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  1. You may find this thread...

    You may find this thread helpful....http://www.bmwz8.us/forum/bmw-z8-chat-room/here-goes-nothing-3018.html
  2. Thread: Transmission

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    It is in fact a reconditioned unit...see the part...

    It is in fact a reconditioned unit...see the part where it says "exchange" http://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/showparts?id=EJ13-USA-12-2000-E52-BMW-Z8&diagId=23_1205 I did some googling and it looks...
  3. Thread: Transmission

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    I haven't checked this to make sure, but it's a...

    I haven't checked this to make sure, but it's a pretty safe bet that you would be buying a reconditioned unit, not a new one. You will also have to give BMW your transmission as part of the deal so...
  4. Thread: Just for Kicks

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    Just for Kicks

    don't shoot me....The Z8 for me is the most beautiful modern convertible. However, I have never been a fan of the pushed-in, pontoon-boat-like front end. If you have ever been curious what it might...
  5. Thread: Exhaust Options

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    Sigh......I decided to buy a 300 year old house...

    Sigh......I decided to buy a 300 year old house in Portugal. Been waiting 4 years for permission to start the rehabilitation project. It's a protected building so the beaurocracy has been extensive,...
  6. Thread: Exhaust Options

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    been meaning to post this here for a while...a...

    been meaning to post this here for a while...a few months ago I bought an inspection camera and stuck it into the exhaust (I have Meisterschaft Titanium GT "mufflers"). There is ZERO sound...
  7. Thread: Seat back clips

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    No idea why the seat back is not sitting flush....

    No idea why the seat back is not sitting flush. Are you sure you got the clips seated properly? I do, though, have a 3d scanner, solidworks, and a 3d printer and no desire to make 149.95 per clip. If...
  8. I have never seen anyone part out a Z8. If you...

    I have never seen anyone part out a Z8. If you really want them you'll have to buy them from BMW directly...$$$$$$$$$$$$$
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    Get yourself an AGM or lithium iron phosphate...

    Get yourself an AGM or lithium iron phosphate battery. They won't have any problem with sitting for 3-4 months disconnected.
  10. Thread: Famous Owners.

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    Nelson Piquet: black on black ...

    Nelson Piquet: black on black

    http://quatrorodas.abril.com.br/noticias/galeria-colecao-de-carros-de-nelson-piquet/
    ...
  11. HELP! EU certificate of conformity for US car?

    I was misinformed about how long I had to register my US Z8 in Portugal. Now I have a couple months to get it done. Does anyone have any experience getting an EU certificate of conformity for US Z8s?
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    In case it helps...I know the E39 guys bake their...

    In case it helps...I know the E39 guys bake their lights to get them apart. I remember seeing a thread on m5board.com about the best temperature for doing so.
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    Having spent a lot of time under the car trying...

    Having spent a lot of time under the car trying to find a strategy to lower the engine, I can tell you it would not be trivial to move the steering column to the other side and would require drilling...
  14. Hi Andrew: not sold, but at this point I think...

    Hi Andrew: not sold, but at this point I think I'll keep it. I am panicked, though, at the thought of going through another homologation exercise: this time in Portugal.

    I had the car advertised...
  15. Thread: RM in France

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    1.6m EUR for the GT Lusso depresses the hell out...

    1.6m EUR for the GT Lusso depresses the hell out of me. That was always my "for now a dream but one day" car. Unless the bubble pops, that's probably always going to be a dream--doesn't seem so long...
  16. Thread: 507 Boat

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    Beautiful!!!!!

    Beautiful!!!!!
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    Good idea! I have had few email exchanges with...

    Good idea! I have had few email exchanges with Dusty Renteria at Dinan and my S62 buddy over on M5board, Peter, has had more in depth discussions (I didn't want to bother Dusty with the same...
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    As usual, the goal is more power/less weight. I'm...

    As usual, the goal is more power/less weight. I'm just seeing what can be done with the S62 if you're not subject to the cost/NVH/regulatory constraints BMW faced in designing the engine.

    The...
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    Crankshaft Stress Analysis

    Still a lot of work to do modeling the crankshaft: drilling holes, shaping webs, etc. The modal analysis is also a shortcut: fixed the flywheel end rather than attaching a movable flywheel, no...
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    My first encounter with a Z8 was on a Sunday...

    My first encounter with a Z8 was on a Sunday staring through the window of the BMW dealer in Zurich with the wife yelling at me to hurry up. Took me ten years to get one.
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    Very cool! I really appreciate how you have kept...

    Very cool! I really appreciate how you have kept this community going. I'll have to add this issue to my Z8 magazine collection.
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    something to think about if you want to upgrade...

    something to think about if you want to upgrade the dampers:

    http://www.bmwz8.us/forum/showthread.php?t=2497

    KW gave me softer front springs (170Nm vs 200Nm) for the front than on their...
  23. Thread: Visiting Munich

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    If you go to Stuttgart after Munich, you can keep...

    If you go to Stuttgart after Munich, you can keep going west to Mulhouse just across the border in France:

    Cité de l'Automobile - Collection Schlumpf - Site officiel - gérée par Culturespaces,...
  24. Thread: V10 IN A Z8?

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    The S85 is closely related to the S62: bore...

    The S85 is closely related to the S62: bore spacing is the same, as is the valve sizing. The S85 can be bored to the same 94mm as the S62 and stroked to 5.9l or so, whereas the S62 is maxed out...
  25. Thread: V10 IN A Z8?

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    Clearing the steering rack is the tricky bit. I...

    Clearing the steering rack is the tricky bit. I believe the VANOS pump is right where the steering rack would be. So even if you dry sump it won't help unless you lose the VANOS. Might be possible to...
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    Anyone else have experience with lithium...

    Anyone else have experience with lithium batteries? Mine is going on three years now without problems. I let it discharge totally this winter by accident with no apparent ill effects. It was on the...
  27. Thread: my NCR project

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    I take that back: my bike is even lighter than a...

    I take that back: my bike is even lighter than a 250. A CBR250 has a dry weight of 337lbs, versus around 270 for my bike. And of course the hp comparison is 24hp versus 140hp.

    Affordable Sportbike...
  28. Thread: my NCR project

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    Well, as you can imagine, with 125kg, 140hp, very...

    Well, as you can imagine, with 125kg, 140hp, very low rotating/unsprung mass (carbon wheels, ceramic brakes, etc.): it is phenomenal! Handles like a 250cc two-stroke, but when you press go, it REALLY...
  29. Thread: my NCR project

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    In front of the Ferrari Museum in Maranello:

    In front of the Ferrari Museum in Maranello:
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    Sticky: Poll: If anyone has no use for the fogged headlights...

    If anyone has no use for the fogged headlights being replaced, I could use a set for experimentation purposes. I will gladly pay shipping to Switzerland.
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    The Swiss department of motor vehicles was my...

    The Swiss department of motor vehicles was my motivation for drilled. One of my colleagues told me a horror story that they wouldn't pass his car because the slots were 5mm longer than allowed. :mad:...
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    old:...

    old: http://www.bmwz8.us/forum/tires-wheels-brakes/brembo-gt-big-brake-kit-872.html

    new: http://www.bmwz8.us/forum/tires-wheels-brakes/bbs-forged-individual-2397.html

    The new style is 6 piston...
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    180 degree headers on a crossplane v8 Gt40 losses...

    180 degree headers on a crossplane v8 Gt40 losses control - YouTube
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    Well, I think I gave up on the flat plane crank....

    Well, I think I gave up on the flat plane crank. It's a bit extreme. Besides the custom crank, I would also need custom cams. Even if I don't mind the vibration, bits like the VANOS circuit board...
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    flatplane crank vibration

    So I was daydreaming about converting the S62 from crossplane crank to flatplane crank. Flatplane cranks are lighter, have less rotational inertia, and produce an even firing interval on each bank,...
  36. Hi Ron, I'm going to keep the exhaust for my...

    Hi Ron,

    I'm going to keep the exhaust for my next Z8.;)

    John
  37. Hi Andrew, I haven't sold it yet. Now that it...

    Hi Andrew,

    I haven't sold it yet. Now that it is spring I need to advertise it here. To be honest, I am really torn about selling it since it is a great example and I am emotionally attached....
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    How are the sensors repaired? I tried cleaning...

    How are the sensors repaired? I tried cleaning mine, which worked for a few weeks, but then the engine seemed to drift back to its previous state.

    excellent reference on MAFs:

    How to test the...
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    Did you guys know there is headlight cleaner too?...

    Did you guys know there is headlight cleaner too? I hit the button by accident and it scared the heck out of me.
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    They probably sold you the whole assembly, but...

    They probably sold you the whole assembly, but you only need to replace the sensors.

    $144 for 1 whole assembly:
    BMW E39 M5 S62 5.0L - 13621433566 - Mass Air Flow Sensor (MAF) - Priced Each -...
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