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  1. Thread: Radio Dead

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    My head unit worked once last summer, twice the...

    My head unit worked once last summer, twice the summer before. I finally went with a non-stock replacement, but given the occasional functionality of mine and the issues, trials and tribulations...
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    Sticky: is the pouch OEM? I don't recall ever seeing one...

    is the pouch OEM? I don't recall ever seeing one before.
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    Not sure if the pricing to list on eBay would be...

    Not sure if the pricing to list on eBay would be impacted but I suggest listing her for what you think she should fetch (perhaps a bit higher) then allow offers. You're likely to get some nonsense...
  4. Good news and bad news. The turn signal was...

    Good news and bad news. The turn signal was fixed by replacing the ballast and their quote had included time to remove the bumper so that knocked off 2.5 hours labor. Props to this site for...
  5. I'm there too. And using the tach I pretty much...

    I'm there too. And using the tach I pretty much know my speed. The kicker is the Speedo light didn't flicker until I asked them to check on my fan. The blower reduces velocity as I increase speed...
  6. The turn signal stung a bit as they quoted me...

    The turn signal stung a bit as they quoted me $1280 in October. I mentioned they should check the ballast and was told it's 50/50 (per other threads I've read the ballast is s couple hundred. So I'm...
  7. Ball joints at 35K? Vanos getting pricier other service offerings...

    Took my Z8 in to diagnose engine light.

    Both airflow meters (incorrect values) $1126.00
    VANOS adjustment unit bank 2 $2280.00
    Left front turn signal $2084.00...
  8. Sticky: Stunning indeed! What a beaut!

    Stunning indeed! What a beaut!
  9. She's a beautiful example, Andrew. I'm smitten...

    She's a beautiful example, Andrew. I'm smitten with the 20" rims and might have to consider for my silver/red. Also, was the console modified as there are two small red lights and a button in front...
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    Yes, thanks!

    Yes, thanks!
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    My left front neon signal functioned...

    My left front neon signal functioned intermittently but now its rarely functioning at all. Seems that using the turn signal or using the lights will trigger failure. My local BMW dealer simply...
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    Interesting. As one with a EU 2001 Z8 in the USA...

    Interesting. As one with a EU 2001 Z8 in the USA and with original tail lights still working, I guess I need to wait and see.

    On the other hand, my driver's side neon turn signal no longer even...
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    My BMW tender plugs in to the lighter and works...

    My BMW tender plugs in to the lighter and works like a charm. I'll consider the eyelet connectors with my next tender.

    My tender does get warm and often takes several hours before the green...
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    The BMW tender works like a charm. I'm on my...

    The BMW tender works like a charm. I'm on my second tender but still running strong on my first battery. My Z8 was mfg way back in Sept 2000. Aside from the tender I cannot explain why my battery...
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    32,300 give or take.

    32,300 give or take.
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    Sticky: Perhaps folks expressed interest for these on...

    Perhaps folks expressed interest for these on another thread. I for one would be interested in a set. Lots of trees in MI and I love autumn driving!
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    Sticky: Perhaps folks expressed interest for these on...

    Perhaps folks expressed interest for these on another thread. I for one would be interested in a set. Lots of trees in MI and I love autumn driving!
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    Took her in to Erhard BMW in West Bloomfield. ...

    Took her in to Erhard BMW in West Bloomfield. They think (but didn't seem overly confident) that it is the slip ring.

    I didn't authorize the work as they need to get a couple sensors to quiet...
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    Must say, I am not fond of the blower...

    Must say, I am not fond of the blower automatically cutting back, particularly if I am using the heat with the top down.
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    Steering column squeak

    Have just noticed squeak when I turn the wheel. Somewhat intermittent but annoying and needs to get remedied pronto. I have 32,000 on my 2001 euro. Sounds like a bushing.

    Has anyone else...
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    It seems the euro Z8s that were brought over...

    It seems the euro Z8s that were brought over stateside have shed some of the early stigma. My 2001 silver/red euro has 31K on her and has been an absolute joy. Not looking to sell but then again if...
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    Cuz I'm a dunderhead! Btw I ordered the Clore...

    Cuz I'm a dunderhead!

    Btw I ordered the Clore jnc660. If a quick jump revives the battery she might get a reprieve.
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    I'm a dunderhead. Left my key in ignition in the...

    I'm a dunderhead. Left my key in ignition in the on position and totally drained my battery. While I believe its finally time to retire my original just shy of 14 yrs of faithful service, if I...
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    I'm in michigan so she gets use from May to...

    I'm in michigan so she gets use from May to November. I log between 2000-2500 per yr.

    i think she's close to 30000 miles.
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    Norcal, my 2001 is still going strong on the...

    Norcal, my 2001 is still going strong on the original battery. Methinks the tender helps longevity more we may have suspected.
  26. Thanks! That's a relief. Perchance do you...

    Thanks!

    That's a relief. Perchance do you have the part#? Figure I'll try to pick one up online.
  27. parking light went out. Does that call for a new headlight?

    I'd hate to replace the entire headlight for just a burned out parking light. Hopefully the bulb can be replaced. Has anyone else encountered this?
  28. Sticky: Poll: Just another 800K to go!

    Just another 800K to go!
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    I feel a little sheepish posting this but I still...

    I feel a little sheepish posting this but I still have the orig battery in my 2001 Z8 Euro. If she sits more than a day or two, she's on the trickle charger. I usually keep one of my keys in the...
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    Sticky: My mistake. I was looking at the MPSS. Don't...

    My mistake. I was looking at the MPSS. Don't think it prudent to wait as my Z still has the Bridgestone RFTs.
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    Sticky: Thanks for the quick reply. Odd. Went to the...

    Thanks for the quick reply. Odd. Went to the Michelin site and plugged in my specs and was advised:


    Your Search :
    2001 BMW Z8 Standard
    We are sorry. This tire line does not have tires...
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    Sticky: time for new tires...

    it's probably not fair to inquire about such an old post. Have OEM wheels on my 2001 and am thinking of getting the Michelin Pilot Super Sports.

    Wondering if GM's preference for 265/40/19 -...
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    immediately before storage, I change the oil and...

    immediately before storage, I change the oil and fill the tank, including stabilizer. Fuel filter probably needs a change out. Thanks for the tip!
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    Am in MI so she is summer's only. 20,250 miles...

    Am in MI so she is summer's only. 20,250 miles to date. She fires up every time...picked her up out of storage last month and she purred instantly. Now as for the original tires...they gotta go!
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    Sticky: If the electronic "guts" are a match, perhaps....

    If the electronic "guts" are a match, perhaps....
  36. In MI, I see 1 per yr (not counting events like...

    In MI, I see 1 per yr (not counting events like the Dream Cruise which would double the sightings to 2 per year).

    I used to fret about putting miles on her but, am near 20K now and think that the...
  37. A cartoon on QEII. It will make you laugh...it will make you cry.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PTUY16CkS-k
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    Sticky: Thanks, KGZ8, for the tip on E6000. Will give it...

    Thanks, KGZ8, for the tip on E6000. Will give it a try...
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    must be more to the story. Unfortunate to say...

    must be more to the story. Unfortunate to say the least!
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    I hestitate to mention but I am still tendering...

    I hestitate to mention but I am still tendering my 2001 OEM battery. She's doing just fine. Wonder if many others are finding such longevity.
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