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  1. Keeping the car on a CTEK trickle charger...

    Keeping the car on a CTEK trickle charger resolved gremlins with my Z8. Pretty much night and day - went from "what warning light today?" to reliable operation. I have experienced this with other...
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    I emailed some instructions to you at the address...

    I emailed some instructions to you at the address on your profile here. Might help a little.
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    It's the little things that make for a good day!

    It's the little things that make for a good day!
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    The ashtray has a hook on the bottom that clicks...

    The ashtray has a hook on the bottom that clicks the ashtray into place. The catch is released by the button next to the ashtray. If the hook breaks off the bottom of the ashtray - well, then it...
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    Bilstein could sell a few of those suspensions if...

    Bilstein could sell a few of those suspensions if they made them available.
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    Sticky: Poll: Best of luck to you Andy - everyone in the Z8...

    Best of luck to you Andy - everyone in the Z8 community would love a solution, or even just an alternative to buying a new assembly and hoping it keeps working long term.
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    Sticky: Poll: Wow - Spectacular! Looks like we have a "go-to"...

    Wow - Spectacular! Looks like we have a "go-to" Z8 headlight guy and that is fantastic. These might look better than the brand-new set I installed.
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    Thanks Ton - searching on the part number for the...

    Thanks Ton - searching on the part number for the HardTopWagen 82157037901 does get results from the US parts guys. And it is the OEM stand.
  9. Thread: sticky knobs

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    Personally, I gave up on replacing just the black...

    Personally, I gave up on replacing just the black grips on the knobs. New knobs are ~$160 each (best recollection). The HVAC knobs just pull straight off. The light switch knob alone runs $400 or...
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    Thank BigGar - Iíve got some of those bits that...

    Thank BigGar - Iíve got some of those bits that donít look too good, Iíll give your method a try!
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    It would change the look, that's for sure. Post...

    It would change the look, that's for sure. Post a picture when you are done! :)
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    I still use the Leatherique. Works great.

    I still use the Leatherique. Works great.
  13. Sticky: Part number for the gas cap with tether? My...

    Part number for the gas cap with tether? My tether failed and I tried a replacement tether which isn't the correct size.
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    I don't think the bezel will come off. Basically...

    I don't think the bezel will come off. Basically the bezel is part of a round sleeve that the instrument snaps inside of from the rear. To get the glass out I had to remove the instrument cluster...
  15. Thread: BAT Thread

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    Sticky: It's probably 5k in parts to get that center...

    It's probably 5k in parts to get that center console back to original condition. And I think the parts are available. From the later comments on the listing it sounds like the custom indent is...
  16. Thread: No Z8 on BAT

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    Whew - all is right with the world again!

    Whew - all is right with the world again!
  17. Thread: No Z8 on BAT

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    No Z8 on BAT

    A quick post to memorialize the first evening in quite some time with no Z8 available on BAT. This messes up my evening ritual of reviewing the dayís auction comments! Congratulations on todayís...
  18. Sticky: Alpine suspension sheet

    This sheet came with the Alpina suspension. My German is non-existent but I think you have the spring part numbers.
  19. Thread: wrapped Z8

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    The stock M6 wheels are 19". They look way...

    The stock M6 wheels are 19". They look way better on this wrapped Z8 than they do on my M6! Congratulations on the look to whoever came up with this idea.
  20. Thread: Some Sad News

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    That is terrible news. And a big loss to the BMW...

    That is terrible news. And a big loss to the BMW community.
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    Ebay is the only place I've found one of the...

    Ebay is the only place I've found one of the phones. My understanding is that the first aid kit is not specific to the Z8, so any kit from that era of BMW could be appropriate. And I could be wrong.
  22. Yeah - what Steve said. BAT seems to be the...

    Yeah - what Steve said. BAT seems to be the place.
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    KSK Distributing - alpina-USA.com. They show the...

    KSK Distributing - alpina-USA.com. They show the Z8 Dynamic wheels in the catalog. They used to list the Z8 Alpina suspension as well - but that seems to have been dropped from the catalog.
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    Sticky: Most likely the top clips engaged with the...

    Most likely the top clips engaged with the leather and not with the metal frame underneath. It does take a good bit of pressure to compress the upholstery layer enough so that the clips slide under...
  25. Thread: Unicorn??

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    Wow, and just down the road from you - that's...

    Wow, and just down the road from you - that's lucky! Looks like a great resource. Like Skip says, the seat back clips are just not available as a separate item - same as the radio door catch.
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    PN 61-31-8-377-338 is the seat heater switch. I...

    PN 61-31-8-377-338 is the seat heater switch. I think you have to buy the switch to get the 25 cent brushed aluminum cover... And the switch is $500+. Might be worth pulling the seat out (four...
  27. Thread: cornet

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    $610 for the storage box -...

    $610 for the storage box - https://www.bmwoffairfaxparts.com/oem-parts/bmw-housing-51477007768 and a couple of hundred for the cover. Looks like both are available, they show up for online ordering...
  28. Thread: BAT Thread

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    Sticky: And in one jump, it is up to $235k with 5+ days...

    And in one jump, it is up to $235k with 5+ days to go.
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    The new advanced garage accessory - a GPS...

    The new advanced garage accessory - a GPS blocker? Or a Faraday cage? I was kidding, but just checked Amazon and of course there are detectors available - so the new normal is to return from the...
  30. Thread: BAT Thread

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    Sticky: The black/black one with 6k on the clock ran up...

    The black/black one with 6k on the clock ran up to a sale at $261k, including the buyer premium of 5k.
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    The new shoes look great! And the exhaust is...

    The new shoes look great! And the exhaust is sweet - I love that little clip of the sound. That's the first one I can recall that completely replaced the stock exhaust tips.
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    Seems like a deal to me. Based on the pictures...

    Seems like a deal to me. Based on the pictures at Autotrader (still online), the car needs a trip to the upholstery shop. Seats need repair. No underhood pics or good hood pics. So maybe it is...
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    The interior plastic bits, including the seat...

    The interior plastic bits, including the seat trim panel, are painted plastic. I would buy the black version and have it painted to match. There are no directly adjacent trim panels so any slight...
  34. Thread: BAT Thread

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    Sticky: Molly sharks car pulled $245 today in the...

    Molly sharks car pulled $245 today in the auction. Two determined bidders.
  35. Thread: happy owner

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    Congratulations Benoit - beautiful Z8 and quite a...

    Congratulations Benoit - beautiful Z8 and quite a find!
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    Ceramic pro - works great and looks good. The...

    Ceramic pro - works great and looks good. The car was polished - uh, ďpaint correctedĒ - first and that did wonders for the micro scratches all over a black car.
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    Sticky: That auction had no pictures of the black box the...

    That auction had no pictures of the black box the book in which the book rests. Which seemed a little off and kept me out of that particular auction. Itís possible the book was incomplete and maybe...
  38. Thread: happy owner

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    Congratulations Benoit - that is a great looking...

    Congratulations Benoit - that is a great looking Z8! Here's to many enjoyable miles, and to getting the hard top to fit in your garage!
  39. Thread: BAT Thread

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    Sticky: I just fixed a mirror with the exact same...

    I just fixed a mirror with the exact same appearance as the one in the BAT auction. Around $100 bucks through Radar Mirror and a week turn around time. Instructions for un-installing/installing the...
  40. Thread: BAT Thread

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    Sticky: We all noticed that the dash on this car was in...

    We all noticed that the dash on this car was in really bad shape - right? Seller should have said something.
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