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  1. I just emailed with Mr Linton as to the status of...

    I just emailed with Mr Linton as to the status of these parts, even though the posting is a couple of years old. Per Mr Linton, all the parts have found homes. He also mentioned that my inquiry was...
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    Thanks Denis - I studied that earlier thread when...

    Thanks Denis - I studied that earlier thread when initially researching the problem and did conclude my future held a dealer trip to get those components replaced. Based on that, I proactively...
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    The seat backs weren't all the way tight so I...

    The seat backs weren't all the way tight so I suspected that the clips had broken free. And since the dash was apart due to removing the center console for replacement, it seemed like a great time...
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    Pulling the seats out

    A quick tip for pulling the seats out. Most of this is obvious when you think about it. Of course, I didn't think about it, hence the tip.

    Use the seat motor to raise the seat to it's limit...
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    Sticking Key - much more information

    The ignition key in my Z8 has been sticking since I aquired the car. I posted about it back in July and the consensus was basically try some lubricant in the key barrel or save up for the inevitable...
  6. Sticky: Poll: I'm owner number 3 - first owner did 48,500 over...

    I'm owner number 3 - first owner did 48,500 over 17 years, second owner did 1,500 over a year, and I've done a couple hundred over the past four months that I've owned the car. It will end up a...
  7. The Alpina setup is running $4900. I ordered...

    The Alpina setup is running $4900. I ordered back in July and still waiting - although it's supposed to show up sometime in October. Alpina was down to 0 stock and another production run for...
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    Sticky: It is car number 39 for the US. And it has had a...

    It is car number 39 for the US. And it has had a lot of engine work to stop oil leaks, which I haven't noticed prior to this as an issue with these cars.
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    Pioneer Radio

    The radio fits nicely in the available space. There is a cage that gets inserted first and you bend some tabs to secure the cage (it's the silver ring around the radio in one of the pictures). The...
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    Mine has a Pioneer DEH-80PRS in it which was...

    Mine has a Pioneer DEH-80PRS in it which was professionally installed some years ago. Since the console is currently apart, I was going to replace it with a newer upgraded model. Turns out there...
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    This is from BMW of South Atlanta, who says: ...

    This is from BMW of South Atlanta, who says:

    "We do apologize, but our policy here is that we do not order parts if the Germany warehouse has not given an ETA since this could take months or even...
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    Unobtainium - the hazard switch (61318377336)...

    Unobtainium - the hazard switch (61318377336) shows as out of stock with no schedule for re-stocking.
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    Thanks Skip - don't know how I missed it when I...

    Thanks Skip - don't know how I missed it when I was searching, but I did.
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    What is in the box

    I got the delaminated center console out of the car after lots of disassembly of the dash to access various screws. Very straightforward - the hardest thing is figuring out how to unplug the various...
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    Since we are talking parts, does anyone have a...

    Since we are talking parts, does anyone have a part number for the emergency flasher switch/button in the center console? I haven't been able to find one.
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    BMW of South Atlanta parts has done a good job...

    BMW of South Atlanta parts has done a good job for me. Online ordering and good communication - a human actually reviews the order.
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    Here's what the two pieces look like apart - the...

    Here's what the two pieces look like apart - the little nubbins on the cover snap over the bumps on the handle.
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    https://www.bmwz8.us/forum/problems-solutions-long...

    https://www.bmwz8.us/forum/problems-solutions-long-term-maintenance/door-card-removal-4828.html - I haven't done it yet, so no practical advice.
  19. Based on a recommendation on another thread, I...

    Based on a recommendation on another thread, I tried www.leatherique.com on my car. The stuff really works for cleaning and hydrating the leather. I haven't tried the dye yet... Andrew mentioned...
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    Thanks Skip - love the intro music! Exhaust...

    Thanks Skip - love the intro music! Exhaust sounds great to me - more oomph than the stock setup. Did you do just axle back, or did you replace the whole system?
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    Inches to MM conversion not guaranteed, but...

    Inches to MM conversion not guaranteed, but google's best guess is 66.675.
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    Z8 exhaust options/opinions

    Given the various exhaust options that are available now (2019), what would you buy? My 2000 Z8 is stock and pretty quiet. Quiet compared to a 2007 M6 (stock) and a 2018 Land Rover Sport (of all...
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    Thanks Dirk - I was really hoping that the faulty...

    Thanks Dirk - I was really hoping that the faulty steering lock would be a sudden kind of thing - and a gradual deterioration into non-op. Another thing to add to the list for a visit to Peter Pan.
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    I did find this thread which seems applicable,...

    I did find this thread which seems applicable, except in my circumstance I don't hear any clicking or activation of anything and the key does end up working with a little...
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    Ignition Key Sticking / Hard to Turn

    The ignition key sticks almost immediately on attempting to turn the car on. Way before you make it to accessory On. Sticks like it won't turn anymore, or you have the wrong key. Then with gentle...
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    Ok, so I didn't know where the online service...

    Ok, so I didn't know where the online service manual is located! That's just embarrassing https://www.bmwz8.us/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif. Thanks for the link. Now I just need to figure out...
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    Wheel weights

    Assuming these are the correct wheels, I get:Front 32.5 lbs, Rear 33.8 lbs(weighed with a little bit of bubble wrap :) )
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    Yes, definitely want to repair if possible. Both...

    Yes, definitely want to repair if possible. Both Gwmckee and I are waiting for the detailed instructions (and youtube video) for removing the trim surrounding the gearshift boot. So if anyone has...
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    I was thinking it was "old" design. The car is...

    I was thinking it was "old" design. The car is 60211 from 07/2000. I'm going with either dried out leather (but it doesn't seem dried out) or plain old manufacturing defect.
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    Center console leather delamination

    A section of the leather facing on the center console has come loose. I havenít found any other mention of this in other threads. Is it easy :) to remove the trim piece that the gearshift sits in? ...
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    There isnít that much play in mine. Even with a...

    There isnít that much play in mine. Even with a strong pull apart it wonít separate as much as the example in the picture. It seems to still fit ok on the car, so Iíll work with it. Thanks for the...
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    Boot cover - is this right?

    New (to me) Z8, so still figuring stuff out. When the boot cover is unfolded there is a double bump/ramp in the middle of the formed plastic base. How is that supposed to fit together? Is one side...
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    2000 Z8 (2019-06-21 13:08:23)
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