my bad mirror and wanted...

    I've done some work on my bad mirror and wanted to show some pictures. I've managed to repair the damage on the receiver board and verify that it is working.
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    Thanks Bill The reason I'm doing this myself is...

    Thanks Bill
    The reason I'm doing this myself is because my key buttons no longer operate the remote door lock/unlock functions and I have learned that this is likely because the mirror fluid has...
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    a bit of help needed re: rearview mirror

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    I'm doing my own repair of my rearview mirror and am a bit puzzled about something. To clear it up, what I need from someone is a closeup picture of the passenger and driver map lights on a...
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    Finally, I used some 3M VHB double sided tape,...

    Finally, I used some 3M VHB double sided tape, the strongest of such tapes that I have ever worked with. While the left side and bottom of the panel were loose, the right side was not, so I had to...
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    Good ideas. Thanks. I have a tube of Shoe Goo...

    Good ideas. Thanks. I have a tube of Shoe Goo and was thinking of using that. Maybe tape would be better.
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    Door pocket unglued

    The door pocket in my driver's door, the one that is supposed to stay open, has suffered a failure of glue that holds the door face to the pocket frame. I'm wondering if anyone can recommend a glue...
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    I enjoyed the review. We haven't seen much...

    I enjoyed the review. We haven't seen much press/media enthusiasm like this in a while, so it was fun to watch.

    edit: I also read all the comments. Yes, that took quite a while, so...
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    I stored my car in a climate controlled unit for...

    I stored my car in a climate controlled unit for a year. My plan was to go to the garage once every two months and charge up the battery using a generator and a smart charger. The battery remained...
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    This happened to me once with embarrassing...

    This happened to me once with embarrassing results. Our local race track was having its annual vintage race meet and during the lunch break, local clubs could join a series of parade laps on the...
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    Happy New Year to you too Andrew. As to the...

    Happy New Year to you too Andrew.

    As to the outage, the question popped into my head "what if this is permanent?". I can tell you that I was briefly saddened with the thought of what a shame...
  23. Thread: Hi from the UK

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    A big HELLO from the west coast of Canada, Pete.

    A big HELLO from the west coast of Canada, Pete.
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    Its partly the shipping cost, and partly the...

    Its partly the shipping cost, and partly the lousy selection from Canadian vendors. Example: shipping a 4 lb parcel from Detroit to Blaine, WA (about 1 mile from my home in Canada) costs US16.38. ...
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    I wanted to mention that it is relatively easy to...

    I wanted to mention that it is relatively easy to snap off the bolt that tightens the battery cable to the battery terminal. Do not torque it with abandon. I do not know what its torque spec is,...
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    Summit Tools?

    Summit Tools?
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    As the others have mentioned, running the car...

    As the others have mentioned, running the car will cause the sound to go away. However, idling is not sufficient. The car must be driven under modest load and with revs up to normal cruising rates....
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    Sticky: This is very interesting Phil. I can't see...

    This is very interesting Phil. I can't see anything in this suggestion that conflicts with any of the symptoms we have been seeing, so it fits so far. There is a clear link between the car sitting...
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    It was obviously a conversion when I first looked...

    It was obviously a conversion when I first looked at the photos, and mainly due to the windscreen being the wrong shape and angle. There are lots of small differences too, but they take a bit of...
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    Somebody is a good photographer :thumbsup:

    Somebody is a good photographer :thumbsup:
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    Its a good question. While we must have our...

    Its a good question. While we must have our front plates on here for driving, I wish I could remove the plate holder when showing the car at special events. Do you have a picture of the holes in...
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    Its been quite a few years, but I recall paying...

    Its been quite a few years, but I recall paying about $1800 for the PP fully installed in Vancouver.
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    I'm no expert, but if you do the "turn the wheels...

    I'm no expert, but if you do the "turn the wheels while car is off the ground" test and they both turn the same way, then it is a clutch type LSD. The problem is that when the turn the opposite...
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    If you mean this to test for the presence of an...

    If you mean this to test for the presence of an LSD, be careful. You get different results for different types of LSD so the test is not conclusive. For example, a Quaife or Torsen diff provides a...
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    Things were going pretty well for us back in...

    Things were going pretty well for us back in yr2000 and I decided, after much test driving and shopping that my dot-com car was going to be a brand new 2001 E39 BMW 540i6. I have lived a modest life...
  36. Canadian Z8 This was my experience and...

    Canadian Z8

    This was my experience and understanding of what was included in a Canadian-spec Z8. I understand that BMW Canada is not a part of BMW NA, so BMW NA gifts were not included.
    A...
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    Sticky: Thanks for the info John. I'm no expert, just...

    Thanks for the info John. I'm no expert, just wanted to mention that changes are happening and the claims made in other forums.
    As for question 4b...yeah, me too. I do not understand why the many...
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    Sticky: I see that the aftermarket suppliers are now...

    I see that the aftermarket suppliers are now selling Castrol Edge Professional tws10w60 in place of the oil we have been using. I have noted from other discussion forums that the TWS Motorsport TWS...
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    Top down is best in my opinion. I've shown my...

    Top down is best in my opinion. I've shown my car both top up and down and while both are good, down has the edge.
  40. Thread: Dogdoc97's Q&A

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    I had been driving a new '01 E39 540i6 for half a...

    I had been driving a new '01 E39 540i6 for half a year before I took delivery of the Z8. In the 540 the clutch was awful until the CDV was pulled out. After that it was OK. At around that time I...
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