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    Sticky: I checked all four, no problems.

    I checked all four, no problems.
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    Sticky: Follow up: I went to my local BMW dealer (BMW...

    Follow up: I went to my local BMW dealer (BMW Den Haag, Netherlands) to have it checked. They did a troubleshooting and came up with 2 possible solutions. 1) replace starter and 2) replace battery....
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    Congratulations Dkat ! Mine will turn 20 next...

    Congratulations Dkat ! Mine will turn 20 next year. Had a similar experience when I took the Z8 to (imho) one of the ultimate car events in Europe; Te Goodwood Festival of Speed (UK) a few years ago....
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    Sticky: yes, you should... I had to replace both my keys...

    yes, you should... I had to replace both my keys because of dead
    batteries ....
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    Did you eventually find one Zalsatbi? I am also...

    Did you eventually find one Zalsatbi?
    I am also looking for replacement (although my battery still is able to perform a 400 amp load charge after 8 years....). Thinking about a Varta AGM battery.
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    Sticky: Eh, no unfortunately it does not charge in the...

    Eh, no unfortunately it does not charge in the ‘off’ position Andrew.
    Here is what I found;

    https://store.bimmernav.com/blogs/installation/how-to-recharge-your-bmw-remote-key
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    Sticky: I can clearly hear the starterrelais clicking so...

    I can clearly hear the starterrelais clicking so I don’t think it’s the ignition switch.
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    Sticky: No, at least not over here in Holland. I made...

    No, at least not over here in Holland. I made some phonecalls (first one to Bosch) and was not able to find a new one, just refurbished ones.

    Strange: today, after about 5 times, suddenly my Z8...
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    Sticky: That day has come for me Dirk..... Just pushed...

    That day has come for me Dirk..... Just pushed the switch about 10 ten times....: Nothing...... Voltage is 12.9, EWS is clicking, key seems charged, I guess I have to do like you did; replace the...
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    Sticky: Why is it on a very old trickle charger Eric? :)...

    Why is it on a very old trickle charger Eric? :) Why not invest in say, a CTEK? And what have you done about the occasional starting troubles?
  11. Thread: Battery issues

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    10.5 years old, nice! That was about the age when...

    10.5 years old, nice! That was about the age when my Z8 battery died, 8 years ago. Just like you keeping it on a battery tender (CTEK), but changed to 'low current' (0.8 amps, motorcycle mode) as of...
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    Right! First picture is (of course...) at the...

    Right! First picture is (of course...) at the worldfamous Chateau Chambord, second is at Chateau d'Audrieu, Normandy, very place to stay if you for instance visit the Normandy D-Day beaches.

    - - -...
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    Has anyone had a new battery placed recently?...

    Has anyone had a new battery placed recently? What is the current type placed, OEM lead/acid or AGM/Gel ?
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    Dutch Z8 in France

    Some pics of my 2018 trip to Le Mans Classic in France
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    Very nice Skip!

    Very nice Skip!
  16. Sticky: Poll: Second owner, driving about 1200 miles a year,...

    Second owner, driving about 1200 miles a year, enjoying every single one of them
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    Another thing is that I checked viscosity of both...

    Another thing is that I checked viscosity of both the BMW and the Castrol oil today to find out that the BMW (Shell) oil is substantially THICKER (at room temperature) than the Castrol oil, same...
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    Satch, be careful with other oils, please check...

    Satch, be careful with other oils, please check out this thread;

    http://www.bmwz8.us/forum/engine-drivetrain/z8s-oil-castrol-tws-10-60-a-1627.html

    I saw this Vanos unit myself when I was at...
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    Just checked, all Shell synthetic oils seem to...

    Just checked, all Shell synthetic oils seem to have detergents added, and Castrol TWS has too.
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    What is a 'detergent oil' Dave?

    What is a 'detergent oil' Dave?
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    p.s. from what I understand from the Dutch...

    p.s. from what I understand from the Dutch Castrol website, this will be 'our' future oil; Castrol EDGE Supercar 10w60 FST, approved for all BMW M-models, Koenigsegg, Ferrari FF, Ferrari...
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    Just checked, you're right, it is the same...

    Just checked, you're right, it is the same indeed, I understand that the 'TWS' is the stuff (formerly) sold by BMW as approved M-oil but the Edge FST 10w60 is exactly the same oil, thank you, didn't...
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    BMW Twin Power Turbo oil or stick to Castrol TWS?

    2 weeks ago I brought my Z8 to my local BMW dealer for a service. They told me that BMW AG ended their deal with Castrol and switched to Shell oils for the complete range of models. For my S62 (M)...
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    Hold on to it Satch, they are worth quite some...

    Hold on to it Satch, they are worth quite some money nowadays :D
  25. Sticky: Follow up: After I installed my new cap I noticed...

    Follow up: After I installed my new cap I noticed a slight leakage again (!). This was not long after I had an oil change at the dealer. I checked the oil level and to my surprise it was way too...
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    You should try it Andrew, good fun; retro...

    You should try it Andrew, good fun; retro navigating your way :rotflmao:After mine broke down again (!) I went to Ebay and bought a German unit; until now no troubles.....
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    Personally I like to have it working although I...

    Personally I like to have it working although I do not use it.....:)
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    If I remember correctly it is.

    If I remember correctly it is.
  29. Sticky: You're welcome Ton :thumbsup:

    You're welcome Ton :thumbsup:
  30. Sticky: Indeed Jürgen; This week my Z8 was in service and...

    Indeed Jürgen; This week my Z8 was in service and my mechanic pointed out 'sweating seal' on the right side of the engine. When I looked closer, there was a tiny trace of oil all the way up to... the...
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    Where are the buttons? All linked to the...

    Where are the buttons? All linked to the touchscreen?
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    Thanks Jürgen! I understand that a 30 minute...

    Thanks Jürgen! I understand that a 30 minute drive once a year (!!) is sufficient to keep the key-battery charged. That should be no problem for us right? For 2 keys that would be just 1 hour of...
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    Thanks Dirk, I already forgot that thread....! So...

    Thanks Dirk, I already forgot that thread....! So 48 hours in position 0 of the ignition is sufficient for charging our keys.
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    No idea, we should ask Jürgen... Jürgen....?

    No idea, we should ask Jürgen...

    Jürgen....?
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    Ton, it is like Dirk said, in my case my problem...

    Ton, it is like Dirk said, in my case my problem seems solved (tried it again an hour ago, no problem, started with one push, as it should).
    Jürgen said in his post that it takes 5 hours to 'charge'...
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    I had the starting problem yesterday and today;...

    I had the starting problem yesterday and today; when pushing the button I heard the solenoid click but nothing happened. Of course first I checked the (2012) battery, in perfect condition. I...
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    Sticky: Not so nice to know.......:)

    Not so nice to know.......:)
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    Sticky: Good to know Ton, are you sure?

    Good to know Ton, are you sure?
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    When jumpstarting I totally agree Jerry, but with...

    When jumpstarting I totally agree Jerry, but with tenders it isn't thát necessary right?
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    No, I checked at the 'access-point' located under...

    No, I checked at the 'access-point' located under the hood (should be same voltage).
    In the past 24 hours I discovered 2 interesting points;
    1) When I checked at several points in time I found out...
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