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  1. Thread: Fogging Headlamps

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    Sticky: Poll: Hello Sean. Congratulations on your successful...

    Hello Sean. Congratulations on your successful approach to this vexing issue! This sounds like a complete success and will be beneficial to this overall community. Thanks for taking this project on....
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    Welcome back Dana! This is great news. Happy New...

    Welcome back Dana! This is great news. Happy New Year!!
  3. Thread: Jack for Z8

    by jawz
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    The Alpinas all came with the BMW Mobility kit...

    The Alpinas all came with the BMW Mobility kit rather than a jack. Those are available… not a jack but compact and will work for ordinary flats in a pinch.
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    Sticky: The long tab is on the right side with the short...

    The long tab is on the right side with the short one one the left (original configuration). The reason one is longer than the other is to make installation of the boot easier. Start on the right side...
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    Sticky: The Alpina did come standard with the tire...

    The Alpina did come standard with the tire inflation kit, but I believe that’s because it did not have run flats and, of course, no spare. It’s the same standard BMW tire inflation kit you could buy...
  6. Thread: top malfunction

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    I think there are some strings along the top that...

    I think there are some strings along the top that some have had broken. I’m not sure if a broken string could cause that but you might inspect that first.
  7. Thread: happy owner

    by jawz
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    Congratulations on your find! You’ll love every...

    Congratulations on your find! You’ll love every mile you put on it.
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    So sorry to see that. When did this happen?

    So sorry to see that. When did this happen?
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    Here are some photos of my car with the Windblox...

    Here are some photos of my car with the Windblox windblocker installed.
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    Thanks Ted. The company was very responsive to...

    Thanks Ted. The company was very responsive to some strap questions I had but, again, that was several years ago. That's about the time they offered the clear straps as opposed to the black ones.
    I...
  11. Thread: TIS online

    by jawz
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    Sticky: Drat! It's down kie Maui Mike indicated. I'm...

    Drat! It's down kie Maui Mike indicated. I'm looking for instructions on replacing the fan engine/radiator fan shroud. Would anyone have the instructions or diagram for this, by chance? Thanks in...
  12. Thread: Presentation

    by jawz
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    Welcome Benoit. Good luck with your pursuit of a...

    Welcome Benoit. Good luck with your pursuit of a Z8. You'll love it!
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    It sounds like you guys are referring to the...

    It sounds like you guys are referring to the standard equipment screen type windblocker that came with the Z8. I bought a Lexan windblocker from Windblox many years ago and it works much better than...
  14. Thread: Something Else

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    We're a likely participant! Been too long since...

    We're a likely participant! Been too long since we've been able to join an event.
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    FWIW - I've only experienced this problem when...

    FWIW - I've only experienced this problem when the battery was dead or nearly so. Once I replaced the battery, no more issues.
  16. Thread: The Virus

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    Great pics, Andrew! Thanks for posting them. That...

    Great pics, Andrew! Thanks for posting them. That was my life pre-Z8 with a '74 Toyota Land Cruiser (which I still have). Loved those experiences and wouldn't change it for anything. Enjoy the...
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    Mine quit working too. Need to order one and...

    Mine quit working too. Need to order one and replace it!
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    Great job Skip! Nicely done and congratulations!

    Great job Skip! Nicely done and congratulations!
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    The switch that turns the under hood lights ON...

    The switch that turns the under hood lights ON and OFF when the hood is raised or lowered is a multi-function switch (sort of). It automatically turns the lights ON and OFF AND gives you the ability...
  20. Thread: New Member

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    You have a beautiful car! Have fun in the spring...

    You have a beautiful car! Have fun in the spring and welcome to the board.
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    Happy Thanksgiving Andrew and everyone on this...

    Happy Thanksgiving Andrew and everyone on this board! Enjoy your time off.
  22. Wow! This is a great process with many...

    Wow! This is a great process with many implications for the future. Didn't know the process had developed that far yet. Thanks for sending it Andrew.
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    Nice, Carlos! Looks great.

    Nice, Carlos! Looks great.
  24. Sticky: Thanks Andrew. Been so long since posting images...

    Thanks Andrew. Been so long since posting images I couldn’t remember how…
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    I had the performance package installed on my...

    I had the performance package installed on my Alpina years ago and there was NO cutting required but I believe there was a slight difference as someone said earlier. Go for it.
  26. Thread: Ground Clearance

    by jawz
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    I measured the ground clearance on my Alpina and...

    I measured the ground clearance on my Alpina and this is what I found:

    Front air dam - 5 1/4 inches (front red arrow in diagram)
    Rear fairing - 6 1/2 inches (rear red arrow/ forward portion of...
  27. Welcome aboard, Craig! The members of this board...

    Welcome aboard, Craig! The members of this board are fantastic and willing to assist with thoughts or advice regarding any anomalies you may encounter. Most of them are already noted in these...
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    Sounds and looks like a great time!

    Sounds and looks like a great time!
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    Traveling north on 44th street in PHX on...

    Traveling north on 44th street in PHX on Thursday, 24 Aug, I passed a southbound blue Z8 with a white soft top. It was about 11:15 am. Just curious if it might have been anyone on this board?
  30. Thread: A Monterey Tale

    by jawz
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    Enjoyed the story(ies). Thanks for the link.

    Enjoyed the story(ies). Thanks for the link.
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    Sounds interesting. Can anyone comment on a...

    Sounds interesting. Can anyone comment on a product called Ceramic Pro in the US? They say they have a process that adds up to 8 layers of 9h coatings which will last for the lifetime of the...
  32. Catching up on the site and just found out about...

    Catching up on the site and just found out about the sad news. Bill was a great supporter of the group and will be sadly missed.
  33. Thread: The new mistress

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    Wow! Nice pick up Ian. Beautiful car. Enjoy.

    Wow! Nice pick up Ian. Beautiful car. Enjoy.
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    Keep us posted on the watch, I could be in on it.

    Keep us posted on the watch, I could be in on it.
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    Thanks guys, sorry! I missed seeing you guys too....

    Thanks guys, sorry! I missed seeing you guys too. Between work, family, etc., this entire year has kept me out of any of the FUN things. It's all good, but I hope to fix those pesky interferences...
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    I'm on my 3rd or 4th OEM battery for my '03...

    I'm on my 3rd or 4th OEM battery for my '03 Alpina. This desert eats batteries. I've found the best thing to do here is to change it every 3-4 years BEFORE it dies whether you want to or not. I've...
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    Good looking car in these pics. Agree with...

    Good looking car in these pics. Agree with Norcal...very Z8ee. Nice!
  38. Thread: $1079.64

    by jawz
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    Good choice ///M Blitz! Trust me on that!

    Good choice ///M Blitz! Trust me on that!
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    Sticky: Poll: FYI: Andrew - When I originally voted, my car had...

    FYI: Andrew - When I originally voted, my car had NOT experienced the dash delamination, but alas, it has recently delaminated. Maybe it's inevitable...? Not sure how to update the data.
  40. Thread: Z8 Models

    by jawz
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    Sticky: Yuuuuuk! In the nicest way possible.

    Yuuuuuk! In the nicest way possible.
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