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  1. ..... From the looks of it, I don’t think you...

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    From the looks of it, I don’t think you can access the resistor area from inside the car. It’s sitting right in the fan box, within the engine compartment. I know some other models of BMW do...
  2. Success, resistor replaced

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    Well, I bought an OEM HVAC resistor module online and replaced the faulty unit yesterday. Not necessarily overly difficult, but it was a bit tricky. Had to go through the cabin filter(s) frame...
  3. HVAC fan switch resistor replacement process?

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    ....So, does anyone actually know where this resistor resides and the actual replacement procedure? Seems it vastly differs on the many BMW model lines.
    Thanks,
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    As several car-guys have reportedly learned over...

    As several car-guys have reportedly learned over time, use care and, as always, “buyer beware” with some certain dealers! Do your homework. I’ve toyed with selling my current 2001 silver-red/black...
  5. Did you ever figure this issue out and get it...

    Did you ever figure this issue out and get it corrected? I have the same issue, but only intermittently. Thanks,
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    Used Radar-Mirror last year. Great service. Quick...

    Used Radar-Mirror last year. Great service. Quick and painless. 👍
  7. Thread: Window sticker?

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    Thanks Bill

    Thanks a million, Bill. I may see if this is the source I need to use. I confirmed with BMW N/A today that they can not reproduce the sticker, but they do retain the data on each car. Thanks again.
  8. Thread: Window sticker?

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    Window sticker?

    Anyone ever able to procure a replacement or duplicate window sticker for their car? Either from BMW or another source? Thanks,
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    Z8 Picture - SCORE!

    Scored a beautiful Z8 picture from my local dealer. Large 3’ x 5’, framed picture. They are renovating their dealership and I was fortunate enough to get this for my home garage.
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    2001 Z8 :: 2019 BMW Z8

    2001 Z8 :: 2019 BMW Z8 (2019-12-25 12:51:38)
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    Z8 Tech Training Manual

    My son, a BMW Master tech for many years, gave me this for Christmas. What a great gift and full of many little details about our cars.
  12. Thread: Great shot!

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    I’ve owned both. Each is unique and entertaining...

    I’ve 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...
  16. 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!
  17. 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...
  18. 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.
  21. 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...
  26. 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...
  28. 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.
  29. 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
  30. 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
  32. 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...
  33. 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...
  34. 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...
  38. 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...
  40. 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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