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    Another report about the car ...

    Another report about the car

    https://jalopnik.com/now-you-can-own-steve-jobs-bmw-z8-and-the-hated-motorol-1819953863
  2. Been a while since I've seen a Z8 mentioned in an article

    But this article seems to give a nod to the proportions of the Z8 versus what they consider to be a disaster called the X7.
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  3. Sticky: Poll: 16 years, 35,000 miles. Can't be too hot or too...

    16 years, 35,000 miles. Can't be too hot or too rainy to come out of the garage and zoom around South Florida. Still get comments about the car all the time. Everyone loves it. My wife said to me she...
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    I happened to be looking at the DuPont Registry...

    I happened to be looking at the DuPont Registry today to see if I should change the stated value insurance on my 2001 Z8. I did not see any Z8's listed for under $200,000. Even one with 28,000 miles...
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    Yes - 16 years - 5 batteries - now leave it on...

    Yes - 16 years - 5 batteries - now leave it on trickle charge all the time.
  6. Bill had been an incredible help for so many of...

    Bill had been an incredible help for so many of us Z8 owners over the last 16 years. So sad to learn of his passing in February.
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    Wow - I have had my stated value insurance with...

    Wow - I have had my stated value insurance with American Modern Property and Casualty (A+ BBB rating) as I thought their rates were very good. But based on the numbers I am seeing, I seem to be way...
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    BMW Concept Car introducing Cool Shade

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=abrEVRAIARw

    Here is another BMW concept car from 2012. This car introduced their "Cool Shade" electronically tintable window glass. The glass can change from clear...
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    Why not pick up a second Z8 for $378,900

    Is this 2015 or 2001 California Billionaire competition to get a Z8? Don't worry. You can choose from any of 8 of them they are selling in Ohio. They are even asking the same price for an Alpina....
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    Thanks Doug but unfortunately that is only a list...

    Thanks Doug but unfortunately that is only a list of diagnostic trouble codes. Using an OBD interface to a external computer, you can send codes to the vehicle to inquire the current data for any...
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    Z8 specific OBD-II codes

    I have an OBD reader plugged into my Z8 and it records data while driving. Things like speed, engine RPMs, fuel consumption are all standard OBD codes that are sent to the device to capture this...
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    Good information. My tender is getting almost to...

    Good information. My tender is getting almost to hot to touch. So perhaps you are right that there might be protective circuitry that is interfering with the charging. I'll look for an adapter that I...
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    I plugged in the BMW Battery Tender that I got...

    I plugged in the BMW Battery Tender that I got with the car 10 years ago. I just installed a brand new battery since the one was dead. It's been plugged in for 6 hours and the Red light on the tender...
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    Even a jump from AAA did not start the car. The...

    Even a jump from AAA did not start the car. The battery was only one year old but I did not use the car in perhaps 8 weeks. But as soon as a new battery was installed, off it went. I have a trickle...
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    Z8 Dead Battery Issue

    I haven't driven the car in a while and the battery is apparently dead. The security light didn't even have enough power to blink and the clock stopped. Had to manually open the door and the trunk. A...
  16. Sticky: Poll: Original owner 34k miles Around 2,000 miles a...

    Original owner
    34k miles
    Around 2,000 miles a year pleasure/fun driving
    as much fun as the day it left the dealership
  17. Thread: gas cap door

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    Better gas cap latch

    Yes it is only a flimsy piece of plastic holding things together. And I am in the hot Florida sun (when the Z8 is not in the garage) and it was only a matter of time until it would fail. I was lucky...
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    Yeah - It's Back to that showroom finish

    After I read all the steps to do it right, I decided it was time to have the car professionally done. I brought it to a detailer called 'A Showroom Finish' in Boca Raton, Florida. The first thing he...
  19. Thread: gas cap door

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    As others indicated, it was in fact that plastic...

    As others indicated, it was in fact that plastic connector between the gas cap door and the connector cable that broke. But because the car is put together like an origami puzzle, the only way to get...
  20. Thread: gas cap door

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    It is one year since the last post on this issue....

    It is one year since the last post on this issue. But add me to the list. I have exactly the same issue. Button activates the release but the gas cap will not open. Luckily I still have a half a tank...
  21. Thread: Car Insurance

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    That might be the reason. I am on the 3,000 miles...

    That might be the reason. I am on the 3,000 miles a year plan.
  22. Thread: Car Insurance

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    Doesn't seem to make sense if I have $145K for...

    Doesn't seem to make sense if I have $145K for half of that quotation. Did you try the agent that I use? I spoke with them this morning to change my deductible from $0 to $1,000 to reduce the premium...
  23. Thread: Car Insurance

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    What is the stated value of that policy?

    What is the stated value of that policy?
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    The $1414 premium went to $1009 with $1000 deductible

    This is for $145,000 stated value with American Modern Insurance.

    Current mileage: 33,000.
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    American Modern Insurance $1414

    Stated value $145,000
    No deductible
    $500K Bodily Injury
    PIP $10K
    Roadside Assistance
    Trip Interruption
    Spare Parts

    Part of American Southern Home Insurance
    Agent is Delrisk Inc.
  26. Thread: Car Insurance

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    I have American Modern Insurance. Stated Value. I...

    I have American Modern Insurance. Stated Value. I set a high value to both replace the car, travel across the country to find one and ship it to my home. I pay $1414 a year.
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    When I drive I put my hand out the door and run...

    When I drive I put my hand out the door and run it across the surface of the door. It always felt like glass after I waxed it. But now it doesn't feel rough, it just does not feel as smooth and...
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    Clay Kit

    Is this a decent clay kit to use - Meguiar's Smooth Surface Clay Kit
    I see it on Amazon for $18.
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    Getting a glass finish on the Z8

    I have kept the Z8 garaged since I bought it back in 2000. But recently I have noticed that after waxing the exterior it just does not have that original glass finish feel to the body when I run my...
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    Anyone taken their Z8 on Tail of the Dragon

    I just recently heard about the Tail of the Dragon in North Carolina. An 11 mile stretch of road with 318 turns along the way. Have any of the members of this community taken their Z8 along this...
  31. Brigestone Potenza RE05A is my choice

    I've had these on the car for a couple of years and love the performance. Tight turns at high speeds without feeling you are losing traction on wet or dry surfaces. Feels far better than the original...
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    Best wishes

    Best wishes
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    I am happy with my Eisenmann's.

    I am happy with my Eisenmann's.
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    I have agreed value insurance of $145,000 on mine...

    I have agreed value insurance of $145,000 on mine for that very reason. I am assuming that I might have to travel across the country to check out a replacement vehicle then have it shipped across the...
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    Z8 Valuation Disconnect ($60K v. $150K)

    Just for interest I looked up the 2001 Z8 value in the Kelly Bluebook. They reported a value of around $60K. Then I went to the Dupont Registry and did the same thing and found Z8's at around $120K -...
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    Barrett-Jackson quoted $3054. So the quotes were...

    Barrett-Jackson quoted $3054. So the quotes were $3452, $3054 and $2416 versus $2065 for Chubb on $145K of agreed value insurance. If anyone finds anything better please post.
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    Put me on the list if a trip is organized

    Put me on the list if a trip is organized
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    Well it is renewal time on the agreed value...

    Well it is renewal time on the agreed value policy. Once again my current policy beat out all the other quotes for $145K of Agreed Value insurance. I have Chubb - $2065. Hagerty quoted $3452 and...
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    Z8 in West Palm

    I'm here in Boynton Beach Florida about an hour north of Miami. I was the one that was referred to early in this thread as wondering if there were some other Z8 owners that wanted to meet up. There...
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    Service Menu does not include Radio Options

    I was able to get into the Service Menu on the Z8 but there are no options having to do with changing radio frequencies. There must be another menu that is still hidden. A replacement radio BMW...
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