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  1. Thread: top adjustment

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    top adjustment

    My car has been at the dealer for 7 weeks. They replace parts because top was coming down too far and too far forward- $6000 job. It now stops at the right height when closing, still hitting too far...
  2. Thread: dashboard knobs

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    dashboard knobs

    While my car has been at the dealer (for 7 weeks!!), the dash knobs for HVAC, etc. have gotten sticky, and black pieces (paint?) have come off when I tried to use them. 1) is this common? I have had...
  3. Thread: top malfunction

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    top malfunction

    All of a sudden, my 2000 Z8 top started making a thunk when it was raised, and then started hitting the headliner a bit forward of the clamp openings, instead of stopping 3-4" above the headliner for...
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    headlight washer covers

    Between my two Z8s I have gone through about 5 or 6 headlight washer covers- and they're not very inexpensive. Neither car has ever gone through a carwash (of course), I rarely if ever use the...
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    starting problems

    One of my Z8s is having intermittent starting problems. I think it relates to the ignition switch- sometimes it takes a number of on-off attempts until the starter button responds. Is this common?...
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    backup light bulbs

    I can't find anything in the owners manual as the spec for the backup light bulb. Anyone know what the spec is?
  7. Thread: sticky knobs

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    sticky knobs

    In one of my Z8s, the four control knobs rubberized surfaces have become sticky. The dealer does not seem to know how to treat them and says he doesn't see replacement knobs in his book. I've had a...
  8. Poll: If you haven't painted them yet (yeah, I'm a bit...

    If you haven't painted them yet (yeah, I'm a bit late to this thread), paint them yellow. I've had a few silver Ferraris and always got them with yellow- look absolutely great!
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    For a collector car, you should have stated value...

    For a collector car, you should have stated value (some call it agreed value). Set a realistic value and there is no discussion with the insurance company at time of loss- they pay whatever it is...
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    If you had your own garage, or access to...

    If you had your own garage, or access to electricity, I would suggest a CarCapsule. I have been using one for 15 years (just replaced it with a new one because bottom plastic getting a bit worn)....
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    Call Jim Grundy @ Grundy Worldwide, 866.338.4006....

    Call Jim Grundy @ Grundy Worldwide, 866.338.4006. They actually invented/designed the program for collector cars, and they are familiar with the market prices. One of the largest in the business,...
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    I second the opinion on the Maserati, if you're...

    I second the opinion on the Maserati, if you're willing to go the 4-door route. My wife is on her 2nd Quattroporte, and it is a terrific car. The Ghibli works well, too. My i8 also has tiny seats in...
  13. Thread: radio repair

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    radio repair

    The radio in my black Z8 went south, BMW wants $1200 plus labor to replace it. Does anybody know of a company that repairs them? I don't want to put something fancier in its place- with the top down...
  14. Thread: Simply awesome!

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    If you're just speaking about automobile ads,...

    If you're just speaking about automobile ads, have you seen this ad for Shell? Awesome!! Shell - Ferrari commercial - YouTube
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    Surprised to hear of the battery problems. The...

    Surprised to hear of the battery problems. The battery in my silver one lasted 8 years to the day (but only had 3,700 miles on it; does the constant engine starting bring down the life? Since...
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    European BMW club

    Is it worthwhile to join BMW Z8 Club e.V.? Are there any benefits over the US club? It's certainly not inexpensive. I'm sure this question was dealt with a long time ago, but I'm not sure where to...
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    Yes, Bogert has experience with the entire range...

    Yes, Bogert has experience with the entire range of BMWs. I even found my old 850 up there being worked on!
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    If you can access Rte 22 in Springfield, NJ, JMK...

    If you can access Rte 22 in Springfield, NJ, JMK is the best dealer I have ever dealt with , period. If that's too far south for you, MotorWorksWest, Dave Bogert, 201.847.8877, Motor Works West, 471...
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    Anyone looking for anything to be done to any...

    Anyone looking for anything to be done to any BMW, I highly recommend MotorWorksWest, Dave Bogert, 201.847.8877, Motor Works West, 471 West Main St, Wyckoff
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    Sticky: I was not aware of this. how do i reach Bill...

    I was not aware of this. how do i reach Bill Stuart? And, how do I verify that the car is listed in BMW NA's database?
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    Thanks. I'll check availability; not shown on...

    Thanks. I'll check availability; not shown on Tire Rack.
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    replacement tires

    Just got down to Florida and both front tire stems cracked and the tires are flat. Nothing lasts anymore- they're only 14 years old! I'll replace all the tires while I'm at it, but don't know...
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    I am surprised by the negative comments re:...

    I am surprised by the negative comments re: Deltran chargers. I presently use 15 of them, the oldest is about 12 years old. I have had only one failure that I can recall (other than driving off with...
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    Thanks for the info. Insurance: they're both...

    Thanks for the info.

    Insurance: they're both insured for $125,000 agreed value, $5,000 deductible, the premium is $530. Nominally, I'm supposed to put only 1,000 miles per year on the vehicles....
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    cost of insurance

    Give me a couple of days to get you an answer. I just looked it up in my computer, and I think I have the wrong numbers: I show no number next to one Z8, and $167G next to the other- and I'm sure...
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    I'm late to this party, but I have a lot of cars...

    I'm late to this party, but I have a lot of cars insured with American Home Insurance through Dan Yagodnik @ Classic Auto Insurance in Indianapolis. 800.397.0765. He's been excellent and responsive,...
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