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    Thanks. Its the 190 mm screw that broke, just...

    Thanks. Its the 190 mm screw that broke, just about 1/4" above the nut. So yes, I was wonder if the nut is just a press fit, but haven't found it in the diagrams yet. Will have to pull the battery...
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    I replaced my battery today and had a slightly...

    I replaced my battery today and had a slightly different problem. The bolt in the hold down to the left of the battery broke off in the nut. Has anyone tried replacing the nut? I can see it from...
  3. Thread: BAT Thread

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    Sticky: You have to wonder if their business model will...

    You have to wonder if their business model will stand up over time. It was fun to follow BAT when it was finding cars, and the auctions were fun at first too. Now you can almost predict the comments...
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    Weather is finally perfect for top down here....

    Weather is finally perfect for top down here. This iPhoto shows the local Mennonite dairy farms in the New York State Fingerlakes area.
  5. Thread: BAT Thread

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    Sticky: Wow, I’m surprised that another one would be...

    Wow, I’m surprised that another one would be listed on BAT so fast. He can’t be that desperate to sell but he certainly was watching the site and preparing for the performance package questions....
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    Seemed like a nice example but there have been...

    Seemed like a nice example but there have been rather a lot showing up on BAT lately. Anyway, they're not making any more and I'm not selling mine in this lifetime.
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    Finally got to drive it

    Oh my. Finally got to drive the car as the roads are finally clean and the sun came out for a few hours. First impressions--the ride is smoother than I would have thought from all I have read here....
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    Sticky: One a week it is, here's the latest. ...

    One a week it is, here's the latest. https://bringatrailer.com/listing/2003-bmw-z8-5/
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    Like this one at the Alpina showroom.

    Like this one at the Alpina showroom.
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    I wonder how a Z8 would look in Alpina Green. ...

    I wonder how a Z8 would look in Alpina Green. It's about the only green that looks good to me. Interior would have to be black, maybe with Green or Blue Alpina-style piping.
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    Looks very nice!

    Looks very nice!
  12. Thread: Tail Light Poll

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    Sticky: Poll: I agree with booster, good chance on the...

    I agree with booster, good chance on the electronics being the issue. Given that neon lights work at quite high voltage with low current, the transformers can fail, either directly or by giving too...
  13. Thread: Tail Light Poll

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    Sticky: Poll: Yes they are neon (for red) and helium (for...

    Yes they are neon (for red) and helium (for orange). I know that from being around lighting technology but as a recent Z8 person have never seen a unit disassembled nor whether the electronics are...
  14. Thread: Seat back clips

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    And Bob's your uncle! Glad it worked

    And Bob's your uncle! Glad it worked
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    Heh. Not quite that bad, end of April or early...

    Heh. Not quite that bad, end of April or early May. Was -15 last week, 60 degrees today. So who knows,could be March.
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    Joe, I am in western N.Y., Corning and Himrod (on...

    Joe, I am in western N.Y., Corning and Himrod (on Seneca).
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    Craig, Jay and Joe, Thank you for the welcome....

    Craig, Jay and Joe, Thank you for the welcome. Can’t wait for the snow and salt to disappear.
  18. Thread: Seat back clips

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    Jay—Question. The photo of the seat back from Oct...

    Jay—Question. The photo of the seat back from Oct 2 shows 6 clips, from the top, the side and the back. The parts diagram on Oct 4 above shows only 4, top and bottom. Any reason they are...
  19. Very impressive, thanks for posting. What better...

    Very impressive, thanks for posting. What better vehicle to highlight than a Z8 that could use the treatment. I'm gonna watch that again.
  20. You'd be surprised but we use 3-D printing to...

    You'd be surprised but we use 3-D printing to make dies for extrusion and they have to be extremely strong, beyond any requirements of a wheel, at least if the wheel was a standard design. Dies that...
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    My only run flat experience was with a 2010 760i...

    My only run flat experience was with a 2010 760i which came with them, so not exactly turn of the century. Both rear tires failed within a year. The first time that one blew I believed you could...
  22. 2003 Alpina (#62287) sold at Barrett Jackson for 203,500

    There's a nice looking Alpina coming up on Barrett-Jackson, black/black Saturday.

    https://www.barrett-jackson.com/Events/Event/Details/2003-BMW-Z8-ROADSTER-228671
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    2112 and screenap, not hard to replace, a little...

    2112 and screenap, not hard to replace, a little tight quarters on the lower rear plastic nut if you do yourself. Norcal, no PP as I have only driven the car (or any Z8) 0.2 miles. So first once we...
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    Yes that is the one.

    Yes that is the one.
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    2112--Here you go. Let me know any questions or...

    2112--Here you go. Let me know any questions or advice.

    I see in preview that the pictures are rotated 90 degrees but I don't see how to remove those pictures and fix. Let me know if these...
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    Hattat,Panel received and installed, looks much...

    Hattat,Panel received and installed, looks much better. Thanks again!David
  27. Given the design constraints that are opened up...

    Given the design constraints that are opened up with additive, maybe high end vehicles are the first place these might show up. But inherently, additive can be less expensive to make than forged, at...
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    Buy a share of a Z8?

    Anyone see this in BMW CCA email today?

    https://bimmerlife.com/2019/01/07/you-can-now-buy-shares-of-rare-bmws/?utm_source=bimmerlife&utm_medium=email&utm_name=member

    You don't get a car, you...
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    Hattat,As Skip says, outstanding! Thank you! and...

    Hattat,As Skip says, outstanding! Thank you! and part is ordered. No longer will my sound absorbing panel be without its fuzz.David
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    You got it, Hattat, it's #3 in the upper diagram....

    You got it, Hattat, it's #3 in the upper diagram. Thanks! Now, is there a part number that goes with it?
    David
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    Hi Hattat,No, don't see it in that one. It's...

    Hi Hattat,No, don't see it in that one. It's under the hood, basically curving from the front fender to the firewall. David
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    Question Underhood Panel

    There is a panel that separates the brake booster area from the engine compartment. It has the brake vacuum line going through it. Mine has some of the black 'fur' missing so I was looking for the...
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    Thank you Ron and Merry Christmas. 18 years is...

    Thank you Ron and Merry Christmas. 18 years is impressive to say the least. Thanks also RedZ8, also been here from the beginning. Wow.
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    The white stuff is so the studded snows have...

    The white stuff is so the studded snows have something to bite into. :):-)
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    That's the truth. Thanks!

    That's the truth. Thanks!
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    New Member

    Hi All, I am a first time Z8 owner, having taken delivery of 60363 a couple weeks ago. I've been learning a ton from all the info here on threads plus the pdfs and other sources. Amazing site,...
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