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    It's strange to think we met in person for the...

    It's strange to think we met in person for the first time on that trip, Andrew.

    It feels like a lifetime ago. So many great memories since then!
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    Dana Caldwell has some great stories of...

    Dana Caldwell has some great stories of supporting this car for Steve.
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    This weekend we're making some more changes to...

    This weekend we're making some more changes to improve longterm usage. The updates may take a few hours to become effective, depending on your location.

    The short "inside baseball" explanation is...
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    Sorry about the outage. There was a relic of the...

    Sorry about the outage. There was a relic of the old setup that we over looked when doing the migration last year (you may not recall that the site was down for over a week in Dec 2015). All "should"...
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    The original self adjusting clutch hides its...

    The original self adjusting clutch hides its wear, and it's definitely under-gunned for the Z8 and the E39 M5.
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    My plan was to go with the UUC clutch/flywheel...

    My plan was to go with the UUC clutch/flywheel derived from the 850CSi. It's a better fit for the power of the S62 without going overboard, but what I really like is the simplicity of future...
  7. For anything suggesting VANOS issues, I'd start...

    For anything suggesting VANOS issues, I'd start with the Cam Position Sensors (all 4 of them). They should be a regular maintenance item (relatively easy and cheap to change), but they tend to only...
  8. Thread: Pandaman

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    Such sad news. I recall my first meeting with...

    Such sad news. I recall my first meeting with Dennis in person at Panda along with Christian, Paul, and Andrew. He was a great guy, and I'm sure he's being missed by a number of other enthusiast...
  9. Thanks for organizing, Andrew. Bill was the best.

    Thanks for organizing, Andrew. Bill was the best.
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    PSA: More backend updates

    Hey all,

    We made another change to the system backend today, which should be seamless. It's in the spirit of hopefully better planning for uptime/performance compared to the issues we had during...
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    Glad I could help!

    Glad I could help!
  12. Thread: Track car

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    I know of a nice track-ready Cayman S if you're...

    I know of a nice track-ready Cayman S if you're willing to look to Stuttgart. Lots of great safety, suspension, wheels, etc. upgrades making it ready to go and very well sorted.

    I can't speak to...
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    Yeah, sorry for the confusion. I'm not sure it's...

    Yeah, sorry for the confusion. I'm not sure it's technically a recall. BMW has an active goodwill program for the EU/ROW cars. We initially thought/hoped it would extend to NA, but that didn't...
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    There is no supply issue with the NA model...

    There is no supply issue with the NA model lights, and there is no "recall." There was a constraint issue with with the amber/red lights for the EU/ROW cars, which were not available for over a year....
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    Yep, had that one too. Stay off the dirt tracks,...

    Yep, had that one too. Stay off the dirt tracks, Ed!!!
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    Try out the images posts again, guys.

    Try out the images posts again, guys.
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    We're verifying on the backend soon too.

    We're verifying on the backend soon too.
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    Thanks, Ted. We'll check on these. To be...

    Thanks, Ted. We'll check on these.

    To be honest, I've never even messed with the Garage function. Can you post a screen grab of where you're running into trouble? Thanks!
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    Thanks, Ted. The community is still a great one,...

    Thanks, Ted. The community is still a great one, even without a car.

    To all. We completed the server migration last week. I've looked up and down the site, and things seem to be good. Please let...
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    Hey all, The migration has been a bit of a...

    Hey all,

    The migration has been a bit of a process since last night. There always seem to unexpected issues that only surface in production. We're cleaning up a few things here and there, but...
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    Hey all Z8ers, We're planning the next stage...

    Hey all Z8ers,

    We're planning the next stage of the technology update for tomorrow evening (US Pacific) of May 10. The site, and the forums in particular, may not be accessible for an hour or so...
  22. Awesome pairing! Congrats.

    Awesome pairing! Congrats.
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    The first step completed over night. You may...

    The first step completed over night. You may experience a little slowness here and there as you computer/device adjusts to the update, but things should be back to normal on subsequent loads.

    More...
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    Thanks, Gar. I was hesitant to change from the...

    Thanks, Gar. I was hesitant to change from the originals, but the overall design of the car begs for tastefully larger wheels than the original 18-inchers. These seem to do the trick while staying...
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    PSA: System Updates

    All Z8ers,

    After the outage in December/January, we are working on a new technology stack for the site. Over the next week or so, you may find the site unreachable for everyone or on a...
  26. Ouch. What a hard lesson to learn. At least there...

    Ouch. What a hard lesson to learn. At least there was no damage?

    My wiring setup (which is fused) has a disconnect that "should" be the point of failure, but I like the idea of a "remove before...
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    Fantastic one, Christian. More pics, please!

    Fantastic one, Christian. More pics, please!
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    I'm 99% that it is a failing tail light assembly....

    I'm 99% that it is a failing tail light assembly. They seem to die a slow death. They'll fast blink rarely, then more, then all the time. If it starts on your car, it's just a matter of time before...
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    Greg, I know of a Yellow Spyder with only 800...

    Greg, I know of a Yellow Spyder with only 800 miles that just came on market.

    I've driven and riden in Ian's. It's simply perfection.
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    Awesome return! I think I saw this car advertised...

    Awesome return! I think I saw this car advertised recently. Beautiful.
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    That sounds similar to the small aluminum race...

    That sounds similar to the small aluminum race jack that bought to service my Exige. It's collapsable, small, and low, but it doesn't have much lift height or capacity.

    The Arcan is a best of a...
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    If you didn't have all those pesky cars, you'd...

    If you didn't have all those pesky cars, you'd have ample space for jacks, stands, and such.
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    Boxsters are for chicks...:rotflmao: Or men in...

    Boxsters are for chicks...:rotflmao:

    Or men in hats. Awesome car!
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    Mine is an Arcan XL2T.

    Mine is an Arcan XL2T.
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    Wow. I haven't seen this thread in a while. ...

    Wow. I haven't seen this thread in a while.

    For this very issue, I invested in a super low/long jack a while back. It makes getting to the center point a breeze.
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    That dealer has some cool inventory, but their...

    That dealer has some cool inventory, but their studio setup really sucks the life out of the vehicles. Yuck!
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    Thanks for all the appreciation, but it's really...

    Thanks for all the appreciation, but it's really my go-to tech super-wizard, Brad who is working behind the scenes. I understand the overall plan/structure, but without Brad, I'd be bumbling around...
  38. Thread: $1079.64

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    I've had most of the coolant system off at home...

    I've had most of the coolant system off at home just clearing debris. With multiple radiators and the various bumper removal steps, it's not an easy process.
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    Forum Downtime

    All Z8ers,

    As you've probably noticed, the website has be up and down over the past few weeks. Short story: the web host had a major technical failure, and they've been having to restore all of...
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    Yep, still here.

    Yep, still here.
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