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    Andrew,I have posted this before and do it again....

    Andrew,I have posted this before and do it again. The game changer is in 10 years. If the current regulations are still in force (UK ones anyway) then there will be 5% VAT to pay rather than 20%....
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    Hi Ben,I imported one into the UK two years ago....

    Hi Ben,I imported one into the UK two years ago. It was easy at that time.RegardsPeter
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    Screenap - thanks for your reply. I would hope...

    Screenap - thanks for your reply. I would hope that the dealer tried things like that before charging me handsomely for new sensors.....I may be naive !!
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    Thanks Boomster. I am getting both changed...for...

    Thanks Boomster. I am getting both changed...for the princely sum of 600 USD.
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    Service / VANOS

    Guys,My car is in for service (in UK) and the garage just came back with this...----------------------------------------------"Also noted that a Check Service Light is currently showing on your...
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    Sticky: I am looking at them right now on ebay......seems...

    I am looking at them right now on ebay......seems they are still readily available.I wanted to put an Alpina suspension on mine but at 11k USD I might just give it a miss !The swaybars are a far more...
  7. It might be true but it's hard to see why...if...

    It might be true but it's hard to see why...if they are just asked to supply them loose as parts.

    I get the fact that they don't want the hassle of fitting them, that aspect is the same in the UK.
  8. Guys, I would have thought your US BMW dealers...

    Guys,

    I would have thought your US BMW dealers could get you any part you wanted, even ones for EU spec cars.

    I could buy US spec tail lights in the UK if I wanted them.

    Regards

    Peter
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    Andrew - is that true or are you having some fun...

    Andrew - is that true or are you having some fun ??I thought it was a great price for the buyer but that kinda changes things significantly !!
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    Hi Kevin,I bought my car from the previous owner...

    Hi Kevin,I bought my car from the previous owner who lived in Grapevine. He had the car for 16 years and always used Classic BMW in Plano. I dealt with their head of service John Kobell during the...
  11. In most cases they say that modified cars are...

    In most cases they say that modified cars are often worth less than the original. I am certain this is not the case here. The conversion is awesome.The good news for you Peter is that you don't have...
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    Ed, There are quite a number of articles on...

    Ed, There are quite a number of articles on these cars out there now I have the better search terms from your link. It seems they vandalised a number of other vehicles too !! Peter
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    It would be great to know how they ended up that...

    It would be great to know how they ended up that way. A Z8 asking price is as much in the UAE as it is in the US.
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    Andrew, an update on the Flatley Silver/Red car....

    Andrew, an update on the Flatley Silver/Red car. Swiftruss sold it on a few months back. it was advertised on the board but I am not sure who bought it.
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    A sad tale from Abu Dhabi

    My friend has just visited Ferrari World on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi. He likes the Prancing Horses.

    He took great delight in sending me a few snaps of some Z8's which he said were "crudely hand...
  16. Collected the car and everything works great....

    Collected the car and everything works great. Lesson learned, faulty indicators are not necessarily expensive neon light failures. They could just be an innocuous loose earth connection.
  17. HELP : Centre Console Removal

    JC thanks for the awesome instruction pdf.

    I have run into a bit of trouble, maybe related to the age of the car.

    I am trying to remove the felt cover of the centre console. Mine only has two...
  18. Gents, Great news. The dealer believes the...

    Gents,

    Great news. The dealer believes the problem was just a poor connection / loose wire. After re-assembly of the lights in the new bumper they are working. He even sent a video..
    ...
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    Karsten / Peter, I can't understand why cutting...

    Karsten / Peter,
    I can't understand why cutting the wires doesn't cause the fault light to come on but removing the bulbs does? Anyone got an answer for this?
    Regards
    Peter
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    Hi Karsten, Thanks for the quick response. I...

    Hi Karsten,
    Thanks for the quick response. I hope that the problem with the fault light is probably not too difficult to fix, if you did nothing other than cut the wires with no reprogramming of the...
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    Karsten / Peter / Bruno, New problem !! What did...

    Karsten / Peter / Bruno,
    New problem !! What did your guys do with the now no longer required US side markers?? Are these what you call running lights??
    Did you just fix these to the inside of the...
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    Sticky: Guys, There are asking prices in Europe that...

    Guys,

    There are asking prices in Europe that would make your eyes water across the pond but the cars have been on sale for an age. Right at the very top end of the market some dealers are asking...
  23. Peter, Some companies in the UK are asking 500...

    Peter,
    Some companies in the UK are asking 500 GBP for that. Knowledge is power !!
    Glad it worked out well for you.
    Regards
    Peter
  24. Peter, Good luck with the reprogramming. It...

    Peter,
    Good luck with the reprogramming. It seems that for most of us this aspect went OK.
    Regards
    Peter
  25. Bruno / Ton, Thanks for the responses which make...

    Bruno / Ton,
    Thanks for the responses which make me feel a bit more positive.
    The reprogramming of my module went fine I believe. I was told that the rapidly blinking turn signal is not related to...
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    See relevant post (Oct 09th 17) on this topic ...

    See relevant post (Oct 09th 17) on this topic

    http://www.bmwz8.us/forum/showthread.php?t=4566&p=53544#post53544



    http://www.bmwz8.us/forum/showthread.php?t=4566&p=53544#post53544
  27. Hi all, I am having my US spec rear bumper...

    Hi all,

    I am having my US spec rear bumper replaced with the ECE version to delete those pesky side markers....

    Whilst at the BMW dealership they will troubleshoot my rapidly blinking turn...
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    Bruno / Karsten, I did start another thread...

    Bruno / Karsten,

    I did start another thread about a fault with my new light. The turn signal blinked too rapidly on the right hand light. The person who installed the lights and reprogrammed the...
  29. I don't know the date. I did look for it but then...

    I don't know the date. I did look for it but then realised you would have to take things apart to see it so I left it alone.

    is their known problems with a batch? I know we had this discussion on...
  30. Hi Kamal, Thanks for your response....but it was...

    Hi Kamal,
    Thanks for your response....but it was the one I feared !
    Regards
    Peter
  31. Hi Ton, The rapid flashing is only when I...

    Hi Ton,

    The rapid flashing is only when I operate the right turn signal but yes 100% of the time when I do this.....and it is definitely not related to the sun. There has been no sun in the UK...
  32. Hi Ed, Thanks for replying. The light unit is...

    Hi Ed,
    Thanks for replying. The light unit is brand new so I am hoping failure is not an option !

    Because the car spent so long in transit the battery will certainly have benn fully discharged...
  33. Indicator / Turn Signal blinking rapidly

    Hi Guys,

    I finally collected my Z8 yesterday, I will cover this on a separate post.

    The car is a US version and I imported it into Europe and had a brand new pair of EU spec tail lights fitted....
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    You might have been a little hasty there Ton...an...

    You might have been a little hasty there Ton...an identical list of upgrades and yes....only 4025 (6476km) miles at 173k USD.

    http://www.mainstreetmotorstexas.com/details.php?idCar=153
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    Well it's always good to see an honest dealer but...

    Well it's always good to see an honest dealer but advertised at 160K USD (and open to offers) it looks like he's had his fingers burned !!
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    It could of course be an error in the ad, or a...

    It could of course be an error in the ad, or a different car which just so happens to have the same modifications......but I thought I would post just in case anybody was looking at it.
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    Guys - Recognise this car....with 6476 km...

    Guys - Recognise this car....with 6476 km only.....
    ...
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    Hi Karsten, To clarify...I take delivery of my...

    Hi Karsten,
    To clarify...I take delivery of my newly converted to EU spec car in a week. The lights were delivered maybe 6 weeks ago.
    Regards
    Peter
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    I finally take delivery in 1 week. I will discuss...

    I finally take delivery in 1 week. I will discuss the lights with the garage and get some details of the guy who reprogrammed the module. The garage said it went very smoothly without issues.
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    Hi All, When my lights are finally delivered I...

    Hi All,
    When my lights are finally delivered I will give you some feedback.
    Regards
    Peter
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