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    In 20+ years of ownership I've only seen one set...

    In 20+ years of ownership I've only seen one set come up for sale and I have them. I'll post them for sale here should I ever decide to remove them from my car.
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    Sticky: Poll: This is great news. I'll peel back the aging PPF...

    This is great news. I'll peel back the aging PPF on my lenses and see if its the headlights or the film that's fogged. Again great work and a big thanks to SW Lights.
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    What if there were no "roll hoops"?

    Completely random thought when I woke this morning...What if I removed the roll hoops, the chromed plastic base(s) and replaced it with a low profile, 3D printed cap? I've never been a fan of roll...
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    A couple Q's...How difficult was it to remove the...

    A couple Q's...How difficult was it to remove the front Roundel? Did you need remove the grills for access? I swapped out the Roundel on the trunk and the adhesive on the back made it very difficult....
  5. It snaps in place, best advice is to carefully...

    It snaps in place, best advice is to carefully pry on corner up with a plastic trim tool or something similar with a thin profile and work your way around the edge. I replaced the BMW Roundel on my...
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    I bought Zed8's chrome roll hoops about seven...

    I bought Zed8's chrome roll hoops about seven years ago. I searched a long time, even contacted the original manufacturer to make another set without success. You can see them on my silver car from...
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    I believe it was on a Corvette forum that someone...

    I believe it was on a Corvette forum that someone recommended using silicone spray, probably on a cotton ball or swab to eliminate those tacky rubber surfaces.
  8. Great day out meeting old friends and new... it's...

    Great day out meeting old friends and new... it's been way too long since our last Z8 meetup.
  9. Got my Peterson Breakfast Club confirmation...See...

    Got my Peterson Breakfast Club confirmation...See you Sunday at 7:30am.
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    Sticky: Can't blame anyone for selling. I'm seeing the...

    Can't blame anyone for selling. I'm seeing the price of a couple of my cars triple in value...seems like inflation is here, people getting out of cash and buying assets.
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    If you get any information on your search for the...

    If you get any information on your search for the leading edge strip on the rear valance please let us know. I tried to find one available years ago without success.
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    Sticky: A source for 3D printed parts would be...

    A source for 3D printed parts would be great...I've had those clips fall off from the failed factory glue, then break after I reinstalled them with epoxy. I'm using Velcro strips on the back of the...
  13. High pressure dry ice cleaning for your car...

    Interesting idea... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yGuTUGjh9Ns
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    I've found a hairline crack in the same spot...my...

    I've found a hairline crack in the same spot...my simpler approach is a careful application of epoxy, using a penlight and a fine detail brush on the inside of the seat trim. Some painters tape on...
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    Weekend meetups in LA...

    With the scarcity of Z8's meetups I've taken to hanging out with the SoCal Supercar meet & drive group. Good group of people, often driving up PCH to Sunday's Car's and Coffee at the Malibu Country...
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    I've had the Continental Extreme Contact DWS06's...

    I've had the Continental Extreme Contact DWS06's on my car for six months and they're great. Really, my car sees so little mileage that the premium price for some tires isn't worth it. My last set of...
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    I think you're looking at the ambient air...

    I think you're looking at the ambient air temperature sending unit.
  18. Interesting, only one frame repair facility in the US....

    "The BMW of North America facility in Oxnard, California no longer does aluminum repairs, leaving the facility in New Jersey as the only place on the continent authorized to fix the Z8ís frame."
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    I've had the same issue for years. There's a...

    I've had the same issue for years. There's a thread somewhere on the forum history. I do recall that's it's not uncommon or anything to worry about.
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    I'm missing my window sticker as well...thanks...

    I'm missing my window sticker as well...thanks Bill!
  21. Plan's for the hot holiday weekend in LA?

    I was thinking about taking the Z8 out for a drive along the coast. For sure going to the meetup at Malibu Country Mart on Sunday morning, but taking another car out that day. If anyone wants to get...
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    Adding to that list...

    I remember something about clear front turn signal lenses for the Asian exports as well. I've never seen a picture of them, but if they're out there it might be interesting modification to remove...
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    Sure looks cleaner without those side markers.

    Sure looks cleaner without those side markers.
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    Sticky: Some misinformation about those early VIN's...

    I'm the first registered owner of 0024, with the assistance of another member of the forum that had connections within BMW he was able to confirm that my car was originally a "press" car, then loaned...
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    Sticky: My seat backs have started to pop off...the top...

    My seat backs have started to pop off...the top clips are intact and I'm using Velcro to pretty successfully keep those clips attached to the seat backs. What I did find is that the side clips are...
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    Sticky: All the glued parts have starting to fail in my...

    All the glued parts have starting to fail in my car...surprising since most of the time it sits in a cool garage. What I've found is that BMW didn't do any surface prep on the parts. Glue applied to...
  27. Thread: Tires

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    FYI...Continental rebate(s) starting June 1st...

    A little more research and I'm still buying a set of the ECS tires, just got a notification that their rebate starts in June.
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    Hmm...I didn't know about that problem with the...

    Hmm...I didn't know about that problem with the Continental ECS. I'd been waiting out this virus madness with the hopes that Continental would have them on their regular spring/summer sale. I can see...
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    Those look great, hope they become available to...

    Those look great, hope they become available to the rest of us.
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    Those covers are an ongoing problem here...I lost...

    Those covers are an ongoing problem here...I lost one on the road a few months ago and bought a replacement that didn't seem to fit. I took the other washer cover off to see how it fits, broke that...
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    Well, that handbrake is apparently the last thing...

    Well, that handbrake is apparently the last thing that'll ever fall apart on this car...two expired and now delaminated cards and attempts with some other tools, that handle is still solidly on there.
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    This forum is the best...I lost the passenger...

    This forum is the best...I lost the passenger side washer cover over the weekend and had a vague memory of a past post dealing with the same situation. Thanks for the information.
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    There's an "inspection" light and an "oil...

    There's an "inspection" light and an "oil service" light??? I wonder if a dealer turned off all those notifications on my car, because I've never seen them come up as a reminder.
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    I thought both of those Z8 specific exhaust...

    I thought both of those Z8 specific exhaust systems had been out of production for several years...
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    Great, thanks for the tip...I'll try it this...

    Great, thanks for the tip...I'll try it this weekend.
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    And I'll just throw this out there...if anyone...

    And I'll just throw this out there...if anyone knows a way to remove the aluminum handle (its badly scratched) on the parking brake, I'd appreciate it.
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    Upgrade...LED lights.

    Many years ago we did the LED upgrade on our parking lights (this might be news to more recent owners on the Forum). I've just started to look on the M5 Forum for LED upgrades for all or most of the...
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    148 mph with the top down on a closed runway and...

    148 mph with the top down on a closed runway and it felt like the wind was ripping the hair off my head...won't do that again.
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    Thanks for the info...One of these days I'll take...

    Thanks for the info...One of these days I'll take my head unit out (before it dies) and upgrade to something better then 20 year old technology.
  40. Rennlist Group Buy...Element Fire Extinguisher.

    I purchased a Halotron fire extinguisher a few years ago for the Z8. This looks like a much better and easier alternative...Group buy is April 5-15, 2019....
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