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  1. Thread: Great shot!

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    Iíve owned both. Each is unique and entertaining...

    Iíve owned both. Each is unique and entertaining in its own way.
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    Recently had mine redone in leather, too. A well...

    Recently had mine redone in leather, too. A well known local (San Diego area) shop did the work. Looks great and no waves, wrinkles or sags as with the cloth options.
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    Try this. Offered up by a BMW Tech...Easy to...

    Try this. Offered up by a BMW Tech...Easy to reset yourself with just a piece of wire, if you want to. Ignition on, engine off. Open the round diagnostic plug under the hood. Stick one stripped end...
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    Cool Z8

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    Very nice, rare color car. After a period of health related, off the grid issues, I just acquired my 3d Z8. A beautiful, low mileage 2001 silver/red-black beauty. Such wonderful cars. Hope...
  5. Sticky: Thanks. Will look for the additional pics.

    Thanks. Will look for the additional pics.
  6. Sticky: Blue status?

    Hello Andrew. Do you know if this car ever sold? Thank you,
  7. Thread: same motor....

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    Colors

    Right, Jerry. Color is my most difficult decision, coupled with the right interior. Of course, this is from a guy who currently owns a bright orange M3 LRP edition!
  8. Thread: Air Conditioning

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    Wet Pass carpet

    I had the same problem on my first Z8. At the time, my shop foreman talked to BMW and it was a known problem. They took my car in and fixed it at their cost. (a 2002 two year old CPO car). I went in...
  9. Thread: same motor....

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    Nice M5

    Great car. Congrats. I has a 2001 M5 and loved it as a driver. Unfortunately I jumped at it and it was Silverstone (very light blue). After a short time, I regretted the color choice every time I...
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    New garage

    Ed, I have a separate three car unit on my property, supplementing my primary home-attached three car garage.
    Some considerations for you:

    - Build it with sufficient interior roof height in...
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    Sticky: Thanks Andrew

    A valuable service, complimenting the support and info we all get from our other knowledgeable members and fellow supporters. Good luck.
  12. Thread: Values

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    IRS

    Nothing is secret anymore. If the IRS isn't line dancing, they're asking the NSA to snoop on your car transactions :eek:
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    Clay it!

    Yep, use the clay. Just be sure to keep your process wet and well lubricated as you go and knead the clay constantly. If you drop the clay....go buy another one!
    Then wash again, polish and wax....
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    GT and New 4 Series

    A dealer put me in a GT as a loaned once. I just couldn't believe that BMW would design such a fugly machine. Ugh!
    What I've seen of the upcoming 4's look good. Nice evolution for the 3 series.
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    Forgot to ask....

    Which intake and carb(s) on the 302?
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    Z28

    Beautiful, Marty. Had a 69 vert year's ago, but just a basic 327 a/t car needing a full resto. It was fun to work on at the time, having grown up with those beautifully styled cars. My son wanted it...
  17. Thread: Shipping a Z8 ??

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    Sticky: Shipping

    Used Reliable twice. One car CA to TX and two cars TX to CA. Professional, reasonable pricing, flexible schedule and constant communications and updates. Last move was a husband/wife team and great. ...
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    Texas

    I suspect you will need to find a very up-to-date inspection facility, that can read your OBDII unit. It's a bit unique, as are some of the other BMW and European models. Not all smog computers will...
  19. Thread: Gas Stations

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    Gas

    I've always had very good luck in all of my cars with Exxon and Mobil. (now the same) Good additive package and availability around me.
  20. Thread: New Z8 Owner

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    Congratulations. You should find the Z8 to be...

    Congratulations. You should find the Z8 to be unique, fun and a general joy to own and drive.
    StuM
  21. Thread: New Boxster

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    SL55

    Congrats Andrew. While I owned the SL65, I tested a number of 55's while I was shopping for a car. They're somewhat close in approach and the 55 exhaust really does sound a lot better. You'll love...
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    Dang!

    Thanks Christian, Great pix. I need to look more closely at my Z8. Looks like the darn things can be real vacuum cleaners for road trash and leaves!
    Stu
  23. Thread: New Boxster

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    Boxster

    I've read nothing but great reviews on the new Boxster. It looks much better too. I saw my first one on the road yesterday. I've had 911, 928, Turbo Cayenne, etc and this one looks like it might get...
  24. Thread: Z8 vs. SL550

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    SL and Z8

    Bought a used SL65 a few years back. Even with the first owner taking the biggest depreciation bath, I still got hurt when I sold it two years later. Great car and quick as hell, but not a good...
  25. Thread: New stable mate !

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    C4S

    Nice. We had a 997 C4S cab and loved it. Good, quality car, reliable and a great driver.
    Congrats.
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    Uh Oh

    Uh Oh, now I have a devil on one shoulder (Andrew) and an angel on the other (my wife). Both whispering do it, don't you dare do it, re the full Dinan Z8 upgrades plus sway bars, mufflers, etc. ...
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    Per Pkg

    Yep, Trevor helped. (lead, supervised and taught) Really nice guy and very careful about his measurements and work. Back at BMW of SD and they both came in on a Saturday to help me out. Great to find...
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    Finally - Perf Pkg Installed

    Got my Perf Pkg installed this weekend, after about a two month wait for my BMW tech (my son) to have time to do it. He and a fellow tech, who trained under Matt at Peter Pan, got it all installed in...
  29. Thread: The new Corvette

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    Not the Vette, but...

    I saw the i8 concept in the LA auto Show and that, I liked. Very modern and interesting lines. I keep bugging my dealer about it, if it ever comes closer to fruition.
    The NSX concept and LF-LC...
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    "That Hat"?!

    OK, so here's the big question. Do I have to buy and wear a crazy, wildman hat, to join in? What'cha think Mac?
    Actually, I'll finally be installing my Perf Pkg this weekend and will then be more...
  31. Thread: The new Corvette

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    New Vette

    I like it in the initial pix, but reserve final thoughts until I see and drive it in person. Have had many Vette's among my pack of cars, including a current '67 427 convt. I had an '06 ZO6 and was...
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    Dog Dining

    Those dogs have better table manners than a few humans I've seen at local restaurants. Probably escaped Wal Martians!
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    Audi R8 V10

    The Audi's great. The second one we've owned. (other was a V8 coupe). Very well built, with great fit and finish. Driving is fantastic. Perfect combo of ride, handling, sport, cruising and vroooom!...
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    Stabil

    I've used Stabil very successfully for years on everything from my classic cars, to boat (had twin BB Merc's), to my mowers and tractors. Never any problems and the stuff seems to stave off fuel...
  35. Thread: Trip Advice

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    Napa

    Tom, We used to live in Napa, so let's see if I can help a bit, too.

    1. I've used Reliable a few times for my classic and sports car cross-country transport. Easy, on-line quote and reservation...
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    FGT and Z8

    From a prior date and time in my car-life. I wish I could have kept so many of my earlier rides, but this not winning the lottery stuff is killing my dreams!
    The '06 FGT and '02 Z8 actually...
  37. Thread: Z8 and Friends

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    Raptor

    Hey Marty, I see now who stole my US flag decals!

    I didn't get Raptor detailed today, but did get her a new windshield just now. The guys just left. All Star Glass did the job. Quick,...
  38. Thread: Z8 and Friends

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    Friends

    Marty, I stuck the Raptor in there just in case you caught this pix. Gotta' offset all those little guys with some big, old school American iron.
  39. Thread: Z8 and Friends

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    Z8 and Friends

    Our newest Z8 joins garage friends in sunny SoCal, after a few days of rain and cold weather. Great day to warm up everyone's oil :-)
  40. Thread: Man's best friend

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    Enzo

    Marty, I also smile at his name, Enzo. We've had, or have Chevy, Lexs (Lexus), Harley, Shelby, etc. Very car related.
    Anyway, re the name Enzo, if you want to read a good auto/dog book, pick up a...
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