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    Same here. In hindsight we can say that we...

    Same here. In hindsight we can say that we enjoyed a very special attention from BMW that helped the club to organize these phantastic events like Como or Mille Miglia. Today this is no longer...
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    Hi Ian, very glad to see some familiar names...

    Hi Ian,
    very glad to see some familiar names here! I sold my companies a couple of years ago, so I don't travel to the bay area anymore. Very unfortunate (not the sale), I really miss it.
    I sold my...
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    I always liked these wheels because they are so...

    I always liked these wheels because they are so close to the original design. The manufacturer is Racing Dynamics, and the rims are still available at least here in Germany.
    124 12 90 854 G RACING...
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    Thanks Musta for your nice words. Apart from the...

    Thanks Musta for your nice words. Apart from the magnificent drives we did with the Z8 Club, there were some highlights I can show you. The first pic is from England, Cotswolds. The others are from...
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    It still is. So here is my current mileage (in...

    It still is. So here is my current mileage (in kilometers). Looking good again after some care.

    Thousands of kilometers on long drives to Italy, France, UK, around Scotland. That's what this car...
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    BMW has produced an amount that is expected to be...

    BMW has produced an amount that is expected to be sufficient for the 50 years.
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    Tail Light Replacement

    A quick update that may help to understand the current situation:

    For owners with ECE tail lights (yellow/red):
    Well about 100 tail lights have been replaced in the meantime at no cost for the...
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    I bought one in 2009 for about 3.000 Ä at that...

    I bought one in 2009 for about 3.000 Ä at that time. There were only 10 cases made.

    http://www.bmwz8.us/forum/bmw-z8-history-technical-info-pdf-movies/z8-demo-suitcase-1732.html
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    The Z8 is not a full CAN bus vehicle. It uses...

    The Z8 is not a full CAN bus vehicle. It uses PT-CAN only (Power train). To my best knowledge, no messages regarding turn lights can be found on the CAN bus.
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    I have forwarded your information to BMW, and I'm...

    I have forwarded your information to BMW, and I'm waiting for a reply.
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    This is the released statement from BMW: ...

    This is the released statement from BMW:



    Probably necessary to find the right person inside BMW NA?
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    As said, owners with problems should contact...

    As said, owners with problems should contact their dealers and find out what happens. We should not comment from the outside without knowing the outcome.
    That said, I would have prefered a clean...
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    There is a technical difference that actually...

    There is a technical difference that actually matters. In the US, the turning lights will be used during breaking as well. Therefore the control unit had been built stronger than for the ECE units....
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    Details Goodwill Campaign

    Dear Club Members and Z8 owners,

    A month ago we have informed you about a planned goodwill campaign by BMW related to Z8 tail lights. Now all details are known regarding the exchange of the...
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    Information will be sent out within the next two...

    Information will be sent out within the next two days. Last round of finetuning with BMW now.
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    This is the goal.

    This is the goal.
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    So are we. All I can say is that we have waited...

    So are we. All I can say is that we have waited for quite some time without any solution, so let me ask for your patience for some more time. It will be a matter of weeks to sort everything out....
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    These should be units build from some parts from...

    These should be units build from some parts from the 2001 production plus a new control unit. There is no particular reason why they should fail.
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    I am waiting for some more details from BMW. As...

    I am waiting for some more details from BMW. As soon as we have those, I will send out an email to those who responded to suggest the next steps for them. This should happen within one week...
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    This information will become available shortly,...

    This information will become available shortly, most likely this week.
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    In Germany, the usage of ECE tail lights is...

    In Germany, the usage of ECE tail lights is mandatory, i.e. yellow/red ones. Some owners had to use US tail lights (red/red) because they weren't able to obtain replacement for the correct ones....
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    That may be the case. I had to send an...

    That may be the case. I had to send an intermediate report to BMW today, and I recommended to up the number quite a bit.

    Let's think about the uniformed owners for a minute:
    There are two cases...
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    Interesting detail: I have one single reply...

    Interesting detail:

    I have one single reply from the entire US, 2 from Canada so far.
    It looks like the problem doesn't exist in those areas.
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    Ton, BMW didn't stop production once they had...

    Ton, BMW didn't stop production once they had eliminated the backlog. They stopped production, because those units were assembled from remaining parts of the original Italian company that had...
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    Yes. I pointed out in the letter that...

    Yes.



    I pointed out in the letter that this goodwill gesture is a first step to help those owners who can't use their cars, i.e. who do have problems now. I also mentioned that by the end of...
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    I posted news related to the tail light story in...

    I posted news related to the tail light story in the club section, please have a look.

    We worked very intensively with BMW on this issue, and it took a couple of years. Now we have a breakthrough...
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    Ok, didn't recognize your avatar name, sorry. ...

    Ok, didn't recognize your avatar name, sorry.

    Yes, there should be a similar procedure in Turkey.
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    I have no information yet how this will be...

    I have no information yet how this will be handled in detail in the US. BMW USA has been informed though, so they should know the process.
    As said, the first step is that we get the list to BMW, and...
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    Tail Lights - Breaking News

    Dear Club Members and Z8 owners,

    Breaking and exciting news concerning tail lights. BMW will replace defective tail lights now. Please read the attached letter asap and contact us if you are...
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    This thread is worth nothing without pics... ;)

    This thread is worth nothing without pics... ;)
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    The relationship between the Club and BMW AG is...

    The relationship between the Club and BMW AG is as good as ever, and the one between the Club and BMW Classic is even better. We now have direct counterparts to talk to, which was not the case with...
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    Thank you for your support! The right to vote...

    Thank you for your support!

    The right to vote did always exist, and with the proxy regulation there has always been a way to cast a vote. However, nobody had ever anticipated that this system...
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    Thanks to all for your replies and ongoing...

    Thanks to all for your replies and ongoing support. :thumbsup:

    Christian likes to downplay his contribution to the Board, and I object to that. Not only does he represent a strong link of our US...
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    It certainly is, and it has been a very long way...

    It certainly is, and it has been a very long way for all of us to get to this point.
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    BMW Z8 Club - Annual General Meeting

    Having returned from yesterday?s Annual General Meeting I want to take the opportunity to inform you about some important points that were discussed. This should not be considered a replacement for...
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    yes, these are used to set the VANOS and hence...

    yes, these are used to set the VANOS and hence the camshafts to predefined positions to check operation.


    That's what I did, just the other way round. It's quite worth it.
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    This is used to set the VANOS without running the...

    This is used to set the VANOS without running the engine.
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    Jerry, no problem, probably at one of the next...

    Jerry, no problem, probably at one of the next Club meetings.
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    A bit of maintenance...

    A rather rare view for a Z8 owner, so it's probably worth posting this photo of the opened engine:

    http://www.dwz8.de/fun/130714 012n.jpg

    There was a small oil leakage at the chain tensioner...
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    We will have an article in the upcoming club...

    We will have an article in the upcoming club magazine describing the consequences of that move to BMW Classic.
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