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  1. Thread: Fogging Headlamps

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    Sticky: Poll: I will be sending my headlights back to Sean, who...

    I will be sending my headlights back to Sean, who has agreed to rework the sealant, so that it is smooth and does not stand out. He wishes to make it right, now that he understands how that area is...
  2. Thread: Fogging Headlamps

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    Sticky: Poll: Dramatically Improved

    (Imperfections on lenses in images are dust from car sitting without a cover. Forgiveness requested.)

    My second set of headlights "fogged-up" badly several years ago. On a car that was otherwise...
  3. Thread: Hardtop Headliner

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    The issue is finding a source for oem-matching...

    The issue is finding a source for oem-matching material.
  4. Congrats, Greg.Besides the good sale in light of...

    Congrats, Greg.Besides the good sale in light of recent events, you have established yourself as a highly credible seller on BAT. Great job after a lot of effort!

    Now onto worrying about this...
  5. Thread: Fogging Headlamps

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    Sticky: Poll: Help at long last

    Hello Sean,
    It is so encouraging to hear of your background of many years of experience and your meticulous attention to detail, anticipating future failure points. Many of us have been searching...
  6. Thread: Fogging Headlamps

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    Sticky: Poll: I am very interested also. This shop could be a...

    I am very interested also. This shop could be a wonderful resource. Is there any background information available, e.g. how long in business and general reputation? Has he expressed any commitment...
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    Special news, indeed! And, fortunately, with our...

    Special news, indeed! And, fortunately, with our cars 10 years older, we'll have more of an excuse to visit Fremont. Happy New Year, Dana! Ted
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    Hello Matt,Fond memories of working with you...

    Hello Matt,Fond memories of working with you since the first Alpina conversion. We have always been able to count on your superb technical abilities and close attention to our babies' needs.. Your...
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    If I recall correctly, I picked them out of the...

    If I recall correctly, I picked them out of the BMW parts catalog for some other BMW wheels. There was a difference of a millimeter or two in diameter - not noticeable in place.
  10. Sticky: That's super, Gregg.I just rigged up an electric...

    That's super, Gregg.I just rigged up an electric hoist for the hard top using a cradle from EasyHoists, so timing is perfect for the hard top headliner. From where did you get the hardtop headliner...
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    Hi Ed,From what I've heard, you'll really like...

    Hi Ed,From what I've heard, you'll really like the car. The Premium is a super value. Not that you need another super car, but I passed on my ordered premium at MSRP and went for a GT Performance...
  12. Sticky: It sounds like you're in southern California. I'm...

    It sounds like you're in southern California. I'm in San Juan Capistrano. I was thinking of getting my headliners repaired or replaced on my soft and hard tops. I can't recall whether you bought both...
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    Red Chariot :: 2021 Ford Mach E

    2021 (2021-11-27 01:33:31)
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    Sadly sold to a big fan of John Cooper Works. ...

    Sadly sold to a big fan of John Cooper Works. I'll miss her.
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    Sticky: I would second Andrew's suggestion unless your...

    I would second Andrew's suggestion unless your dealership has done a number of them. If it's not put in properly, it can be quite a pain. Who knows, you might want to have Matt do some service or...
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    Rising interest

    It's nice to see our cars being appreciated by so many. I'm seeing 633 mostly very complimentary comments only 14 hours after the release of this video.
    Journalists and others seem now to better...
  17. BMW was nice enough to do the exchange at no...

    BMW was nice enough to do the exchange at no charge, so I didn't have the heart to push it with a second round. I just made the assumption that the lights had an innate engineering flaw.
  18. Fyi, I exchanged my fogged headlights with new...

    Fyi, I exchanged my fogged headlights with new units about 9 years ago. 6-12 months later the new ones fogged up.
  19. Nice piece for newcomers on the collectability of our car

    "Is the BMW Z8 worth investing in now?"

    https://www.bmwblog.com/2021/07/01/video-is-the-bmw-z8-worth-investing-in-now/
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    Sticky: Hi MK,Do not worry. You'll find us to be an...

    Hi MK,Do not worry. You'll find us to be an exceptional nice group of folk. May be partially that we remember when we started posting here. Welcome. Wishing you many years of enjoyment with your...
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    Looks like everyone is happy with their Ceramic...

    Looks like everyone is happy with their Ceramic Pro experience. One question, I understand that the after the paint correction, any clear bra (PPF) is applied and then the ceramic is applied to both...
  22. Thread: Unicorn??

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    Three-D printing is probably the future for...

    Three-D printing is probably the future for classic car part replacements and especially good for individual pieces like seat clips. I think that if we find someone who is particularly good, reliable...
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    Same part disappeared on my car. I figured, with...

    Same part disappeared on my car. I figured, with gravity and all, it couldn't have gone too far, though I couldn't see it. I probed around with this till I finally felt metal against metal and was...
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    We are lucky to benefit from the research that...

    We are lucky to benefit from the research that others here have undertaken to study new programs for our cars. I would greatly appreciate if anyone can share a recommendation for a great experience...
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    We are lucky to benefit from the research that...

    We are lucky to benefit from the research that others here have undertaken to study new programs for our cars. I would greatly appreciate if anyone can share a recommendation for a great experience...
  26. Thread: BAT Thread

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    Sticky: Well, folks, our cars may just be starting to get...

    Well, folks, our cars may just be starting to get the recognition for the remarkable combination of style, performance and usability that they represent, but not without a big thanks to Satch....
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    Ed, So nice of you to take the time to reflect...

    Ed,
    So nice of you to take the time to reflect on your ownership and our extended Z8 'family'. I think anyone who has met you in person or through your musings will agree that you are truly a great...
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    Andrew, you are probably an expert on the new...

    Andrew, you are probably an expert on the new Bronco with the optional 35 inch tires. :-)
    I recall that Satch had shared his experience earlier with his choice of run flats. It would be nice to get...
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    Is it time to move to run flats?

    I am beginning to think that I am not thinking clearly if I'm driving on freeways or back country roads at night with my wife with non run flat tires. I haven't had a mishap yet with my Michelin...
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    Thanks for the suggestion, Terry. I will order up...

    Thanks for the suggestion, Terry. I will order up this solid windblocker. It sounds like it will work better than the perforated OEM one.I only wish I had gotten this earlier. I picked up my first...
  31. Thread: Winter Storage

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    Thanks to both of you for your thoughts. I do...

    Thanks to both of you for your thoughts.
    I do wonder what occurs when you start the engine for just a minute or two of idling. I imagine that that some moving parts don't fully lubricate and, when...
  32. Thread: Winter Storage

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    Not quite a winter storage note ...We all know...

    Not quite a winter storage note ...We all know that it is better to drive our cars, but these days, my car sits under the cover for months at a time. Can anyone answer whether it is better to start...
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    We all are aware of how so many of these geniuses...

    We all are aware of how so many of these geniuses (esp EV geniuses) are so ... optimistic. That's surely, at least partly, how so many investors sign up and get us these new technologies. God bless...
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    What a model you are, Ed. And that doesn't...

    What a model you are, Ed. And that doesn't surprise me either. That's so great that you're able to be there for those that maybe don't have the best model.
    Speaking of models, I'm in line for the...
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    The Taycan is, for sure, awesome. Besides the...

    The Taycan is, for sure, awesome. Besides the delta in price, my wife needs the hauling space as she is an art broker and appraiser (this will be her car). Right now she has a Lexus that can go for...
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    Same to you and all the other Pappy's. Ed, you...

    Same to you and all the other Pappy's.
    Ed, you seem like you must be such a great Dad. I wonder if your kids are getting the automobile bug from you.
    My Father's Day included taking delivery of a...
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    Coverking came out to my house twice to measure...

    Coverking came out to my house twice to measure my car for their template. They were nice enough to leave me with a couple of the early covers. I have to say they fit and have worn well, but I have...
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    Want to share the name of your message in Cali,...

    Want to share the name of your message in Cali, hopefully SoCali? Would appreciate it.
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    Good question, but I don't know the answer.

    Good question, but I don't know the answer.
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    I did it a few years ago and don't recall any...

    I did it a few years ago and don't recall any problems. I just remembered that it was important to hook up the battery charger during the installation. No problems since. Also no problems with smog...
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